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03/24/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
Successfully implemented water-harvesting initiatives and sustainable agricultural practices have transformed life in Muddada Jogivalasa village in Rajam, Andhra Pradesh, paving the way for water security. The village’s hard-earned victory against water scarcity has been brought about by awareness, innovation, and above all, collective effort.
While the village is located on the periphery of...
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03/23/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL), Vadodara based Plasticulture Development Centre (PDC) has played a key role in ushering a ‘Second Green Revolution’ for lakhs of farmers in the country. PDC has been promoting plasticulture – the use of plastics based applications to improve and enhance yield in agriculture and water management. PDC, with support from Reliance Foundation Information...
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03/22/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
With severe drought ravaging central Maharashtra, women in the parched village of Koregaon in Beed district were making gruelling 13-15 km treks every day to fetch water for their families; to ease their burden, Reliance Foundation installed a 5,000-litre water tank in the heart of the village.

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03/21/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Farmers in Mukundpur, a village in Balangir, Odisha, could only grow paddy once a year. With no irrigation infrastructure in place, multi-cropping seemed like an impossible dream. But things changed last year, when a team from Reliance Foundation (RF) arrived at the village, determined to make a difference.

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03/20/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
A simple earthen pond was all that Kaushalya Bhoi needed to revive her parched farm in Balangir, Odisha, and make the transition from single cropping to multi-cropping. On this journey fraught with uncertainty, Reliance Foundation (RF) was her friend and guide, every step of the way.

Even a few years ago, she was barely able to cultivate a three-acre section of her seven-acre plot once a...
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Arvind Prashant Kathe is a specially-abled person with Cerebral Palsy. He has been awarded the Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship (DAS) under the specially-abled category, twice. Support from Reliance Foundation has boosted his self-confidence and helped him believe in his abilities. He was able to excel despite his circumstances and make his dreams come true.

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Reliance Foundation: Education for All - Rewarding Merit

Arvind Prashant Kathe is a specially-abled person with Cerebral Palsy. He has finished his schooling and junior college from HOC International School, Rasaya...

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Reliance Foundation (RF) conducted programmes across its project locations to celebrate International Women’s Day last week, with each event being designed to effect change, improve the lives of women, and generate awareness among communities about women’s rights and issues. In hundreds of villages across the 12 states where RF has a presence, communities gathered together and pledged to...
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Annu Swamy, a 35-year-old single mother living in the Bharat Nagar slums in Chembur, Mumbai, leveraged the training provided to her by Reliance Foundation to empower hundreds of women in her community, setting them on the path to financial freedom. Today she is unstoppable.
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It’s never too late to develop a new skill, and Varalakshmi, a resident of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh testifies to this spirit of learning and dedication. At the age of 37, she became the first women in her district to cultivate mushrooms profitably, using a newly-acquired skill to supplement her income and provide for her family. Brimming with pride, she recalls her journey: “My family depended...
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On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD), Govt. of Maharashtra, hosted a felicitation ceremony at the Yeshwantrao Chauhan Prathistan in Mumbai, celebrating the success of schemes implemented by the DWCD for the welfare of women and children. At the ceremony, the Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, along with...
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In the villages of Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, women live a tiresome life engaged in endless work—household and agriculture. They work ceaselessly to fulfill their domestic responsibilities at home while they toil in the fields for their livelihood. Unfortunately, despite labouring throughout the day, they had little control over the financial decisions of the family.

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Reliance Foundation: RF BIJ - Looking beyond the veil

In the villages of Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, women live a tiresome life engaged in endless work—household and agriculture. They work ceaselessly to fulfil t...

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Born to a landless tribal family in Zankhvaw village near Surat, Gujarat, Nishaben Chaudhry had always been eager to contribute to the growth and development of her village. Enrolling as a member of her local Reliance Foundation Village Association (VA), she started attending every meeting, gleaning as much as she could. At the end of each session, she would be brimming with ideas.

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Growing up in Shivni BK in Yavatmal, Maharashtra, Surekhatai had always felt the urge to work for the socio-economic development of her village. In search of a platform, she joined the local Village Association (VA) promoted by Reliance Foundation (RF). The VA, through its different interventions, gave her the confidence to emerge as an agent of change.

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For years, Kusumben from Netrang, Gujarat, had toiled on her husband’s plot of land, struggling to grow enough on it to feed her family of five. Years ago, her husband – disillusioned by the high production costs and the infertility of the land – had given up on farming, and taken up a job as a watchman in the town nearby. But Kusumben didn’t want to give up.

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Kavita Meena, young woman in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, has made a remarkable transition from the role of a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, to that of an empowered health worker leading the fight against malnutrition in her village.

Kavita’s crusade started months ago, soon after she completed her training as a Swasth Sangini. Trained by Reliance Foundation (RF), she was...
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“There is gold in garbage,” says 45-year-old Sahablal Yaduvanshee, a vermi-compost producer in the village of Umradi in Jamai. While Sahablal owned eight acres of rain-fed agricultural land, the produce from it was very poor; he tried to improve yields by repeatedly applying chemical fertilisers, but the costs were high and the results always poor.

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Sujata Suresh Mantrike, a resident of Mukund Nagar, Vashi, is a doting mother to two daughters. As a provident home-maker, Sujata had always felt the need for a bank account, so she could put away her savings in a safe place. Her husband, an electrician, had made several trips to the bank to create his account. With no one to guide him, it had taken him almost a month to complete the process....
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