There is a direct link between the literacy of women and the health and well-being of their families and communities, says Nayantara Sabavala, Associate Director at Tata Trusts
Newly acquired tailoring skills and income have provided Leela with hard-earned respect from family and society, thanks to Kotra Adivasi Sansthan
Agriculture is the main occupation of India’s rural population. However, given marginal land holdings of tribal cultivators, along with the adoption of primitive methods of cultivation, lack of assured water for irrigation, etc., productivity is low.
Consequently, livelihood options have diminished proportionately in the rural areas, leading to poverty, lack of food security, and seasonal and permanent migration to towns and cities for better opportunities.Explore
India is a country with dwindling natural resources; consequently, the need of the hour is to pool in efforts to work together and ensure conservation of what is remaining, whilst successfully rejuvenating and augmenting available
resources. The Tata Trusts’ Natural Resource Management portfolio has long supported this endeavour through a multi-pronged integrated approach.Explore
Since their inception, education has been one of the key focus areas of the Tata Trusts. Over the last two decades, there has been a steady increase in enrolment in schools, but quality in education and achievement of age-appropriate
learning levels have remained an elusive goal. Ensuring quality education for children, especially those from marginalised backgrounds is the central goal of the education portfolio of the Trusts.Explore
The health situation in the country today is an evolving canvas. With 1.8 million deaths among children (age <5 years)
and 68,000 deaths among mothers every year, and 52 million children who are stunted, India’s burden of reproductive health, and child health and nutrition is greater than that in any other country.Explore
The Civil Society Strengthening Unit of the Tata Trusts was carved out from the Civil Society, Governance and Human Rights portfolio.
The unit invests in building institutional strength of civil society organisations to build sustainability and improve programming.Explore
India’s long tradition of culture over the millennia is now established in highly evolved art forms. However, artistic and cultural practices are at risk of disappearing due to rapid social changes and the inability of artists and artisans to make
a living from them. Monuments, museums and archives of historical value in India have also been slowly decaying, due to a lack of interest in conserving them.Explore
Tata Trusts have always reached out and expeditiously arranged for relief efforts and helped in rebuilding the areas affected by natural disasters.
In the event of a natural calamity, the Trusts have worked closely and collaboratively with the other agencies, including Tata companies, Tata Relief Committee, Tata Strategic Group, and NGOs to lend a helping hand to affected people.Explore
The true value of data is expressed when it allows decision-makers to make sound decisions on a real-time basis. Today, the issue is not the absence of data,
but the presence of large data sets which are disaggregated and not been effectively utilised for planning developmental projects.Explore
Since their inception, the Tata Trusts have been focusing on innovative technologies and approaches to enhance the quality of life of communities. The focus has been on bringing in high-quality talent and technologies to speed and scale
up interventions. The Trusts have tied up with premier educational and technical institutions such as MIT, IIT, IIM, etc, and like-minded multinationals to design, develop and implement innovative programmes across different sectors.Explore