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Hatching Hope global CSR initiative empowers 30,000 smallholder women farmers in India

Cargill and international development organization Heifer International together have been positively impacting local communities in India through the Hatching Hope Global Initiative. Launched in November 2018, the project aims to improve nutrition and income levels through backyard poultry farming and increased consumption of poultry products in Mayurbhanj, Odisha. Aligned to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal...
Syngenta CSR for Yavatmal cotton farmers

CSR News: Syngenta reaches out to Yavatmal cotton farmers with assistance in COVID-19

Syngenta India as part of their commitment to creating awareness on safety and health of the farming community, organized a 'Virtual Cotton Field Visit on Safe Use Initiatives & Cotton Crop Solutions' for Yavatmal cotton farmers in Maharashtra. The CSR programme was organized in close collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Health, Zila Parishad...
Allcargo housing initiative

Allcargo Logistics adopts three villages in Maharashtra under its CSR initiative for sustainable housing

The CSR arm of Allcargo Logistics, Avashya Foundation, has taken a proactive lead in adopting a cluster of villages in Maharashtra. As part of its CSR initiative, Allcargo Logistics adopted three villages and constructed 17 houses for underprivileged communities of the Panvel block in Raigad district. Out of these, 14 houses were handed over in...
NABARD my pad

CSR News: NABARD focuses on menstrual hygiene through livelihoods initiative

NABARD, on the occasion of International Day of Rural Women, launched MY PAD. MY RIGHT, a developmental CSR initiative which aims to make an impact in rural menstrual hygiene by empowering rural women to take up manufacturing of sanitary pads. The menstrual hygiene-cum-livelihoods programme will provide one sanitary pad making machine to Self Help Groups...
Alstom CSR

Alstom will support six high impact CSR projects in India for the 2020 cycle

Committed to extending its CSR support to local communities, the Alstom Corporate Foundation has announced its final selection of projects from across the world for the 2020 cycle. With a budget of €1.9 million, Alstom Foundation received 167 project submissions from across the world and decided to fund 29 projects from its 2020-21 budget. Six...
LG happiness kits

World Food Day 2020 – LG Electronics distributes Happiness Kits

LG Electronics, India’s leading consumer durables brand, has come forward to celebrate World Food Day, in collaboration with The Akshaya Patra Foundation by donating ‘Happiness Kits’ containing dry rations in Uttar Pradesh. These kits will be distributed to every child within the age group of six to 14 years studying in classes I to VIII,...
World Food Day 2020

World Food Day 2020: Nutri-thali, New Coin and Roti Bank in India

World Food Day 2020 falls on the 75th anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today. There is more buzz surrounding this day than usual. For one, the World Food Programme (WFP) bagged the Nobel Peace Prize this week. The award-winning WFP is the food assistance branch of the United Nations, fighting hunger and...

Vedanta subsidiary TSPL wins Greentech CSR Award for sustainable agriculture in Punjab

Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vedanta Limited and the largest thermal power plant in Punjab, won the Greentech CSR award for outstanding achievement in the promotion of sustainable agriculture, at an online award ceremony. TSPL’s CSR project ‘Navi Disha’, benefits over 1100 farmers from 26 villages in the company’s periphery,...
Top 10 for csr in 2020

Top 10 Indian companies for CSR in 2020

The verdict is out. Infosys has beaten Tata Chemicals for the Number 1 position in our 2020 India sustainability and CSR chart. Tata Chemicals held the top spot for three consecutive years, until now. Infosys was the second ranker in 2019, and has risen to numero uno for CSR in 2020. Infosys Foundation Chair...

CSR News: Coca-Cola India contributed Rs. 100 crores towards community relief efforts during the pandemic

Marking the completion of a decade of sustainability reporting, Coca-Cola India today released its Sustainability Update for the year 2019-20. In line with the Company’s principle of ‘building sustainable communities as foundations for sustainable businesses’, the sustainability report showcases Coca-Cola’s commitment towards its purpose to ‘Refresh the world and make a difference’, and is...

Prakash Javadekar: Indian govt will give every house potable tap water by year 2024

“India has made tremendous progress in last 6 years in achieving all the important SDG targets. The government is committed to give every house potable tap water by 2024," said Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, during his opening speech at the Sustainable Development Goals Summit 2020. Dignitaries and speakers gathered...

Axis Bank partners with Bayer’s Better Life Farming initiative in India

Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank, has joined Bayer’s Better Life Farming initiative in India to provide enhanced and holistic financial solutions to smallholder farmers and rural farming communities. Through the partnership, Axis Bank will offer a wide range of end-to-end financial solutions and services like affordably priced loans, deposits, withdrawals, payments etc....

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