Archive for the ‘Rural engagement’ Category

The Indian Farm Story…

The Indian farmlands are reaching a point of  infertility which is entirely man-made and which could have been salvaged with just a bit of agri-commonsense. Instead, farmers were left to the mercy of fertilizer companies who made merry while the government was focused on providing the best agricultural subsidy in the world. Water, power and soil nutrients have become  Read more..

Common service centers (CSCs) are called the Pragya Kendras in Jharkhand and is at the center of a new financial inclusion initiative by the state government. Even after years of concerted effort between the Central govt., RBI and the various banks, the FIP (Financial inclusion plan) has managed to inch forward in only a handful of states. Technological and infrastructural barriers notwithstanding, most of the banks (Govt., Private, Rural, Cooperative) hav  Read more..

65 years of independence and high growth industrial and agricultural phases have failed to make India financially equitable and a pluralistic republic. The concept of  ‘shining India’ is projected through an Urban development prism – More than 35% of the 600,000 villages in India cannot be reached by a regular vehicle in the absence of pliable roads.

Rural financial sector is still gasping to come out of the grasp of primitive and cruel lending mechanism – wher  Read more..

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