JEEViKA announces the winners of the Bihar Innovation Forum

25th Feb 2014
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Cm awarding Grass Root Innovator

Bihar Innovation Forum is an initiative by the government of Bihar to provide a platform to identify, celebrate and scale up rural livelihood innovations. The program is supported by the World Bank and implemented by the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (JEEViKA) in collaboration with the State Innovation Council. In its second edition now, the winners in high impact area were recently announced:


1. Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Andhra Pradesh

2. BAIF Development Research Foundation, Maharashtra

3. Dhan Vayalagam (TANK) Foundation, Tamil Nadu


1. Keggfarms, Haryana

2. Access Livelihoods Consulting, Andhra Pradesh

3. The Goat Trust, Uttar Pradesh

Financial Services

1. Society for Advancement of Village Economy (SAVE), Bihar

2. Invest India Micro-Pension Services, Uttar Pradesh

3. Rang De, Karnataka

Non Farm

1. ITC Limited, West Bengal

2. I-land Informatics, West Bengal

3. Jaipur Rugs, Rajasthan

Rural Energy

1. Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), Maharashtra

2. Saran Renewable Energy, Bihar

3. Decentralized Energy Systems India, Bihar

Access to Public Entitlements

1. Green Leaf Energy, Bihar

2. Landesa Rural Development Institute Trust (RDI), Orissa

3. Smaat India, Andhra Pradesh

Access to Services

1. Gram Vikas, Orissa

2. Rite Water Solution, Maharashtra

3. Rural Health Care Foundation, West Bengal


1. International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), Haryana

2. All India Society for Electronics and Computer Technology (AISECT), New Delhi

3. Shree Kamdhenu Electronics, Gujarat

Skill Development

1. Pipal Tree Ventures, Maharashtra

2. CAP Workforce Development Institute, Andhra Pradesh

3. Youth4Jobs Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

The World Bank will provide capital support and mentorship through its networks and JEEViKA will give access to over one million households organized into Self Help Groups (SHGs). There is also an INR 660 crore worth of financial investment that’ll be poured in to the ventures. This investment will not be given as a one-time payment but as an investment spread over the time it takes to implement, replicate and scale up winning projects.

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