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World Water Day: CSR interventions in India

It is World Water Day today. Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right. Access to water underpins public health and is therefore critical to sustainable development and a stable and prosperous world. We cannot move forward as a global society while so many people are living without safe water. The theme...
Water project by Ambuja Cement Foundation

CSR: Water as an impact multiplier

Despite having access to reasonably extensive aquifers, the coastal regions of India face a risk of saline water intrusion, rendering their water unusable without treatment. In the 1990s, Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF) observed that the salinity had seeped inland in the Gujarat coastline to up to 15 kilometres and the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) was...
The Body Shop India and WTI

The Body Shop India and WTI Launch Health Care And Sanitation with Rewilding the Garo Spine

The absence of access to good healthcare and sanitation facilities in the remote villages of Garo Hills, has been a concern for years now. As a result, there have been instances of serious health issues in the area. Few of the healthcare centres in the area were also primarily not well equipped. After equipping Siju...

Running became the latest sell for Menstrual Hygiene awareness

After formally-trained Sani Warriors and the Delhi government's Period Fest and Pad Yatra, the realm of Menstrual Hygiene gets more peculiar. At least two 'marathons' believe running is an effective 'tool' for menstrual hygiene awareness: Veera Di Pad-O-Thon and Run4Niine. Last Sunday, over a thousand runners traversed 1-6 kms for the Pad–O–Thon in Mumbai. It ...
Sanitation program at Kumbh Mela

RB driving ‘Healthy, Clean and Hygienic Kumbh Experience’

With an aim to bring about behaviour change towards ensuring cleanliness, Reckitt Benckiser has unveiled its awareness campaigns focusing on ‘Hand Hygiene’ and ‘Sanitation’ at the Kumbh Mela. With close to 12 crore people visiting the Kumbh this year, expected to be the world’s largest gathering of people and maintaining a clean and hygienic...

Anil Kapoor joins Swachh Bharat with new series

In an industry first, Viacom18 has partnered with the world’s largest philanthropic organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and with BBC Media Action to create a Hindi TV series with a message about sanitation. Navrangi Re! is the story of a lively mohalla in Northern India full of quirky and endearing characters. Laced with high...

We strongly believe in engaging, educating and empowering: TC Hota, Executive Vice President, BIPF

“No business, big or small, in present Indian society, can run without spending on peripheral development and local patronage,” believes T C Hota, Executive Vice President, Bansidhar and Ila Panda Foundation (BIPF). He goes on to add that the allocation of funds for social responsibility should be decided by the corporate house instead. A professional...
Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar to flag-off run on Women’s Day

Responsible Bollywood star and India’s very own ‘Pad Man’ Akshay Kumar has joined forces with the Niine Movement to announce the launch of Run4Niine in up to 500 cities in India on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day. Said Akshay, “International Women’s Day is a significant day for women and girls across the world; a day when not only women are celebrated...
sanitary pad

CSR: The sanitary pad shenanigan

How does the giving of sanitary napkins make a difference when there are no functional toilets in schools or where functional toilets have no water? There is a potential loss of about US $100 billion in GDP to India as a result of girls dropping out of school due to menstrual health issues and thus...
water management

2018 Review of CSR Projects in Water Management

The National Water Mission targets to reduce water consumption by 20% in all sectors by 2030. To achieve this, many policy level initiatives have been taken and higher allocations were made to water based projects in 2017-18 budget. Some policy changes are: Mandate of zero liquid discharge system for some industries, Issuance of the “green...
Food adulteration camp - Bhatia Hospital

Awareness on Food Adulteration as part of World Quality Week

Bhatia Hospital held a special community workshop as part of its World Quality week celebrations in the hospital premises. The programme aimed at promoting awareness among the residents of the city through various sessions on current trends in "safety and quality" in diet, infection control and right method of exercising. World Quality Day is celebrated...

My journey to the interiors of Maharashtra

After his experiences facilitating healthcare in the villages of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Dr Anantpal Singh writes about Maharashtra in his series. Maharashtra is India’s second-most populous state and third-largest state by area. It is one of the few states which gave a very hard time to the Mughal invaders. It was always an important...

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