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

  • Earning trust, transforming lives

    September 2017

    Power transformer defunct for three months repaired in a day through community initiative

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  • Porbandar toils to build toilets

    September 2017

    Mission mode programme makes Gujarat’s Porbandar district open defecation-free in record time

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  • The digital connect

    September 2017

    Connected Learning Initiative, incorporates thoughtful pedagogical designs and leverages contemporary technology, including online capabilities, to provide quality educational content and experiences at scale in the domain areas of English, Science, Mathematics and values for high school students

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  • Marketing for change

    July 2017

    Himmotthan, a Tata Trusts associate organisation, is helping women in Uttarakhand become entrepreneurs and transform their lives

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  • 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 increases farmer’s income four-fold

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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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