The Sir Ratan Tata Trust transitions from a charity organisation to a contemporary philanthropic institution and also refines its system for monitoring ongoing grants.

The central Himalayan region of Uttarakhand underwent a drastic change with loss of its forest cover that resulted in soil erosion which ultimately lead to loss of agricultural lands and migration of males to other parts of the country leaving the burden of earning a livelihood on women. Himmothan attempted to directly address the root cause of under development in this area and worked with other small institutions to provide sustainable livelihoods to people.

Tata Trusts and the Global Fund launch The India Health Fund to address key health challenges in India.

The National Cancer Grid, with the support of Tata Trusts, facilitate a high bandwidth, secure and private network through which cancer care centres around the country can interact directly with other centres.