The Rotary Club of Bombay has inaugurated its fourth Jal Jeevan Centre in Mumbai. The Jal Jeevan Centre, installed at Sathe Nagar, Govandi, Mumbai is under a global grant project of the Rotary Foundation in association with Rotary Club of Detroit and Eureka Forbes Institute of Environment. The purpose of the Centre is to provide clean and safe drinking water. Problems Faced The residents of M-east ward of BMC which comprises Mankhurd, Govandi, Shivaji Nagar and Deonar areas, lack basic amenities. The residential colonies, mostly slums, have unhygienic conditions with no proper sewage lines. Seven out of every ten residents do not have piped water. Along with low literacy levels, the unemployment rate in the M-east ward is 52%. Close to 49% households have to borrow money on ...
Nearly 85 percent of the world's countries lack adequate laws to counter the growing rates of traffic-related deaths and injuries. As a result, an estimated 1.3 million deaths and 20 to 50 million injuries occur every year, with 90 percent of these fatalities occurring in low- and middle-income countries. This makes addressing Road Safety concerns, the need of the hour. This was the motivation behind Bloomberg Philanthropies hosted Global Road Safety Conference which brought together 150 road safety experts from 17 countries and took place in Mumbai, India. The event saw experts discuss one of the world's leading causes of preventable death – traffic related deaths and injuries. The Mumbai Traffic Police joined hands with Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Initiative
Dr Batra's™ Foundation recently hosted the 7th edition of Yaadon Ki Bahaar, an annual singing concert, at Y B Chavan Auditorium, Nariman Point, in Mumbai. The singing concert, a medley of yesteryear songs rendered by Dr. Mukesh Batra, renowned homeopath and the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award was conducted in support of Shepherd Widows Home. Dr Batra's™ Positive Health Foundation is the CSR arm of Dr Batra's Group of Companies and has been making a profound difference to the lives of many orphans, differently-abled children and the elderly. The event was graced by renowned actor Gulshan Grover, who lend his support to the cause with his presence. The Shepherd Widows home accommodates and cares for over 30 aged widows, providing them with free housing, meals, med
"I work hard, want quick results and deserve success," says 35 year old entrepreneur Alicia. But her customers don't bother to see her brand the way she sees it. They don't seem to agree that her brand message is worth their time. The result is an obvious downward spiral for Alicia and many like her in varied professions. Ever wondered why some brands make it big and some fail miserably? Is it always about the product/ service or is there something more to it ? Are marketing techniques of the yesterday any bit relevant today? Glaring, in-your-face messages are passé...even offensive to your clients/ customers. 'Conventional ways are dead'. An innovative way out is using 'stories' to inflate your brand. Stories are the power that have changed fortunes of many a politici
The Green Building Congress 2016 recently concluded in Mumbai and was organised with theme of Sustainable Built Environment for All on the line of the Smart Cities mission. Among other delegates, the Congress was attended by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Railways Mr. Suresh Prabhu. The Minister made a significant announcement during the Green Building Summit by informing all delegates that, "All the upcoming 100 smart cities would also have smart and green stations." The Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu also highlighted the activities and initiatives of Indian Railways, aimed at conserving resources. Restoration of water bodies, energy management, use of LED lights, promoting green toilets, planting of trees along the tracks are some of green initiatives taken up by the Railway
GVK officers participating in plantation initiative on account of Van Mahotsav organized by Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) The Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL), the company that administers GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), planted tree saplings on 1 July 2016 on the occasion of Van Mahotsav. During the entire week from 1st to 7th July 2016, MIAL planted saplings around the airport premises. The saplings include Pink Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia Rosea) and Fern tree (Filicium Decipience) varieties that are of flowering category. The company also committed to make tree plantation a regular activity in the months to come. Started in 1950 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Van Mahotsav (Forest Festival) is an annual tree-planting festival held across I...
In what may be seen as an acceptance to continuous and greater human encroachment into the wilderness, the Environment Minister released a leaflet entitled, Living With The Leopards for the residents of North Mumbai. The Living with the Leopards leaflet was introduced on 5th June, World Environment Day and lists out practical tips to minimize danger to self in case of leopard spotting. The leaflet is said to be of utmost utility for the residents of North Mumbai suburbs which is located adjacent to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). It needs to be noted that this part of the country has high density of human population and also reports high incidences of leopard entering housing colonies. Some Practical Ways suggested to Live With Leopards and Minimize Danger to Ourselve
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar disposes off confiscated Wildlife Articles during the World Environment Day celebration in Mumbai on June 05, 2016. The theme for World Environment Day 2016 is Go Wild for Life and focuses on stopping the illegal trade in wildlife parts world over. Drawing attention to this year's theme of the World Environment Day – "Go Wild For Life", Mr. Javadekar underlined government’s resolve for protection of wildlife. Speaking on Environment Day, he informed that the Government began this year's World Environment Day celebrations by launching Asia's first Vulture Re-introduction Programme at Pinjore in Haryana. Mr. Javadekar said vultures – the true Swachch Bharat volunteers – had become endangered since 1990, after eating carcasses of cattle which w
Fortis Hospital in Mulund, Mumbai had launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign on save water, save life during December 2015. The campaign was aimed at creating awareness on water conservation and planning. This initiative, through an 'Influence the Influencer Programme' targeted housing societies to bring about a change in Mumbaikar’s outlook on water conservation by conducting highly engaging workshops across Thane, Mulund, Bhandup and beyond areas. The 'Save Water, Save Life' campaign also conducted workshops which helped impart information and find indigenous solutions for meeting water-related demands. An integral part of the programme was to sensitize the next generation for water conservation. According to Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Mumbai loses a sh
Trojan Battery's Mat Segal and George Mathew from Team Sustain accepting the Intersolar India award. Intersolar India, one of India's largest exhibition and conference for the Solar Industry, concluded recently in Mumbai. The Intersolar AWARD for the best and most innovative Solar Projects in India category is one of the highlights of this exhibition. The Intersolar AWARDS for the present year 2014 were given to Bosch Ltd., Tata Power Solar Systems and Trojan Battery. We explore the Solar Project conceived by Trojan Battery and assess it for its innovation and social transformation ability. Trojan Battery, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, and its project partner, Team Sustain, were recognized at Intersolar India for their Remote Telecom project featuring