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Activist Durga Mallu Gudilu wins 28th Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2021

Bajaj Electricals Ltd. along with the IMC Ladies' Wing conferred the 28th IMC Ladies’ Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2021 on  social activist Durga Mallu Gudilu – Trustee, Anum Foundation. Chief Guest Shekhar Bajaj, Chairman, and Managing Director, Bajaj Electricals Ltd. accolated Durga for her contribution towards the betterment of her community and its people during...
farmers organisations

How Farmers’ Organisations Can Empower Rural Youth

Youth need to be systematically engaged in remunerative farming, the broader food sector, and farm-related and rural non-food-related activities for the future of farming and food security, rebalancing migration, youth employment (especially in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis) and overall rural development. Farmers' organisations have proven to be critical institutions for the empowerment,...
Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (ACR), IIT Madras, addressing the IIT-M roundtable Meet in Mumbai

IIT Madras actively pursues corporate tie-ups for tech-driven CSR

The potential for science and technology to work in tandem with CSR for the greater cause of nation-building is limitless. Working towards the goal of making tech-driven CSR activities, IIT Madras organized a roundtable meet titled ‘Explore and Grow—CSR Partnerships’ in Mumbai on 16th December 2021. The event focused on the emerging trend within India’s...
Modi in Haldwani

PM Modi starts multiple projects worth Rs. 17,500 crores in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani

Known as the ‘Gateway of Kumaon’, Haldwani is the third most populous city in Uttarakhand and serves as an important business centre. The city of Haldwani along with its twin township of Kathgodam forms the Haldwani-Kathgodam Municipal board in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The city is in the news because Prime Minister Narendra...
Mundar redevelopment project

Mundar Redevelopment Project helps to rehabilitate flood-affected populations by rebuilding community infrastructure

The Mundar Redevelopment Project initiated by Habitat for Humanity India in partnership with HSBC India and Swayam Shikshan Prayog has helped to bring normalcy in the lives of flood-affected families and put them on the path to rehabilitation. Mundar is an island in Kottayam district, Kerala. Spread over 10.12 square kilometers, it is surrounded and...
Godrej - clean water

Godrej & Boyce brings improved access to clean water for the Takavali Village Community in Maharashtra

As a part of Godrej & Boyce’s community water development initiatives, the flagship company of Godrej Group, recently set-up the sixth water tank in the Takavali Village of Vadval Gram Panchayat in Maharashtra. The inauguration witnessed participation from key officials from Panchayat, Samitee Khalapur, GCD (Groundwater Conservation District) and corporate social responsibility team of Godrej...
Food Sovereignty

CSR Empowering Women by Ensuring Food Sovereignty in Rural Communities

India is seeking to double the incomes of its farmers by 2022. Food sovereignty is an important measure to meet this target. What is Food Sovereignty? Food Sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture...
dairy farmer

IBM-Airtel Business collab deploys hybrid cloud solution for the benefit of dairy farmers

Airtel Business and IBM have collaborated to deploy a hybrid cloud solution for a group of Milk Producer Companies (MPCs) created by NDDB Dairy Services. The hybrid cloud solution that leverages Airtel Cloud and IBM Power servers, will host the ERP and other key applications to accelerate the digital transformation of the MPCs. These...

Enabling Digitisation Among Microentrepreneurs in a post COVID-19 World

The Covid-19 pandemic necessitated a swift move to digital-focused business strategies and transactions due to safety, business discovery, marketing and logistical considerations. Even the informal and micro business segments, that traditionally relied on manual and face-to-face transactions, had to adapt to survive in one of the most arduous times in recent history. However, what...
oil companies

Public sector oil companies spent Rs. 5,582 crore on CSR in last 3 years

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Rameswar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Monday informed that Public Sector Oil Companies (PSUs) have been earmarking 2% of their average Net Profits made during the three immediately preceding financial years as per Section 135 of the...
Snigdha Parupudi - author

Author Snigdha Parupudi discusses the social impact of SST, the CSR arm of TVS Motor Company

Snigdha Parupudi was born and raised in Canada, then transplanted into a small town in south India. She is a gold medallist from Madras University and has experience working in the social sector. Her work has been published in Parabola, National Geographic Traveller, Open, The Indian Express, and The Hindu BusinessLine. Her book, A Silent...
Kiran Ganapathy, Head of Plantations – Operations & Samir Palsule, Head - Business Excellence, Tata Coffee Limited receiving the FICCI award

Tata Coffee honoured for its CSR initiatives in Soil and Water Conservation

Tata Coffee Limited (TCL) recently won the ‘Sustainable Agriculture Award’ at the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Agriculture Summit and Awards 2021. The company was recognized for its Soil and Water Conservation initiatives undertaken at its plantations and instant coffee plants. Kiran Ganapathy (Head of Plantations - Operations) and Samir Palsule...

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