Ideas to change India

     Print Edition: Jan 8, 2012

With its mix of prosperity, cultural diversity and poverty, India never stops challenging entrepreneurs. While the country adopts and creates cutting-edge technology, it has before it urgent and basic concerns such as the scarcity of water and electricity, affordable access to information, and financial inclusion.

If ever there was a test of Adam Smith's argument that free enterprise channels ambition towards socially desirable goals, this is it. The following feature technologies and services that are set to play a crucial role in the country's growth.

The platform that clicked | UID: Number driven | Cloud computing: The gigs in the sky | Upwardly mobile: Phones as mode of payment |
Wireless broadband: Mbps unplugged | A tab worth picking up | Solar power: Sunrise industry |Community water project: A clear priority

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