Enablers for Sustainable Development – Fighting malnutrition today to save our tomorrow
Malnutrition is one of the biggest issues being faced by young children in rural India. One of TCSRD’s primary focus areas has been health and nutrition.
Building Social Capital – Breaking stereotypes
Facilitating change and transformation through the empowerment of women is a key initiative of the Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD).
Ensuring Environmental Integrity – Building a farm pond for a living
Mr. Parbatbhai has 5 acres of land on the outskirts of Gurgadh village. The saline ingression caused by his farm's proximity to the sea (300 to 400 metres away) resulted in rise in salinity in the ground water.
Ensuring Environmental Integrity – Helping little birds spread their wings
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) was once a very common bird in India. However, with the passing times, the spread and population strength of this bird has seen a steady decline.
Building Economic Capital – Starting a new generation in animal husbandry
Dwarka region records the minimum level of rainfall as compared to other parts of the state, limiting the options for livelihood. This means animal husbandry is one of the few ways in which income can be earned in this region.
Building Economic Capital – Planting seeds for a better tomorrow
Mr. Jagdish Manek is a young, 21-year old farmer full of passion and vision to create something new. He owns nine acres of land in Gadhechi village, which is very fertile with great availability of water. However, the yield of his farm was very less compared to similar farms in the area.
Enablers for Social, Economic & Environmental Development – Helping mothers and their newborns be healthy and happy
The village Mrs. Manisha Jamre lives in is in the interior regions of the Pati block and is underdeveloped. This meant that there were many children in her village who were malnourished due to lack of knowledge and awareness about proper nutrition.
Enablers for Social, Economic & Environmental Development – Taking the reins of the family’s future
Mrs. Nayanaben Tulasibhai Makvana comes from a very poor family, but she has always been very enthusiastic about helping her family. Before becoming a part of the Self Help Group, she was running a play house for the little children in the area.
Enablers for Social, Economic & Environmental Development – Laying foundations for her family’s success
Ms. Kakkal Samim’s family did not have the economic foundation to live a comfortable life, and she always wanted to do something to improve the situation.
Building Social Capital – Turning talent into opportunities
Before Mr. Rameshbhai joined the Affirmative Action programme, he was working as a labourer. However, what he was earning was insufficient to support his family, which includes his wife and four children.