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May 2014


Annual Report, 2012-2013

The Trusts have ensured disbursals of Rs. 2.15 billion (US $ 39.78 million) during the year

SRTT awarded by the Northern India Cotton Association Limited (NICAL)

The Trust was awarded for its role in helping farmers for profitable cultivation of cotton in Punjab
Established in 1919, the Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) is one of the oldest philanthropic institutions in India, and has played a pioneering role in changing traditional ideas of charity. The Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, formed in 1974, works together with SRTT to bestow grants

Centre for microFinance, Jaipur

The Centre for microFinance (CmF) successfully conducted the convocation for the eighth batch of the Certificate Course on microFinance and Rural Livelihood (CmFRL) on May 3, 2014 at the Institute of Health Management Research (IHMR), Jaipur

Solar Lift Drinking Water Scheme inaugurated at Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand

A Solar Lift Drinking Water Scheme, designed to provide safe drinking water to Churendhar village in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, was inaugurated on March 7, 2014

North East Development Agency (NEIDA) in association with the trusts to revive animal husbandry sector

Parliamentary secretary for veterinary and animal husbandry (V&AH) Yitachu has emphasised the need to focus more attention on the animal husbandry

CSPC along with TCSRD introduces net house farming techniques

Kalabha, a farmer of Shivrajpur village, has beaten the saline nature of soil in the coastal town of Gujarat and owes this transformation to the Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell (CSPC)and Tata Chemical Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) initiative for net house farming

School and Community-based Quality Improvement Programme

The Remedial Coaching Component of the School and Community-based Quality Improvement Programme (SCQuIP) supports government high school students in clearing their matriculation exam through academic coaching

IWMI-Tata programme wins the prestigious 'Water for Life' UN-Water Best Practices Award

The award recognises exceptional practices that have the potential to ensure sustainable management of water resources and contribute to the 'achievement of internationally agreed goals and targets.' ITP won the award for its groundbreaking work linking energy use, food production and water availability in Indian agriculture

Memorandum of understanding signed between the Tata Trusts and the Government of Uttarakhand

The Government of Uttarakhand and the Tata Trusts has signed a Memorandum of Understanding under the Trusts' Himmothan Pariyojana initiative on March 7, 2014
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