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UNDP supports the REVIVE Alliance to restore livelihoods across India

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Samhita-Collective Good Foundation’s (CGF) REVIVE Alliance, has committed to supporting and restoring the livelihoods of informal workers, nano and micro-entrepreneurs, artisans and women collectives who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. What is the REVIVE Alliance? REVIVE is a recently launched $6.85 million multi-stakeholder blended finance...
Chandrapur

Special Report: Transforming Chandrapur

Chandrapur district of Maharashtra is known for its coal mines. The district has 27 mines, which explains the moniker Black Gold City. Full of mineral and forest wealth, it is a tribal-dominated area where life is hard because of Naxalite insurgency. Health, education and employment were amiss. However, Chandrapur has been transformed in recent...

Top CSR initiatives for rural livelihood

The Indian rural economy suffers from a severe lack of viable and sustainable livelihood opportunities. About 42% of the population of rural India depends on agriculture, which faces various challenges like seasonal fluctuation, weather dependence, knowledge deficit, poor market linkages, lack of wealth creation and resource crunch. In view of this agrarian plight and...
IoT in Agriculture

Nokia and Vi CSR initiative Introducing IoT in Agriculture in India

India is still considered to be an Agro-based economy, especially as the majority of its population (about 58 per cent) is engaged in agriculture. However, the contribution of the agriculture sector to the country’s GDP is less than 20 per cent. One of the reasons responsible for this huge gap is the lack of...
NGOs will play an important role

Importance of NGOs in the Post-COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it unprecedented crises on social, economic, and humanitarian levels. NGOs that were extensively working on various causes over the years stepped up to the forefront as both, responders and mobilisers during the pandemic. They have been directly supplementing the Government’s efforts to bring relief to the most susceptible communities...
Meetha Sona

DCM Shriram Ltd – Sugar Business empowers sugarcane farmers to conserve 299 billion litres of water in 2 years via Meetha Sona CSR initiative

DCM Shriram Ltd – Sugar Business today announced the successful conservation of 299 billion litres of water in the last two years under its flagship sustainable sugarcane cultivation initiative Meetha Sona certified by Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow. What is Meetha Sona? The company has been training farmers of Hardoi & Lakhimpur Kheri district on...

State govt. will attract CSR funds with Jharkhand CSR policy

The State Government of Jharkhand has approved its first-ever CSR policy with a view to realise the overall development of its people, to create an enabling environment and to increase the total volume of CSR investments. With the help of this new Jharkhand CSR policy, the Government plans to create a conducive environment for attracting...

Top CSR Projects in Delhi

Corporate social responsibility in India is largely devoted to rural areas. However, Delhi is the capital of the nation and the seat of power. Various government agencies and non governmental organisations have their headquarters in Delhi, as so many business corporations, making the capital a lucrative spot for CSR projects. Top CSR projects in Delhi Here...

Indian Citizens Stand in Solidarity with Farmers

The Republic Day tractor rally protesting new anti-farmer laws rolled in to Red Fort and made history. Farmers are protesting new legislation that could leave them at the mercy of corporate sharks, and citizens are standing by them. After protesting Aarey deforestation and Citizenship Amendment Act vociferously last year, citizen groups are rallying together...

What are Corporates Expecting from Budget 2021?

The annual Budget 2021 planning process is underway. Last year hit everyone like a tonne of bricks. Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic deal a crippling blow to the economy, it left millions jobless. A series of cyclones, locust outbreaks and floods led to further loss of life and property in 2020. Budget 2021 Corporate...

Top CSR Projects in Pune

Pune is closed to the nation's financial capital and an emerging hub for business and information technology. This flourishing, culturally rich city belongs to Maharashtra, which is the highest spender for corporate social responsibility in India. Naturally, Pune has a thriving CSR culture. Top CSR Projects in Pune The development sector is taking notice of the...

Dharmendra Pradhan Flags off Two ONGC CSR Projects in Madhya Pradesh

In line with PM Narendra Modi’s vision to increase the use of renewable energy, two CSR projects supported by Energy Maharatna Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) for the welfare of people in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh were launched by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on 18...

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