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Top Indian companies performing CSR for Rural Development

India celebrated National Farmers Day, aka Kisan Diwas just a few days ago on December 23 to pay tribute to the country’s farmers who work hard from morning to dusk every day to produce crops. The last Census was held in 2011, as per which almost 70% of the country's population lives in rural...

Kisan Diwas 2022: How Pune-based agritech startup is supporting Maharashtra’s farmers

National Farmers' Day or Kisan Diwas is celebrated every year on the 23rd December as a gesture to appreciate India’s farmers who give their blood and sweat to the land irrespective of scorching heat, shivering cold or heavy rains. Farmers toil very hard throughout the year to produce crops and yet, there are many who...

Kisan Diwas 2022: Top CSR Initiatives Aimed at Improving Farmers’ Incomes in India

Farmer's Day, popularly referred to as Kisan Diwas, is observed nationwide on December 23 each year. This particular day is marked to show appreciation, thanks, and recognition for the contributions made by the nation's farmers. The day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister of India Chaudhary Charan Singh,...

World Soil Day: What is Soil Health Card and how does it benefit Indian farmers

‘Soil nutrient loss is a major soil degradation process threatening nutrition. It is recognized as being among the most critical problems at a global level for food security and sustainability all around the globe. Over the last 70 years, the level of vitamins and nutrients in food has drastically decreased, and it is estimated...

Top CSR Projects in Arunachal Pradesh

The state of Arunachal Pradesh in North East India is also known as the land of the rising sun as well as the land of dawn-lit mountains. Since it is the northeastern most state of India, Arunachal Pradesh is where the sun rises first, literally! Lush green forests, pristine natural beauty and a host...

5 NGOs in Gujarat working to improve the lives of people

NGOs or non government organizations go to the grassroots to help the needy and poor people. Such NGOs focus on children’s education, getting them vocational training so that they can lead a better life and leave behind this life of poverty. NGOs also help the handicapped people to get the right equipment like wheelchair,...

The Role of Efficient Water Management in Farming for Sustainable Development

When you start to think about sustainable development and things like food and water security, you come to realise that it is the humble farmer, who has the most valuable and important job of this country. Farmers are saddled with a difficult dual responsibility: to supply primary agricultural produce in large enough quantities, safely,...

This CSR Initiative Successfully Implemented a Water Conservation Project in Rajasthan

The moment one says Rajasthan, we start imagining the desert. It is no surprise to learn that several regions in the state suffer from extreme water scarcity. One such region was the Tontari village. For decades, the people of this village had been facing a severe water crisis and were struggling to perform daily...

Pinduoduo Deepens Tech For Agri Drive with 10 Billion Initiative

Pinduoduo, a digital platform connecting millions of farmers and consumers, is deepening its “Tech for Agri” drive to address critical needs in the agricultural sector and rural areas. The company unveiled a “10 Billion Agriculture Initiative” last year to facilitate the advancement of agritech, promote digital inclusion, and provide agritech talents and workers with greater...

How can agriculture in India be improved by 2030?

India has a vast arable land area with 15 agro-climatic zones identified by ICAR, with all sorts of weather conditions, soil types, and the ability to cultivate a wide range of crops.  According to the second advance forecasts for 2019–20, total food grain output in the country would be a record 291.95 million tonnes....

Earth Day 2022 – Climate Smart Farming for a Sustainable Future

The pressing need for sustainable agricultural practices is a global concern. Out of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as proposed by the United Nations in 2015, the ‘End of Hunger’ goal lays a primary focus on sustainable agriculture, and one of its 2030 targets is to ensure the full implementation of food production...

CSR of Sunpower Renewables to empower women in over 100 villages through solar-powered electricity

It is estimated that around 30% of households live in energy poverty, which limits a woman’s access to education and economic opportunities while exposing them to health risks from a lack of access to clean cooking solutions with exposure to pollution from using wood, coal or charcoal for cooking and heating. This is a...

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