ExNoRa International (EI)

Non-governmental agency providing training, information, and direct assistance in India and other developing countries.
Brief Overview
“Exnora International was formed in 1989, with the basic premise that community participation at all levels of functioning is essential to transform the city's environment. To achieve this objective, it welcomes EXcellent, NOvel and RAdical ideas from all quarters. It is determined to work hand in hand with government departments and to supplement their work rather than to see each one work in isolation.
Contact Information
web reference: http://www.exnora.org
e-mail: exnora@vsnl.com
42, Giriappa Rd., T. Nagar,
Chennai (Madras), 600 017
Executive Officer:
Mr. M. B. Nirmal, Founder and Chairman
telephone: 91 44 828 3366, 91 44 828 3377
fax: 91 44 434 7376, 91 44 493 3527

Stated Goals

1. The golden objective of Exnora is to generate ideas on various issues and to act as a catalyst to help India and other developing countries to emerge as great nations in all spheres.

2. The civic objective of Exnora is to inculcate and develop civic consciousness amongst citizens, to organize civic amenities on a self-help basis and thereby to create a healthier environment, and to take steps towards enactment of appropriate legislation for the betterment of civic standards.

3. The service objective of Exnora is to promote excellence in all fields like cultural activities, animal welfare, alternative medical systems, economic welfare of the poor, the drive against drug and alcohol abuse, the fight against child labour, the creation of traffic consciousness, the development of leadership qualities in youth, the creation of consumer awareness, the preservation of historical and cultural monuments and the establishment of religious harmony.”

Regions of Work
India and other developing countries
Areas of Work
It conducts research and training, provides information and direct assistance to communities and disadvantaged groups in the areas of:
  • Shelter - construction - building materials,
  • Environment - ecology,
  • Community participation - organization,
  • Health,
  • Education

It specifically targets urban areas, inner cities, and slums

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