November 27, 2019

In Jharkhand, kadhais keep anaemia at bay

Around 85% of women in Jharkhand’s Torpa block, about 70km from capital Ranchi, suffer from anemia. This means profuse bleeding during periods, fatigue and various kinds of aches and pains.
September 4, 2019

Greening the Earth

Ten years, 62 villages, 1,060 acres. 1,32,000 trees planted!! Leveraging Spl. SGSY and MGNREGA all those saplings were planted that led to a substantial transformation of […]
September 4, 2019

Food, food, everywhere but not enough to eat

Picture: Getty Images As erratic weather patterns and depleting resources complicate the many factors of food security in India, change is coming, from ground up The […]
November 12, 2018

Odisha government launches new scheme to enhance farmers’ income in tribal regions

BHUBANESWAR: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched a new programme that aims to benefit around one lakh farmers across 40 blocks in 12 tribal districts […]
November 6, 2018

MoU Signing Ceremony

MoU Signing Ceremony of a special programme on ‘PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION CLUSTERS (APCs) IN TRIBAL REGIONS OF ODISHA’ between Directorate of Horticulture, Odisha and Government […]
November 1, 2018

गुमला : पहाड़ व जंगलों से घिरे भींजपुर टोले में 24 घंटे बिजली उपलब्ध

सौर ऊर्जा के सफल प्रयोग की कहानी पंचायत : कोब्जा प्रखंड : रायडीह जिला : गुमला गुमला जिला अंतर्गत रायडीह प्रखंड में घने जंगलों और पहाड़ों […]
June 20, 2017

NGOs, social sector cos bank on innovation

MUMBAI: Innovation — perhaps the most-discussed C-suite topic for global businesses — has till now largely been associated with IT, finance, manufacturing and various consumer-led businesses. […]
April 25, 2017
PRADAN works towards transforming lives of the poorest communities in rural India.

This Delhi-based organisation has touched over 2 million lives as part of rural transformation

If you were to draw a line between 18N-28N latitude on the Indian map, it would contain majority of the 100 poorest districts in India, with […]
March 8, 2017

Women’s Day 2017: Women are our biggest change agents, says Manas Satpathy

Quietly working in seven states of India, empowering women and changing lives of hundreds of villages,is a 33-year-old NGO, Pradan (Professional Assistance for Development Action). Well […]
March 8, 2017

Six-member BS jury picks the best three in CSR

Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy, who turns 72 this August, has spent the past four decades of his life living the dream of creating self-sustaining village communities — […]
December 19, 2016

Organic farming brings prosperity to Balaghat dist’s women farmers

Khushboo Joshi, Hindustan Times, Bhopal Practices of organic farming introduced by Professional Assistance for Development Action (Pradan), an NGO, in Paraswada block of state’s Balaghat district […]
December 4, 2016

Rural women in Betul district are now computer-savvy

Bhopal: Somti Gathiya, 43, a resident of Raipur village in Betul district, dreamt of working and earning like an officer and not a farmer. Gathiya, a […]
March 9, 2015

TOI Social Impact Awards 2015: In red corridor, a green revolution

Across categories, the NGO section presented some of the toughest challenges to the jury. Livelihood was no different. All three entries in this section were rated […]