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‘Going to toilet should be made into an enticing proposition’

‘Going to toilet should be made into an enticing proposition’

IndiaCSR News Network MUMBAI: From banks in toilets, surprise gifts for using loos to making school girls the ambassadors of Swachh Bharat campaigns at village levels, the ‘Clean India’ session at the Indian Science Congress on Sunday tried to suggest ways to turn the ‘awful’ toilet experience to the ‘awesome’ toilet experience en route a [...]

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PMC prompted to follow Mumbai’s CSR initiative   

PMC prompted to follow Mumbai’s CSR initiative  

IndiaCSR News Network PUNE: Deputy mayor to place proposal in standing committee suggesting that civic body explore approaching corporates to fund various schemes, start separate bank account to accommodate such monetary aid Inspired by the Mumbai Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s (MCGM) move since 2013 to introduce Corporate Social Responsibility funding (CSR) in different schemes to [...]

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Swachh Bharat, the CSR way

Swachh Bharat, the CSR way

IndiaCSR News Network The campaign for a cleaner India can do with the right nudges, both at the individual and corporate levels The government has sought to use legislation to involve India Inc. in its Clean India project. The latest amendment to Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 brings corporate contributions to the Central [...]

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Private companies to build toilets in New Delhi through CSR

Private companies to build toilets in New Delhi through CSR

IndiaCSR News Network NEW DELHI: Far-flung and less-developed areas in New Delhi Parliamentary constituency could soon have public toilet facilities built by private companies as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. The initiative taken by New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi in her constituency under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan seeks to bring in public-private-partnership [...]

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Making CSR work

Making CSR work

IndiaCSR News Network Corporate philanthropy is gaining traction in India, especially after recent amendments to the Companies Act. But what are the challenges involved in making CSR investments genuinely impactful? A practitioner’s guide Now that corporate social responsibility (CSR) has acquired a statutory mandate, an activity that was hitherto informal and voluntary has become a [...]

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Many companies still grappling with new CSR rules of Companies Act

Many companies still grappling with new CSR rules of Companies Act

IndiaCSR News Network Realty major DLF, in its 2008 annual report, identified sponsoring the Indian Premier League as part of its responsibility as a corporate citizen. Now, many would believe that the new legislation under the Companies Act, 2013, has removed many of the loose connotations associated with corporate social responsibility (CSR), but the fact [...]

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Special Talk by Indian Sanitation Guru Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak at India Sanitation Summit on 6 Feb at New Delhi

Special Talk by Indian Sanitation Guru Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak at India Sanitation Summit on 6 Feb at New Delhi

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is an icon of sanitation and social reform who has made a difference in the lives of millions of people. IndiaCSR News Network NEW DELHI: Renowned social reformer, thinker, sociologist and well-known author Sulabh International Founder Padma Bhushan Dr. Bindheshwar Pathak would deliver a special talk at India Sanitation Summit ‘Sanitation for [...]

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Lack of toilets for elderly women at Mumbai local Station

IndiaCSR News Network MUMBAI: The Sulabh Toilet outside the Malad( West) Railway station is for just 3 people. A signature campaign has been started by Gandhi Vichar Manch to increase its capacity. The campaign began on 1st December and and so far has gathered 16794 signatures. The problem is not limited to Malad (West) and [...]

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Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Use of toilets to be checked by iPads

Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Use of toilets to be checked by iPads

IndiaCSR News Network   NEW DELHI: A nationwide “realtime monitoring” system of toilets constructed under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan will be launched on Thursday, Indian government said on Wednesday. The system, aimed at attaining a 100 per cent ‘Open Defecation Free India by 2019′, is expected to give a big push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s [...]

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Unused rural toilets to face public scrutiny

Unused rural toilets to face public scrutiny

   IndiaCSR News Network NEW DELHI: The government proposes to mobilise public support for naming and shaming those not using toilets in rural India. People can directly upload photos of toilets lying unused on the social media and on the website of the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation from Thursday. The Ministry on Wednesday [...]

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