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How can wp support the Make in India movement?

The ‘Make in India’ week is set to take place in Mumbai, the commercial capital of India from February 13 to February 18, 2016. Expected to attract many foreign investors and investments in India, the event would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 13th at the MMRDA grounds. PM Modi in his...

How can CSR support the Make in India movement?

The ‘Make in India’ week is set to take place in Mumbai, the commercial capital of India from February 13 to February 18, 2016. Expected to attract many foreign investors and investments in India, the event would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 13th at the MMRDA grounds. PM Modi in his...

Changing Landscape of Philanthropy In India

The recent Hurun India Philanthropy List 2015 reported Azim Premji as the most generous Indian, donating INR 27,514 crore (USD 4200 million) on education initiatives, through the Azim Premji Foundation. The same report also listed individuals like Nandan and Rohini Nilekani, NR Narayana Murthy, K Dinesh and family, Shiv Nadar, Sunny Varkey and family, Ronnie...

Most companies from Tamil Nadu, Haryana and West Bengal spend actively on CSR

About 62% companies based in Tamil Nadu and Haryana proved to be socially responsible by spending atleast 2% of their profits on corporate social responsibility (CSR). A report published by CRISIL Foundation reveals that most companies in West Bengal spent above 1.5% of their CSR funds in 2015, the first year of implementation of the...

NASSCOM organises CSR Leadership Conference

Apex IT body, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Foundation on Tuesday connected more than 140 corporate social responsibility (CSR) leaders and 150 NGOs at its CSR Leadership Conference. "NASSCOM Foundation finds itself in a unique position, wherein it is the creator, aggregator and disseminator of the CSR knowledge and envisions itself...

Baksa to be the first Smart Village of Northeast India

Mushalpur, Jan 25: A nondescript insurgency afflicted village in the foothills of Bhutan in Baksa district has emerged as the first 'Smart Village' of the Northeast. Life at Barsimlaguri, about 18 kilometer north of Nalbari town, has changed a lot ever since the implementation of a corporate social responsibility (wp) initiative that set to naught...

CSR effect: Baksa to be the first Smart Village of Northeast India

Mushalpur, Jan 25: A nondescript insurgency afflicted village in the foothills of Bhutan in Baksa district has emerged as the first 'Smart Village' of the Northeast. Life at Barsimlaguri, about 18 kilometer north of Nalbari town, has changed a lot ever since the implementation of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that set to naught...

Corporate companies can allot 2% of profits for hospital bills of needy: High Court

The Bombay High Court on Thursday suggested corporate companies to allot 2% of their profits towards settling hospital bills of patients who cannot afford to pay. The suggestion was made by a division bench of justices V M Kanade and Revati Mohite Dere while hearing a petition filed by a man named Sanjay Prajapati urging...

Maharashtra Governor asks state government to set up dedicated wp Cell

Maharashtra, the state that turned to be the most benefited state in 2014-2015, with the wp mandate in place may be benefited more in the New Year 2016. Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has asked for establishment of a single window wp Cell under the chairmanship of state minister to give impetus to state Corporate...

Paswan calls upon India Inc over use of wp funds

Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan called upon the industry to allocate a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (wp) funds for consumer awareness activities and also in Consumer Welfare Funds. Addressing a meeting of industry associations Paswan said that industry should come forward in this as Centre has limited resources to spread awareness among consumers. Consumer...

Corruption leeches funds from wp projects in tribal areas

Even as the State government strives to align corporate funds with its developmental activities, the Maharashtra Lokayukta has been receiving a steady stream of complaints from tribal pockets around Mumbai alleging diversion of Corporate Social Responsibility (wp) funds. Following complaints of leakages and corruption at the village and taluka level, especially in tribal gram sabhas...

Most CSR funds spent in the operational areas of companies; only 3% companies did CSR investments in north-eastern states: Report

BSE listed companies spent Rs 6400 crores for CSR According to a report compiled by CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD), companies chose to spend in areas where they operate. Maharashtra and Gujarat, the states which host many of these corporate companies saw majority of them spending there for CSR activities. Far flung...
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