Between April 1 and December 10, 2015, 3,141 villages have been
electrified, while work is on in 1,691 others. "We are trying to make
the entire process both transparent and dynamic," says Rajeev Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, Rural Electrification Corporation.
Developed markets together now contribute 48% to Lupin's revenue (the bulk, no doubt, coming from the US) and emerging markets another 19%, while the domestic market's share has shrunk to 26 per cent from 31 per cent five years ago.
The company has taken a two-pronged approach. One is improving product
quality. Earlier, it would consider refreshing a product after three
years. This was gradually cut to 18 months and then to less than a
year. The other is an attempt to bring down costs.
Idea Cellular MD Himanshu Kapania has transformed the telco from a pure-play voice operator to one with a more
balanced portfolio between voice and data. Over the past three years,
Idea has built its data capabilities.