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Potter in the grassroots economy

MSME Ministry rejuvenating grassroots economy with multi-crore self-employment schemes

Wealth creation by self-employed entrepreneurs is the only way the grassroots economy can fully contribute to the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. For this to become a reality, the government is looking at the vast untapped potential of industries like pottery and incense-making. This is how women of the vast rural population that Indians living in...
Solar Borewell Pump

Purvanchal Region in Uttar Pradesh Gets 3000 Solar Powered Borewells

Some states in India receive bad rep for their historical blunders and you normally associate Uttar Pradesh with crime and bad politics. The incumbent government has been taking some great sustainable decisions which will lead to the long-term development of the state. The Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government recently announced that it plans to...
Chuck Feeney - James Bond of Philanthropy

Meet the James Bond of Philanthropy

We often come across millionaires and billionaires who eventually go broke. They are usually self-made businessmen carried into oblivion by delusions of grandeur. However, none of them is like Charles 'Chuck' Feeney. He has gone broke on purpose! The generous former billionaire in America has earned himself the moniker “James Bond of Philanthropy” for...
LumiHealth - Initiative by Apple and Singapore Government

Corporate Social Responsibility: Apple and Singapore Government Reward Citizens for Keeping Healthy

Singapore is known for being the information and technology hub in the Asia Pacific as well as taking revolutionary decisions to bring about the overall development of its citizens. It is one of the richest countries in the world and ranks 4 as per GDP at purchasing power parity. Work-Life balance in Singapore This high tech...
COVID-19 Vaccine

Preventing COVID-19 Vaccine Nationalism Will Save the World

The race to find the vaccine against COVID-19 is heating up and there are a handful of candidates who are way ahead of the rest. Sadly, the vaccine will eliminate one problem and create another. Which countries get the vaccine and how much? This problem could flare up the already testing relations which have...
world ozone day 2020

World Ozone Day 2020: Protecting the Roof

Some things are essential for our existence but are so ubiquitous that we forget about their existence and take them for granted. Like oxygen in the air, the pumping of the heart, or the ozone layer, without which we would cease to exist. World Ozone Day 2020 is a helpful reminder of this precious...
NTPC CSR

एनटीपीसी सीएसआर रिपोर्ट – समाज के लिए अग्रसर एनटीपीसी

पीएसयू यानि पब्लिक सेक्टर अंडरटेकिंग, वो सरकारी कंपनियां जिन पर कॉरपोरेट सोशल रिस्पांसिबिलिटी (सीएसआर) बजट को लेकर लालफीताशाही, लेट लतीफी और सीएसआर फंड को खर्च नहीं करने का आरोप लगता रहता है, शायद यही कारण है कि मिनिस्ट्री ऑफ़ कॉर्पोरेट अफेयर्स ने ऐसी ही देश की नामी गिरामी सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के उपक्रमों को हिदायत...

CSR पर महाराष्ट्र सरकार का ताला, ‘सहभाग” बंद होने से सीएसआर भी बंद ?

महाराष्ट्र में जब से नई सरकार का गठन हुआ है तब से लेकर अभी तक सीएसआर सेल पर ताला लगा हुआ है, सीएसआर सेल यानि सोशल रिस्पांसिबिलिटी सेल, ये सेल पिछले तीन महीनों से बंद पड़ा हुआ है, सहभाग नामक इस सेल में फिलहाल ना कोई कर्मचारी काम कर रहा है और ना ही...

2020 will be a make-or-break year for biodiversity

The UN General Assembly had declared the period 2011-2020 as United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. As the year 2020 brings the decade to a close, the scientific community has repeatedly sounded the alarm on biodiversity breakdown and the climate emergency. Scientists and most governments agree that the world is facing an unprecedented environmental crisis. Huge...

CSR Trends Expected in 2020

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an important buzz word in the business world. The practice of CSR has evolved and matured over time. CSR now includes strategic philanthropy, employee volunteerism, cause marketing, disaster response, peer-to-peer fundraising, non-profit board service, and even incorporating social responsibility into core business practices and offerings. 2019 was an action-packed...

National Priority Areas for CSR Spending

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plays a very important role in the development of a country. A country with capitalists that are socially and environmentally conscious not only improve the economy of the country but also takes the society along with it in its path to progress. CSR contribution is not beneficial only in monetary...

Indian NGOs celebrate the formal adoption of the 2019 Resolution on the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly

The Resolution on the Rights of the Child has been formally adopted by the UNGA on 18 December 2019, the resolution focuses on children without parental care – one of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Miracle Foundation, Save The Children India, SOS Children’s Villages India, Butterflies,  Udayan Care, Youth Council for Development Alternatives, Children’s Emergency Relief International, Child in Need Institute (CINI), Centre of Excellence...

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