Business Today

The power of ideas

     Print Edition: Aug 19, 2012

We take a closer, 'photographic' look at the innovations that are transforming the lives of thousands.

Connecting the hinterland: The solar microgrid set up by Mera Gao Power enables residents of Thigra village in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh to recharge their mobiles

Pay to drink: Residents of the Old Vadaj slum in Ahmedabad queue up with their 'water ATM' cards to draw Sarvajal's safe drinking water

Harish Hande
Bringing home the sun: Harish Hande, in the Bannerghatta forest near Bangalore, surrounded by the solar lamps his company SELCO manufacture

Thinking on their feet: Students at Bunker Roy's 'Barefoot College' in Tilonia village of Ajmer district in Rajasthan

Sudesh Menon
Thirsty no more:
Sudesh Menon, CEO of Waterlife, seated amid the waters of a lake in Hyderabad. His company keeps water purification plants functioning smoothly

An HMRI mobile
Doctor at the doorstep:
An HMRI mobile health unit, which provides health care in remote locations lacking hospitals and clinics

Dr Chandrashekar Patil
Reasonable charge: Dr Chandrashekar Patil, part of Vaatsalya, which provides affordable health care, examining a patient in Hubli, Karnataka

Women in Chinchkeda village
Accurate work: Women in Chinchkeda village of Jalgaon district, Maharashtra, mulching the cotton crop, a procedure required in precision farming

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