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The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2023: Recognising the top three CSR Projects in Agriculture and Rural Development

The 6th edition of The CSR Journal Excellence Awards is all set to be held on the 9th of December 2023 at the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai. The CSR Journal Excellence Awards aims to honour innovative and best practices in Corporate Social Responsibility, recognising the best practices in six categories. These are Education...
STL Pune

Top CSR Projects in Pune

Pune is close 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. In FY2021-22, Pune received the second-largest share of the amount of the...

Swachh Bharat Mission: 75% Indian villages are now Open Defecation Free Plus

In a major achievement towards sanitation in rural India, at least 75% of the nation’s villages have achieved ODF Plus status under Phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission – Grameen, as declared by Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. An ODF Plus village is one which has sustained its Open Defecation Free (ODF)...
KISSAN UNNATI at Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan

CSR: Empowering Barley Farmers at Collaborative Farming Program KISSAN UNNATI at Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan

United Breweries Limited (UBL) marked a significant milestone by hosting a farmer-centric engagement event for barley farmers associated with the company in and around Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. UBL recognizes the intrinsic connection between the brewing industry and the environment, as our products rely heavily on crops and water as primary raw materials. With a commitment...
The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2023 - Applications Open

Applications Now Open for The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2023: Celebrating 10 Years of Recognising Exceptional CSR Initiatives

Mumbai, 8 August 2023 – The CSR Journal is delighted to announce the official opening of applications for The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2023, a momentous event commemorating a decade of dedicated efforts in advancing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India. Corporations across the nation are invited to participate in this prestigious event and...

National Handloom Day 2023: Why choose handloom clothes

Since 2015, National Handloom Day is observed on 7th August every year with the aim of encouraging artisans and craftsmen, who are keeping India’s rich tradition of artistry and craftsmanship alive. Dating back to 1905, the Swadeshi Movement was launched on 7th August, which had encouraged indigenous industries, particularly handloom weavers. This year marks the...

CSR Spending of Rs. 1271 Cr. in FY 23, Says Mukesh Ambani in Reliance AGM 2023

Reliance Industries Limited. (RIL) has been one of the largest companies in India for the better part of the last two decades. It leads the corporate world in net profits every year. As CSR in India is mandatory as per the Companies Act 2013, The CSR Journal in its #LetsTalkCSR series is evaluating the...
Agritech Companies

Climate-First Agri Companies Pioneering Sustainable Agriculture in India

Climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing global challenges of our time, with significant implications for the agriculture sector. In India, where agriculture plays a vital role in the economy and the sustenance of millions of people, the need for climate-friendly agricultural practices has become increasingly important. Fortunately, several agri companies...
Global-Food-Security

Balancing Urbanisation and Food Access: Localising Food Systems in Decentralised Planning and Governance in India

Last week, the highly anticipated ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’ (SOFI) report for 2023 shed light on the urgent need to address the interplay between food systems, urbanisation, and diets. While India stands at a critical juncture given its growing food insecurity and an urban expansion marked by distinct...
Skill Development Paraxel

Empowering Rural Women through Skill Development: The Role of Non-Profits and CSR Initiatives

India is mid-way through the G20 presidency and has been tasked with significant work in the key areas of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), two areas of special mention are SDG 5 – Gender equality and SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth. These SDGs recognize the importance of empowering women to achieve gender equality...

Mr Ganesh Neelam from Tata Trusts Talks About Development in Rural India

India is home to nearly 17.24 crore rural households and as per the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), in 2022, unemployment in rural India stood at 8.35% in February, 7.29% in March and 7.18% in April. Tata Trusts has been working towards bridging the gap through large-scale transformation of rural areas across India. Its Collectives...

How TNS India Foundation is empowering farmers and youth in India

TNS India Foundation is a not-for-profit organization working to put a smile on the faces of India’s farmers, skilling the youth and empowering women. Founded under the aegis of TechnoServe Inc. as a not-for-profit organization in 2012, the Foundation collaborates with private corporations and institutions to design and implement large-scale, multi-year poverty-alleviation programs in...

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