HDFC Bank transforms Water and Farming Capabilities of 5 Villages in Madhya Pradesh

HDFC Bank Ltd., under its Corporate Social Responsibility has announced the successful completion of its Holistic Rural Development Programme (HRDP) in 5 villages in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. Through this initiative, 824 households will now have access to potable water for drinking and farming as well as training in new and improved agriculture practices. HRDP is a flagship CSR initiative of #Parivartan, HDFC Bank’s umbrella brand for all its social development programmes. It … [Read more...]

Amazing! Oracle Employees join hands with AROH Foundation to improve Education Facilities for Children in Slums

Oracle Employees have join hands with AROH foundation to improve education facilities for children in slums. The foundation has been striving to improve leaning environments of children, both ‘in school’ and ‘at home’. With an objective of improving learning outcomes of deprived slum children attending primary schools, AROH provides after school remedial education to children. PadhoaurBadho is the pioneering initiative which has been helping children, schools and communities to address … [Read more...]

NGOs raise their voices to allot Funds for the maintenance of Four Night Shelters in Coimbatore

The NGOs demand the corporation to sanction the allotted amount promptly. Funds allotted for the maintenance of four night shelters in the city appear to be caught in a bureaucratic delay. The corporation runs the night shelters which are maintained by NGOs. The central government provides funds under the National Livelihood Mission (NULM) for shelters for the homeless destitute people. According to NGOs, the disbursal is usually delayed by at least 6-8 months. The government provides up … [Read more...]

NGOs engage themselves to save Birds caught in deadly Manjha

The kite festival of Uttarayan (Makar Sankranti) is a mega event in the festivals calendar of western Indian states like Maharashtra, Gujarat and even north-western state of Rajasthan. Bird rescuers are hard at work on Makar Sankranti day every year as kite flying activity puts many a bird lives in danger. When thousands of Surtis are engrossed in flying kites, there are many who celebrate the festival by saving lives of birds and animals injured by the deadly manja. Around 1,200 … [Read more...]

The /Nudge Foundation and NSDC launch “Center for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship” to boost SkillIndia

The /Nudge Foundation has partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to launch "Center for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship" (CSDE), India’s first institution dedicated to accelerating the impact and scale of India’s skill development and entrepreneurship initiatives. India is adding 1 million people into the workforce every month and this institutional approach to work on deeper issues affecting skilling ecosystem is critical and timely. The Center aims to … [Read more...]

Chirag Rural Development Foundation all set to Light Up the 400th Village in India

On January 10, NGO Chirag Rural Development Foundation is set to light up the 400th village in India at Baldyachapada in Mokhada, Palghar district. Started in 2010 by professor Pratibha Pai of Mumbai, the NGO has introduced solar lamps at 16,000 homes covering one lakh people across seven states in India. The NGO relies on funds from corporate and individual donors for their projects. Pai, 62, was working as a full time professor at HR College, Mumbai, teaching leadership, ethics and … [Read more...]

UNDP-FUEL-Larsen and Toubro Infotech: Empowering Women Artisans in Mumbai and Thane

The United Nations Development Programme in India (UNDP India) has partnered with Larsen and Toubro Infotech (LTI)’s CSR initiative, and Friend's Union for Energizing Lives (FUEL)- an Indian not-profit organization, to provide skill training to 2000 women artisans in Mumbai and Thane. The partnership will provide them with sustainable and viable livelihoods opportunities. The initiative, Women Artisan Skill Enhancement project, aims to skill, empower and create income opportunities – through … [Read more...]

Why did NGOs plead to give Kaziranga respite from Human Pressure?

To reduce human activities including tourists flow to Kaziranga National Park and to maintain ecological balance in the park, leading wildlife NGOs and activists have approached Dispur with a plea. They have also pleaded to develop other national parks and sanctuaries. CEO & secretary general of Aaranyak, Bibhab Kumar Talukdar said, "The unique biodiversity of Kaziranga National Park is priceless. Kaziranga’s advantageous location by the arterial national highway as well as the … [Read more...]

Government extends Deadline to submit Annual Returns on Foreign Funds for NGOs

The deadline for NGOs to submit the annual income and expenditure statement on foreign funds online has been extended till March 31, 2019 by the Indian Government. The Home Ministry in a notification said the decision has been taken following representations from various NGOs which have faced difficulties in filing the annual returns on their foreign contributions. According to the notification, it has been decided to extend the last date of filing the mandatory online annual returns for … [Read more...]

Taiwan contributes Rs 29.79 Lakh to Indian Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s Child help NGO

Taiwan has made the contribution of Rs 29.79 lakh to Indian Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi's child help NGO 'Bachpan Bachao Andolan' (BBA). The latest donation, equivalent to around $42,350, is the third from Taiwan to BBA in recent years. Special Representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India (TECC) Tien Chung-kwang handed over the cheque to Sumedha Kailash of BBA. During Kailash Satyarthi's first visit to Taiwan in 2015, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs … [Read more...]