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It is heartening to see the Union Budget 2014-15, in many ways, being a ‘Rubanomics’ budget — addressing the needs of the new rural-urban India. The government has begun well in recognizing the importance of skill building, entrepreneurship and digital inclusion in driving economic progress, especially rural prosperity. In our seven year journey, working with […]
22 Jul 2014
In my previous column, I had shared our idea of having a district-level entrepreneurs network that would support and empower Rubans (our term for the new Rural-Urban) to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. This January, we moved this idea to action. We launched ‘AntarPrerana’, a first-of-its-kind entrepreneurship network in partnership with the Department of Industries, Government […]
06 Mar 2014
In my earlier column, we discussed the rise of ‘Rubans’ – rural-urbans, a new breed of rural populace with talent, spirit, aspirations and technological access comparable to their urban counterparts. The broad vision and aspirations which India’s 12th Plan seeks to fulfil are reflected in its subtitle: “Faster, Sustainable and More Inclusive Growth”. The basic […]
17 Jan 2014