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Dabur Honey unveils a new CSR campaign ‘Sweetness of Giving Back’ on Bijoya Dashami

There is a saying that ‘Sharing and Giving are the ways of God’. On the occasion of Bijoya Dashmi, Dabur Honey announced a new CSR initiative to support the livelihood of honey collectors of Sundarbans, who have witnessed their livelihood being impacted due to multiple cyclones and massive floods in the region over the...
world food day

World Food Day 2021 – Founding day of UN body, the FAO

While millions of people go hungry, vast quantities of food are lost every day, either spoiled during production or transport or thrown into the waste bins of households, retailers or restaurants. Squandering food is also a waste of the precious resources used to produce it. Up to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions are...
IFAD

UN Bodies: IFAD Increases Food Security

IFAD was one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. The conference was organized by the United Nations in response to the food crises of the early 1970s, when global food shortages were causing widespread famine and malnutrition, primarily in the Sahelian countries of Africa. World leaders realized that food insecurity...
Empowering Rural Women

Focus On Rural Women Livelihoods: Game changer for recovery of the rural economy

The pandemic, the aftermath of the first two waves and the continuous fear of a third wave have gripped the nation with many challenges. The economy took a big hit during the first wave and while we were just recovering from it, the second wave and lockdown happened. Despite agriculture being the lesser impacted...
Rural Health

How can CSR Funds Help Build the Rural Health Infrastructure in India for COVID and Beyond?

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that despite several policies oriented towards rural growth and development, the widening socio-economic disparities have posed a huge challenge for the critical health care sector, especially in the rural areas. A study by National Health Profile–2019 observed that there are only 0.55 hospital beds in government hospitals per...
AkzoNobel India team

CSR of Akzonobel provides online education and emergency health support in rural India

In keeping with its commitment to support local communities during COVID-19, AkzoNobel India today announced its latest ‘People. Planet. Paint.’ sustainability initiatives. The CSR project follows a two-pronged approach that addresses the health and well-being needs of community members across five states while also meeting the online learning needs of more than 300 children...
Rotary and Tata Trusts

Rotary and Tata Trusts enter 5-year collaboration on multi-thematic interventions

Rotary and Tata Trusts have announced a five-year collaboration to advance socio-economic indicators through multi-thematic interventions across India. The collaboration will scale efforts in multiple areas like Healthcare, Cancer Care, Covid Care, Nutrition, Rural Uplift, Livelihoods, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene and Education, among others. The announcement follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Mehrab Irani, Group...
HDFC Bank 2021

HDFC Bank Spends Rs. 634.91 Crore Towards CSR in FY 2020-2021

HDFC Bank spent Rs. 634.91 crore towards #Parivartan, the umbrella programme for all Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, in FY 2020-21. Out of Rs. 634.9 crore, over Rs. 110 crore was allocated and utilised towards initiatives focused on Covid-19 relief. Further, the bank’s #Parivartan has cumulatively impacted over 8.5 crore lives across India. #Parivartan focuses on...
anil agarwal

CSR: Vedanta Group announces Rs. 5000 crore social impact programme ‘Swasth Gaon Abhiyaan’

The Vedanta Group, India’s leading natural resources producer, announced Rs. 5,000 crore social impact programme focussed on nutrition, women & child development, healthcare, animal welfare and grassroots level sports, including major investments in a Corona-free village project across several States to combat the pandemic. This social impact programme will be run under the aegis of...
crop production in Maha

New ISC report predicts climate change will affect crop production in Maharashtra in coming years

Maharashtra faces an increasing risk from climate change which is likely to impact the production of four major crops - Soybean, Cotton, Wheat and Gram, grown in the State, according to a study by the Institute for Sustainable Communities. The report titled “Climate Change Impacts on Maharashtra Agriculture” examines the week-wise 30-year averages of historical...
Rural Access Coalition

Rural Access Coalition on a mission to raise $8 million to support 1 million rural families in India

Rural tech startups Frontier Markets, HESA and 1Bridge have announced the formation of a coalition to address the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic in the rural sector. The Rural Access coalition aims to raise $8 million to ensure employment, awareness and accessibility to 1 million rural households in 6,000 villages across 4 states in...
CSR collaborations in water

How CSR collaborations propel community-based water projects

Corporate Social Responsibility has emerged as a strong mechanism for businesses to affect community-based water projects. Between 2014 and 2019, CSR has funded over Rs. 5,018 crores in environmental sustainability, Rs. 2,087 crores in sanitation and Rs. 824 crores in safe drinking water in India according to a report by the United Nations Development...

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