Rang De India

Highlights of #RangDeIndia Telethon: Make A Social Investment To Help Farmers In Distress

Rang De and NDTV have come together to highlight the impending crisis faced by small and marginal farmers across the country. As part of the Rang De India telethon, we are making a clarion call to the ordinary citizens of India to join hands in support of small and marginal farmers and make a social investment that will be disbursed to farmers directly. By providing interest-free loans to farmers in distress, we would like to ensure that they are able to take care of themselves and their families, while at the same time carry on with their farming.

Here are the Highlights from the #RangDeIndia Telethon:

May 24, 2020
19:24 (IST)
The #RangDeIndia Telethon gets underway with this thought provoking poem

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Rang De and NDTV aim to prevent children from dropping out of school and help them continue their education, despite the disruption caused by Covid-19 pandemic. The campaign hopes to provide interest free loans to young students from low income households.

How The Initiative Works

The interest free loans can be availed to cover:

  1. Admission and Tuition fees
  2. Expenses incurred for buying books, instruments and gadgets (laptops, smartphones)


About The Campaign

About The Campaign


Schools are beginning to reopen amidst a lot of chaos. Teachers have had to undergo salary cuts, many parents have not been able to pay the school fees due to job losses. For low income households, the challenge is accentuated further. With classes going online, thousands of children have had to scramble for gadgets to get online. The digital divide has never been more obvious, resulting in several kids dropping out of school.

To address the brewing crisis in the education space, Rang De along with NDTV hopes to intervene by providing interest free loans to low income households. The campaign aims to create awareness about the problem and raise interest free loans for student communities across India.

About The Partner

Rang De is a peer-to-peer lending platform that enables individuals to invest in fellow Indians. Started in 2008 as a non-profit, Rang De is now an RBI regulated peer-to-peer lending platform (NBFC-P2P).

Rang De's mission is to provide access to low cost, collateral-free loans with respect and dignity. Since inception, Rang De has been supporting farmers, artisans and small businesses and individuals who have been denied credit or cannot afford high-interest loans.