Thousands of companies, governments, and regular men and women are working to address some of India's seemingly intractable problems. We take a closer look atthe innovations that are transforming the lives of thousands.
The solar microgrid set up by Mera Gao Power enables residents of Thigra village in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh to recharge their mobiles.
Residents of the Old Vadaj slum in Ahmedabad queue up with their 'water ATM' cards to draw Sarvajal's safe drinking water.
Harish Hande, in the Bannerghatta forestnear Bangalore,surrounded by the solar lamps his company SELCO manufactures.
Students at Bunker Roy's 'Barefoot College' in Tilonia village of Ajmer district in Rajasthan.
Sudesh Menon, CEO of Waterlife, seated amid the waters of a lake in Hyderabad. His company keeps water purification plants functioning smoothly.
Dr Chandrashekar Patil, part of Vaatsalya, which provides affordable health care, examining a patient in Hubli, Karnataka.
An HMRI mobile health unit, which provides health care in remote locations lacking hospitals and clinics.
Women in Chinchkeda village of Jalgaon district, Maharashtra, mulching the cotton crop, a procedure required in precision farming.