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02/20/2017 at 12:45. Facebook
While Praful Singh from Tithmoh, Deoghar, owned two hectares of land, a 1.5-hectare section of the plot was not cultivable. To make ends meet, he resorted to working as a rickshaw-puller in the town nearby. There were days when his family went without food, and months when they had no money to buy new clothes. Education for his kids was a luxury he could not afford.
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02/17/2017 at 13:38. Facebook
Impoverished farmer Vitthal Bhutuji Lonsawale from Yavatmal, Maharashtra, made a successful transition from a contract labourer to self-sustained farmer- with support from Reliance Foundations Rural Transformation interventions.

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02/16/2017 at 07:21. Facebook
Dhirubhai Ambani International School has been honoured with the Excellence in Academics award at the national level in the very first edition of the NDTV Education Awards. Besides this national level recognition as the best school in the category of Excellence in Academics, #DAIS also received the Excellence in Academics award and the Excellence in Sports award at the western zone regional...
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02/15/2017 at 13:40. Facebook
Bansi Shah is a Dhirubhai Ambani Scholar. Currently she is pursuing her under graduation in Computer Engineering from D. T. Sanghvi College of Engineering, in Mumbai.

She comes from a humble background; her father is a manager and has a moderate income while her mother is a housewife. The scholarship has contributed significantly to her tuition fees and has helped greatly in reducing the...
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Reliance Foundation Education: Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship - Promoting Talent

Pursuing her under graduation in Computer Engineering from D T Sanghvi College of Engineering, Vile Parle, Mumbai, Mumbai University. She is in the fourth ye...

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02/14/2017 at 12:31. Facebook
“I used to work as a guide on treks. This was not a stable source of income, and I had no way of knowing if I would even be able to meet my household expenses on any given month,” says Navin Singh, a 30-year old man from Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand.

Navin owned a small patch of land, on which he could only grow enough to feed his family. Water scarcity and an undulating plot routinely dashed any...
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02/13/2017 at 14:06. Facebook
Dhirubhai Ambani International School is recognised as the‘first platinum-rated school building’

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Working hard to balance his career as a teacher with his passion for farming, M Suresh, a villager in Melakothamangalam, Tamil Nadu, has sought the help and guidance of the Reliance Foundation toll-free helpline, every step of the way. Read More:

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“I had to spend Rs 300 every week to buy vegetables from the market. I was struggling to provide my family with healthy and nutritious food. But after I set up a Reliance Nutrition garden (RNG) with the help of Reliance Foundation, I have been growing vegetables in my own backyard. I no longer spend money on vegetables; instead, I give vegetables to my neighbours! The produce from my RNG is...
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Babujohn Murmu was a marginal farmer in Chapri, Deoghar, but the produce from his one-hectare agricultural plot was so poor that he routinely worked at a construction site, to earn more. Lack of irrigation infrastructure and water resources meant that he could only farm in the Kharif season. A size-able chunk of his plot was a fallow wasteland. The crops from his farm never yielded enough food...
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Farmers of Jamai faced a problem at both ends of the agriculture value chain. While optimum production was an issue, marketing of agricultural produce at a fair price was also a concern.

Reliance Foundation intervened in the region to establish a model of holistic and sustainable rural transformation by organizing farmers into collectives and supporting them to work unitedly for community...
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Reliance Foundation: RF BIJ - Rural Entrepreneurs

Farmers of Jamai faced a problem at both ends of the agriculture value chain. In the beginning, where assured production was an issue, marketing of agricultu...

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“For the first time in our village, women have shared a public platform with others, and discussed their experiences and opinions. This was made possible by the formation of the Village Association, with support from Reliance Foundation,” shares Santhanamary from Ramnathapuram, Tamil Nadu.

The Village Association has achieved the difficult task of breaking down the caste-based social divide...
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A community livestock manager trained by Reliance Foundation helped Gudajada Nagalakshmi avert heavy financial loss by providing timely and effective treatment for her goat at her doorstep in East Godavari, AP. Read More: [ Buff.ly Link ]

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The Jamwa Ramgarh Farmers Producer Company (PC), Rajasthan, empowered by Reliance Foundation, has received the Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards 2017 under the ‘Krishi Sahyog Samman’ category, on Feb 02, in New Delhi. The PC has been announced a national level winner for the developmental efforts the institution is undertaking towards improvement in agriculture within the region. The...
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“I had not been sleeping well at night for several years because of a burning sensation in my eyes. My eyes would water throughout the night. My vision also started blurring, affecting my daily routine and household chores. The doctor at the Reliance Foundation vision camp examined my eyes and told me that I needed glasses, which I received at a subsidised rate at the camp. I can now see...
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Villages around Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh faced a host of health related problems. From malnutrition, anaemia -- to diseases like tuberculosis and visual impairment. Inadequate access to healthcare facilities compounded the community’s problems. Reliance Foundation empowered the villages to form ‘Village Health Groups’ and address their healthcare issues, collectively.

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Reliance Foundation: Health for All - Village Health Plan

Villages around Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh face a host of health related problems. From malnutrition, anaemia to diseases like tuberculosis and visual impairmen...

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When young Pinky Chowdhary was pregnant with her first child, a Reliance Foundation (RF) Swasth Sangini was with her every step of the way, helping her plan every aspect of her pregnancy, counselling her family members on how to support her, providing them with necessary contact numbers, and also helping her record her health on a special calendar. All the planning and prepping happily...
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Days after delivering a baby, 19-year-old Laxmi Baiga started convulsing in the middle of the night. In their moment of panic, her family members could think of calling just one person for help – Sheela Singh, the local Reliance Foundation-trained Swasth Sangini.

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“Earlier, I used to buy pesticides from the local dealers and apply them in large quantities on my land. I had no idea what the optimum amount was due to which I experienced poor yields. After I attended the awareness and training programmes conducted by Reliance Foundation (RF), I learnt that different pesticides should be applied in specified quantities, to get rid of different pests. I...
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Little Sakshi Tumda loves her meals these days, and never says no to her protein supplements. Sakshi is one among the many malnourished children under the age of five, who have received treatment for malnutrition, with Reliance Foundation’s (RF’s) support.

Sakshi was two-and-a-half years old and weighed just seven-and-a-half kg when the RF health team diagnosed her with Severe Acute...
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