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Can agri-based start-ups transform the rural economy?
Deborah Keller, Can agri-based start-ups transform the rural economy? 04 Jul 2017
Deborah Keller, 04 Jul 2017

Schwab Foundation invites applications for Indian 'Social Entrepreneur of the Year' Award

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organisation of the World Economic Forum and the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, not-for-profit organisation of the Jubilant Group has invited applications for the ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ India 2013 Award. The deadline for submitting the first round application is May 31, 2013. Read more »

Seeking inputs: How do India’s social enterprises manage talent?

Sattva Media and Consulting Pvt. Ltd. and Niiti Consulting Pvt. Ltd. are collaborating on a research study to find out how social enterprises attract and retain talent. Read more »
Financial Services

Investors commit over Rs 400 crore for funding new ventures for the poor

Investors have committed at least Rs 400 crore to a government-backed fund that will provide capital to new ventures serving the needs of India's low-income communities. The fund, whose eventual size is envisaged at more than Rs 5,000 crore, is the first such by the government, which is taking increasing interest in venture capital investing. Read more »
Health Services and Supplies

India’s Ministry of Health releases strategic road map to tackle preventable child deaths

In February, at the India Call to Action on Child Survival and Development Summit, India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released a strategic road map to tackle preventable child deaths and introduced a National Child Survival Score Card and a dashboard to track progress on child survival and development. Read more »

Save every drop… or drop dead...

A tap that drips once every second wastes a thousand litres of water in a month. Aabid Surti shows us how easy it can be to keep our future green and blue. Read more »
Health Services and Supplies

Panel spikes government’s rural healthcare plan

The government’s plan to create a new cadre of trained individuals to provide basic healthcare in villages has received a setback with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health rejecting the proposal. Read more »
Energy and Power

Pay-As-You-Go Model Expands Solar Energy Access in Rural India

More than 60,000 households in rural India will have better access to electricity by 2015 as Simpa Networks, a company supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), scales up the sales of its off-grid, pay-as-you-go solar energy solutions. Read more »

Voting Open in Villgro Awards

The Villgro Awards recognise outstanding individuals, enterprises, and other stakeholders in the Social Entrepreneurship ecosystem for their contribution to effecting change by building and supporting impactful and sustainable businesses. Read more »
Financial Services

Rs 5,500-cr India Innovation Fund to focus on job creation

The government last week announced a Rs 5,500-crore 'India Inclusive Innovation Fund' will focus on generating employment and supporting livelihoods across the country through innovative enterprises. Read more »

Last Chance to Apply for Sankalp Unconvention Scholarships

If you are a social entrepreneur and want to attend the Sankalp Unconvention in Mumbai in April then you have until tomorrow to apply. Read more »