The NABARD has taken up the project with an outlay of Rs. 6.99 crore, which would include a grant of Rs. 5.85 crore and the rest to be disbursed as loan.
Ford India's Endeavour model has been silently showcasing its performance in a hill village in Tamil Nadu where it has helped 41 pregnant women to deliver their babies safely.
A Chennai-based development organisation is among the five winners of this year's World Environment Day Challenge organised by the UN for inspiring environmental action.
Hand in Hand India's Environment arm is among the 12 finalists for the BBC World Challenge Award.
Hand-in-Hand (HiH), a public charitable trust, involved in poverty alleviation and child labour eradication programmes, recently declared 300 panchayats in Kancheepuram child-friendly.
Residents of West Tambaram have pooled in efforts to set up a vermi compost yard to recycle garbage, mostly domestic waste, collected from 2,250 households.