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J&K Chief Justice uses TBI article as example for all concerned districts
Project Tsangda is an initiative in the Ladakh region to help deal with non-biodegradable waste. Our coverage of the story was sent to all concerned districts by the J&K Chief Justice to be followed as an example. We are very pleased that this brilliant solution will benefit more people!
20,000 villagers now have perennial access to water
Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu was one of the worst hit districts in the region a few years ago. Many farmers committed suicide. TBI readers got together to raise over INR 11 lakhs, which resulted in the construction of 2 ponds over 7.5 acres. 20,000 villagers have benefited from this!
We brought electricity to a village for the first time
Pimpaldhara - a village in Maharashtra, did not have electricity and the nearest water source was at least an hour away by walk. With our special series, we raised money and installed solar street lights, built a bore-well, and distributed solar lamps and cookers to each household. This has had a huge transformative effect on the villagers' lives!
1000+ children across 22 Odisha villages given solar lamps
Children in 22 villages in Odisha that were off the grid faced a huge problem - they couldn't study after dark. Our Diwali campaign urged our readers to donate solar lamps and we had over 1,000 lamps donated in a span of 1 week. What a way to bring a light that has lasting impact into someone's life!
In order to help the families of farmers who've committed suicide, we decided to skill and train 35 farmer widows. Today, these widows are running sustainable businesses such as tailoring and tiffin delivery.
Vithoba was a poor farmer in abject poverty. We published a photo of him tilling his land with his cot - and that got our readers to help him out immediately. Together, our readers donated to Vithoba money, a plough and two bullocks!
Bakey's edible cutlery received orders from 16 countries across the world
Our video on Hyderabad-based Bakey's edible cutlery went viral the world over and was watched by over 100 million people. It not only generated crores of rupees in pre-orders, but also received recognition in global media such as Forbes, Telegraph, Wall Street Journal and The Guardian.
Bangalore-based oncologist receives recognition from Obama's Healthcare Team
Dr. Vishal Rao's invention - a voice-prosthesis device at an astonishing price of Rs. 50 (less than $1) was watched keenly by medical and healthcare teams the world over! Our video on his invention also led to many throat cancer victims reaching out to him to get their voices back.
Our video on the aspirations of an HIV positive youth earned him a scholarship
Tarun, from Happy Feet Home, is a young boy who is HIV positive. We created a video on Tarun's Bucket List, and the top-most item on his list was to become a DJ. The video was viewed by many and this led to the True School of Music offering him a free scholarship to learn DJ-ing skills!
An article on the conservation efforts of a hill station led to a policy change
We covered the initiatives taken by the government and citizens of Kaas - the valley of flowers of Maharashtra. This article was cited in policy discussions as a perfect example of how our hill stations can be preserved and many of the best practices were then incorporated into a conservation policy.