The Indian NGO, Integrated Village Development Project (IVDP), has become a finalist in the 2010 World Habitat Awards. The NGO facilitates the...

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A new curriculum designed for rural telecenter managers in India has recently launched. The Indira Gandhi National Open University has teamed up...

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University of Michigan MBA graduate, Cynthia Koenig has developed the $20-$30 Wello WaterWheel, a 90 litre plastic barrel that can transport up...

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Recent MBA graduates Ankit Mathur and Neha Juneja have developed the Greenway Smart Stove, a single-burner high efficiency cook stove that saves...

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India is a world leader in Information Technology; however, its information and communication infrastructure is extremely poor. In a nation where there...

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Gamesa Wind Turbines is set to build 2,000 MW of wind power across the continent after receiving an order for $2 billion....

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In a Wall Street Journal blog, development research and strategist, Lindsay Clinton, discusses the need for larger businesses to develop more innovative...

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In a recent LiveMint column, Pierre Omidyar, Founder of the Omidyar Network, discusses India’s potential to become an ‘inclusive innovation hub,’ where...

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Rajasthan-based Jaipur Rugs, one of India’s largest carpet manufacturers, was recently recognized by Ernst & Young. Jairpur Rugs Founder N.K. Chaudhary received...

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A publication by the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington D.C. has recently reported on the massive opportunity for financial...

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India’s extensive mobile infrastructure has led to an increase in the number of companies and initiatives focused on leveraging that network. A...

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An ABC News interview with Cynthia Koenig from New York highlights the Wello Water Wheel, a 25 gallon drum used to transport...

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Eko, a low-cost mobile banking solution for low-income people, has set up a network of 1,300 intermediaries to help the poor access...

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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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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 recent article discusses seasonal fluctuations in the purchase of precious metals including gold and silver. In India, approximately 70% of silver...

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Boston-based company Promethean Power plans to further develop its innovative milk refrigeration system for countries in which temperatures regularly go above 100...

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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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