Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 | Time 08:26 Hrs(IST)
  • 3 rockets land near U S embassy in Iraq's Baghdad
  • MP team’s battleplan for WEF event
  • England wins by an innings and 53 runs against South Africa
  • 17 killed, 14 injured in NW Nigeria road crash: police
  • Trump to meet with leaders of Iraq, Pakistan, Switzerland in Davos - White House
  • MP CM to have direct dialogue with magnates
  • Congress releases second list of candidates for Delhi election, first time Romesh Sabharwal to contest against Kejriwal
Entertainment » Other

Mrida develops sustainable models for rural poor

Bengaluru, Feb 10 (UNI): With millions of rural homes in the country
still denied electricity supply and depend on kerosene, Social
Business Venture Mrida has developed sustainable models for the
rural poor to bring light in their lives and enable livelihood
through better agriculture practice, using the CSR funds of large
Mrida is focused on working for the development in rural areas,
to benefit those forgotten or neglected over the years. The Group is
concentrating on the "base of pyramid" area that are backward and
lack even the basic infrastructure and amenities.
Speaking to UNI, Arun Nagpal, Co-Founder of Mrida Group said
the group was implementing viable models, for big business houses
under CSR programmes, to help the rural poor by implementing very
small direct current supply to the homes using Solar Micro grids,
providing the families with energy access.
The group is also contributing towards agricultural intervention
of small and marginal farmers helping the rural poor land holders
achieve better returns growing millet by value addition to the produce and promote village level entrepreneurship to help trigger reverse migration of village youth.
The Social Business Venture Mrida (Soil in Sanskrit) was
incorporated in February 2014. It seeks to build sustainable,
scalable and financially viable business models aimed at holistic
rural development.
Since its inception, the group has initiated innovative projects
centred around solar micro grids and agricultural initiatives to
provide energy access and facilitate education, women’s empowerment
and livelihood opportunities to remote rural areas in the Indian
States of Rajasthan (Abu Road), Uttar Pradesh (Bareilly),
Uttarakhand (Haridwar, Almora and Uttarkashi), and Jammu and Kashmir
(Leh/Ladakh), Mr Nagpal added.
More News
Restored 'Rashomon' screened at the Tokyo film festival in 4K

Restored 'Rashomon' screened at the Tokyo film festival in 4K

01 Nov 2019 | 6:21 PM

Tokyo, Nov 1 (UNI) Nearly seven decades after it was first shown in Japan, Akira Kurosawa's internationally acclaimed movie, 'Rashomon', has been screened at the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival in a new digitally restored version in 4K resolution.

see more..
IFFI to focus on Asian Films

IFFI to focus on Asian Films

30 Oct 2019 | 5:05 PM

New Delhi, Oct 30 (UNI) Year 2019 marks the 50th year of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa which takes place from November 20- 28 and is often counted amongst one of the earliest film festivals of the Asian continent.

see more..
32nd Tokyo International Film Festival Opens in new Japanese era

32nd Tokyo International Film Festival Opens in new Japanese era

28 Oct 2019 | 6:30 PM

Tokyo, Oct 28 (UNI) The latest instalment of the world's longest running film series starring the same actor today kicked off the 32nd edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival, the first film festival in the new Japanese era that began in May this year with the crowning of a new emperor.

see more..
Conference of young writers on Gandhi from Oct 11

Conference of young writers on Gandhi from Oct 11

07 Oct 2019 | 2:42 PM

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) As a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, about 50 young writers from across the country will meet and discuss Bapu's life, teachings, contribution through his books.

see more..
Sanya Malhotra joins stellar cast of 'Shakuntala Devi - Human Computer'

Sanya Malhotra joins stellar cast of 'Shakuntala Devi - Human Computer'

22 Sep 2019 | 4:01 PM

New Delhi, Sep 22 (UNI) Known for taking the road less travelled, Sanya Malhotra has always opted for challenging subjects and interesting characters, be it her blockbuster debut film 'Dangal', or other films like 'Pataakha' or 'Badhaai Ho'.

see more..