An organic farming conference is to be held at the end of June in Bihar, India. The conference will bring together 60...

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Amit Bhatia and his organization, Aspire, which trains rural and disadvantaged Indian high school and college students in English, technology, and problem-solving...

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Land And Livelihood

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In a Wall Street Journal blog, Anurag Behar, explores the complex connection between rural Indians and their land within the context of...

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The livelihoods of Indians dependent on forests for survival are being threatened as the government considers the approval of the construction of...

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The Water Credit initiative has recently been launched in India to provide individuals and communities with small loans for water connectivity. The...

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Indian mobile-phone company, Bharti-Airtel, has projected rapid growth in sales of its satellite TVs in rural India. It hopes to leverage its...

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An example of the growth in the Fair Trade movement can be seen in the work of Sevya, a U.S. organization that...

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A Forbes article discusses how Jaipur Foot, a non-profit social enterprise that provides artificial limbs to physically challenged people living below the...

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Financial services player India Infoline interviews Hina Shah, the founder of the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (ICECD).The ICECD offers...

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India’s poor are finding easier access to home loans but there is some concern that this trend echos the sub-prome crisis that...

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The Craftsvilla Artisan Fund has been launched by Craftsvilla.com, an online store, to support Indian artisans in obtaining an education, becoming entrepreneurs,...

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Ratan Tata, the Chairman of India’s Tata Group, has tied up with Daniel Nocera, a MIT Professor to commercialize a potential technology...

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Aravind Eye Care Systems in India has been sighted as an important example of “reverse innovation” in which products and service innovations...

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Hindustan Unilever Executive Director for Sales and Customer Development, Hemant Bakshi, outlines his thoughts on Indian’s growing rural market and the numerous...

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A 2011 TED Fellow and technology specialist, Sumit Dagar, is looking at ways to bring better technology to low-income Indians. Travelling through...

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Despite the controversy surrounding the Indian microfinance industry, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has invested $30 million into microfinance institution (MFI) Bandhan....

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With 70% of the Indian population living in rural areas and contributing to 30-60% of consumer goods, the country is leveraging a...

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Mark Stoleson, CEO of Legatum, a Dubai-based investor in the Indian microfinance industry, insists that the Indian government must act immediately if...

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SunBorne Energy and Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. are collaborating to supply 100 MW solar panels for projects across India over the...

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India is seeing an increasing number of angel investors channelling risk capital towards early stage companies. With the development of incubation centers...

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In a CNBC TV 18 special, Gautam Thapar, Group Chairman and CEO of Avantha Group, Arun Maira, Member of Planning Commission, and...

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Gujarat-based Bhu:sattva, India’s first organic designer wear brand in India, is preparing to bring 10,000 low-income women into its program through the...

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Indian financial inclusion service provider, FINO (Financial Inclusion Network & Operations), has tied up with NCR Corporation, a global technology company, to...

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A recent agreement between ICICI Bank and Indian mobile phone company Vodafone Essar highlights the increasing number of partnerships among mainstream companies...

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India's rural consumption market is projected to reach $600 billion by 2020, a major increase from its current level of $190 billion....

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Tamil Nadu based Madura Micro Finance Ltd. is set to provide microbusiness education to women and help with market linkages. The MFI...

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Having experienced the highest cotton prices in the past 140 years, India is expecting to see increased acreage for sowing cotton in...

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