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Spurring Local Entrepreneurship to Clean Rivers in India

Spurring Local Entrepreneurship to Clean Rivers in India

By Namita Vikas The Indian economy is picking up momentum and the present government seems to have its heart and mind in the right place, with a special thrust on cleaning of rivers, contributing towards water security. The new government’s “Cleaning of the Ganga” and pollution free rivers agenda has come at an opportune time, [...]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Appeals Corporate to Build Toilet Under CSR Programme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Appeals Corporate to Build Toilet Under CSR Programme

By Rusen Kumar Toilet, is prime agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Today at Red Fort, on the occasion of Independence day, in his speech Modi ones again stressed that toilet is ‘dignity of woman’. In his first address to nation Narendra Modi urged parliamentarians and the corporate sector to help build separate toilets for [...]

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Swachh Bharat: Why India needs a Sanitation and Water Policy

By Arvind Virmani and Charan Singh The unfortunate incident in Badaun and similar others has raised the issue of lack of sanitation facilities in India. According to a recent Report released by World Health Organization (WHO), India continues to be a country with the highest number of people in the world practicing open defecation (OD) [...]

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Perfecting RTE Act Can Wait, Education Cannot By Santanu Mishra

Perfecting RTE Act Can Wait, Education Cannot By Santanu Mishra

By Santanu Mishra The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE) was passed by the parliament on 4 August 2009. The act describes the modalities of the provision of free and compulsory education for children in the age groups of 6 to 14 in India under Article [...]

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Seminar on ‘Understanding India CSR Law’, Must Attending for PSUs Leaders, Directors & CSR Heads

Seminar on ‘Understanding India CSR Law’, Must Attending for PSUs Leaders, Directors & CSR Heads

Seminar Theme: Understanding Indian CSR Law Venue: Hotel Babylon Inn, Jail Road, Raipur, Chhattisgarh Date: August 9, 2014 (9:00am to 4:00pm) IndiaCSR News Network NEW DELHI: In collaboration with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Govt. of India, New Delhi; INDIACSR is organizing ‘Understanding CSR Law with Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee’ [...]

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Challenges of Population Explosion

Challenges of Population Explosion

On World Population Day, 11 July By Dr. P.J. Sudhakar India is predicted to have overtaken China as the world’s most populous nation by 2050. In an already overcrowded world, richer countries are being asked to share responsibility for the problem of this population explosion, which to a large extent is due to poverty. The growth [...]

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Implication of Budget 2014 on the NPO Sector in India

Implication of Budget 2014 on the NPO Sector in India

By Noshir H. Dadrawala In his Budget for 2014-15, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed a number of changes to the Income Tax Act. These have been widely discussed. However, what impact does the Finance Bill 2014 have on the Non-profit Sector in India? CSR Let’s start with what everyone seemed to be most concerned [...]

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Greenpeace: In the Business of Manufacturing Dissent

The Article first published in http://ibnlive.in.com/ on June 20, 2014 News reports say that the non-governmental organisation, Greenpeace, will need Home Ministry approval to receive foreign funds. The Intelligence Bureau according to reports in the Indian Express has called the NGO a threat to India’s economic security. These moves have been criticized as attempts to silence [...]

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Hope Modi Sarkar Boosts Indian Realty Sector

Hope Modi Sarkar Boosts Indian Realty Sector

By Bharat Bhushan Choudhary The new government is here and it’s after a very long that we’ve got a stable government at the center. It’s a government that can take things to a whole new level without having to change its decisions due to coalition politics. At the very outset, Modi Sarkar has laid out an [...]

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A Flaw in the CSR Design By Tulsi Jayakumar

A Flaw in the CSR Design By Tulsi Jayakumar

By TULSI JAYAKUMAR Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 and the resultant Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rules 2014, issued by the ministry of corporate affairs came into effect in April 2014. The activities listed which may be included by companies in their CSR policies appear ‘confusing’. They includeeradicating hunger and poverty, promoting education, promoting [...]

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