Organic farming is relatively new to India, having only gained some traction seven years ago. Organic produce demands a 10-20% premium for...

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A research paper by Doctoral researcher Priyanka Jayashankar and an Associate Professor Robert Goedegeburrre focuses on the potential for inclusive value chains...

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Push To Affordable Housing

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Washington D.C. based Ashoka Innovators for the Public is set to work with a large network of social entrepreneurs, NGOs, international and...

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India’s Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD) has designed training modules specifically on microfinance given the recent developments in Andhra Pradesh and...

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Less than two years old, Eco-Save India, is a renewable energy service provider that fits residential, industrial, commercial, and public buildings with...

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Mansukh Jagani, from Gujarat was named one of India’s seven most powerful rural Indians by Boston-based Forbes magazine. Jagani first developed the...

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Indian social venture capital firm Aavishkaar Venture Management has recently invested in Insight and Intellect Farms, an Indian horticulture company that promotes...

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The Hindu discusses challenges for farmers in actually reaping the benefits of sales of perishable commodities such as fruits and vegetables. In...

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The Centre for Social Development in Jaipur, Rajasthan, provides vocational training and non-formal education to low-income women in order to teach them...

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Aavishkaar India, an early-stage venture capital firm, is looking to complete the fundraising process for its fourth and largest fund, likely to...

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In a move to promote financial inclusion in rural India, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (HUL) is collaborating with public sector bank, the State...

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Indian ceramics and porcelain companies are increasingly leveraging the skills of local artisans for original handiwork and custom designs. In a market...

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India is hosting the 7th Eco-Products International Fair in New Delhi to promote green products and services and “eco-powered lifestyles.” The Fair...

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Recent research by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Amarthi Consulting has further emphasized the need for major advancements in India’s...

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India is excepted to become the first country to track its natural wealth. Managed by the World Bank, it will be part...

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Harish Hande, Founder of Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO) emphasized the need for a decentralized approach to sustainable energy distribution to management...

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The Loyal Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, has established the “Professor C.K. Prahalad Center for Emerging India,” which...

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An article in The Economic Times discusses the benefits of credit ratings for SMEs, which often find it difficult to access financing....

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India's 31st handicrafts and gifts fair brought the products of 23,000 exhibitors to the attention of over 6,500 buyers from over 30...

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India recently reported that old and inadequate copper wiring is hindering last mile internet connectivity across the...

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In its efforts to improve India’s poor waste and sanitation situation, the government, in collaboration with NGOs, is promoting a “No Toilet,...

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Next Billion interview with Hindustan Unilever’s former Chairman and MD, Vindi Banga. Focuses on the success of HUL’s Shakti Entrepreneurship Program, a...

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In efforts to increase its rural presence across India, U.S. headquartered Western Union, a money transfer services company, has partnered with Microfinance...

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In another move to bring essential healthcare products to low-income communities in India, GE Healthcare will soon launch a low-cost ‘infant-warmer’ in...

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Ramesh S. Arunachalam discusses sugarcame farmers in India as an example of a low-income group that can be provided with appropriate financial...

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Indian conglomerate Tata Group continues to develop products and services for low-income markets. The company, which has already developed the least expensive...

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During the annual Sankalp awards, FINO, a provider of technology to microfinance institutions, won the Growth Enterprise in Technology Sector Award. FINO...

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