Transforming lives

Stories about lives that have changed for the better touched by Trusts' programmes and opinions about its philanthropic approach to uplift deprived communities

  • Rejuvenating old irrigation systems

    July 2017

    In the drought-prone Sonambe village of Maharashtra, Tata Trusts’ intervention helped to substantially improve agricultural yield and farmers’ incomes. The initiative involved rejuvenating the old diversion-based irrigation system, introducing multi-cropping, and training farmers to use better agricultural practices.

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  • Conservation, the tourism way

    June 2017

    A tribal community discovers a way to supplement their income while protecting and conserving their heritage

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  • Silt route to sustenance

    June 2017

    Drought-proofing project in Sinnar ensures water for irrigation round the year, leading to sharp increase in produce and a four-fold rise in farmers’ incomes

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  • A fishy tale with a happy ending

    June 2017

    An inspiring tale of how one community in Andhra Pradesh surmounted problems, both natural and man-made, to make a success of their fisheries venture

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  • Solar powers a splash

    May 2017

    In mountainous, water-scarce Chureddhar, solar powered pump installed by the Himmotthan Society an associate organisation of the Tata Trusts in partnership with First Solar and Tata Power Solar, lift water to provide clean drinking water

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  • A borewell for Bilar

    May 2017

    A remote village in Rajasthan of just 44 households takes the initiative to solve its water problems

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  • The digital revolution

    May 2017

    Gurtej Singh is one among the many farmers who rely on mKrishi mobile platform to solve their agricultural problems and get a fair price for their produce

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  • No place like home

    May 2017

    Himmotthan Pariyojana, a Tata Trusts initiative, has empowered thousands of families in Uttarakhand with a self-reliant and sustainable way of life

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  • Digitisation of fair price shops in Uttar Pradesh improves efficiency

    May 2017

    Implementation of an Aadhar card-enabled public distribution system has helped to tackle corruption and ensure transparency in the ration shops of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

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  • Rainwater harvesting revives dry fields in Yavatmal

    April 2017

    Farmer incomes in Yavatmal district in Maharashtra have doubled with the construction of rainwater harvesting structures that prevent soil and water run-off and provide protective irrigation during dry spells

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  • Springshed management improves life in Himalayan villages

    April 2017

    Springshed management by Himmotthan’s Society’s Water and Sanitation programme has reduced distance travelled to collect water from 2.5km to less than 10m in Himalayan villages

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  • Artificial glaciers to the rescue in Leh

    April 2017

    Stone embankments or artificial glaciers that collect freezing water and snow in winter and increase meltwater volume in early summer is proving to be a quick and assured solution for water scarcity in Ladakh

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  • Helping tribals farm sustainably in Mizoram

    April 2017

    Nitrogen fixing trees have helped reduce rapid depletion of soil fertility due to widespread shifting cultivation in Mizoram and enabled tribes to continue age-old farming methods

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  • Improving quality of life through health interventions

    April 2017

    Here are a few stories which showcase the grit of communities and individuals faced with medical calamities, who with support from the Trusts and partners were able to swing back to health

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  • Steering right with the wheels

    March 2017

    The Stree Shakti Kendra, Priyadarshini Taxi Service and Tata Trusts are providing economically backward women new avenues of livelihood with driving training and support to buy cars of their own

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