Rice Husk Based Electricity – Get Central Finance Assistance

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is promoting rice husk based distributed / off grid electricity generation through biomass gasifier system for meeting unmet demand of electricity in rural areas. MNRE provides Central Finance Assistance (CFA) @ Rs.15,000 per kW besides providing financial support  of Rs.1.0 lakh per km for a maximum of … Continue reading “Rice Husk Based Electricity – Get Central Finance Assistance”

Harnessing Agricultural Potential in North Eastern Region of India

By Dr Amrit Patel , The North East Region [NER] constitutes eight states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. Its population of 39 million [2000 Census]constitutes 3.8% of country’s population. Rural Population of 327.71 lakh is 84.34% in NER as against 72.20% in India. Agriculture provides livelihood support to 70 … Continue reading “Harnessing Agricultural Potential in North Eastern Region of India”

6 Reasons Why the Middle Class in India Must Invest in Stocks

By Rohit It is said that in India, the middle class is the real class of people. Others are mere boundaries. The ‘Aam Admi’, as middle class in India came to be known, had its fair share of limelight during the Anti-Corruption Era. It is this middle class for whom the Finance Minister fights for, … Continue reading “6 Reasons Why the Middle Class in India Must Invest in Stocks”

US Spending Cuts – Impact on the Indian Economy

US Spending Cuts: what’s in store in the next seven months? The US government on Friday (March 1, 2013) announced its programme of “sequestration”, thereby cutting back on $ 85 billion of federal funding over the next seven months (ending October 1, 2013). The significant aspect of this process is that it will not be … Continue reading “US Spending Cuts – Impact on the Indian Economy”

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance in India – A research study

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has released a new study that finds financial institutions meet only one-fourth of the financing demand of micro, small and medium enterprises in India, noting that a sizeable part of this unfulfilled opportunity is viable. The study estimates the overall finance shortfall for micro, small and medium … Continue reading “Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance in India – A research study”

Interview with Aparajita Agrawal, Co-Founder – Intellecap

CNBC TV18 recently featured an in depth interview with Aparajita Agrawal, Co-founder of Intellecap. Interview with Aparajita Agarwal , Intellecap Aparajita Agrawal is on a mission to change India through the pier of entrepreneurship and enterprise. She is part of the founding team of Intellectual Capital Advisory Services or Intellecap. Aparajita has worked closely with … Continue reading “Interview with Aparajita Agrawal, Co-Founder – Intellecap”

SHG and Obama – What a great combination!

By Srinivasan Santhanam All those associated with the micro-finance movement, both in India and world wide,  know pretty well the expansion of the term ‘SHG’. It stands for ‘Self-Help Group’.  On 23 Jan 2013, while reading a news item in the ‘Firstpost’ on the first ever presidential inaugural ball organised by Indian Americans to welcome Barack … Continue reading “SHG and Obama – What a great combination!”