India Development Marketplace announces 14 Winners for 2011

2011 India Development Marketplace Competition – Supporting Inclusive Business Models to Scale, a competitive grant program jointly organized by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and the Development Marketplace Program, has announced 14 winners from 30 finalists. These finalists are making significant on-the-ground impact in the Indian states of Rajasthan, Bihar and Orissa where the competition ran this year.

Following a rigorous process of screening and online assessment of 264 proposals received this year, 2011 India Development Marketplace has announced the 14 award winning business models at a ceremony hosted to honor the winning social enterprises who will receive grant of US$50,000 (about Indian Rs 22,47,500) each.

India Development Marketplace Competition 2011 Winners

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Representatives of the 14 Winning Social Enterprises of 2011 India Development Marketplace Competition at Jaipur, India.

Sanjay Pradhan, Vice President, World Bank Institute said, “This competition marks the beginning of a multi-year World Bank collaboration with Indian social entrepreneurs and the national and state-level government to connect social entrepreneurs with a growing pool of external investors, external funders and providers of capacity building services.”

The prize money will be disbursed in two installments over 24 months while IFC will supervise the grant implementation over the entire duration. The funds will be used to invest in all activities/assets necessary to establish the viability of the business model such as testing, quality assurance, certification, consulting services, and test marketing services.

Linking early-stage social enterprises to next-stage financial aid through targeted grant support and advisory services is the key focus of India Development Marketplace. The initiative will support grassroot organizations to refine and build their business models to ensuresustainable impact over the long term.

Winners of the 2011 India Development Marketplace
No.OrganizationProposal TitleBelong toTarget StateSector
1AdhikarMicro Spinning Mills: Spinning prosperity back into the villagesOrissaOrissaLivelihoods
2Babajob.comLeveraging Mobile Technology to Radically Improve Information Efficiency in the Informal SectorKarnatakaBihar, Orissa, RajsthanEducation and Skills


3Bharatiya Agro Industries

Foundation (BAIF)

Rajasthan Amla Producers’ Organization: Scaling up the benefits and positive income impact to small marginal Amla farmers through productivity enhancements  and market linkagesRajasthanRajasthanAgriculture
4Bihar Development TrustScaling up Bihar

Development Trust

5Educate Girls ( A project of Foundation to Educate Girls Globally)Sponsoring 767

Shiksha Preraks to boost learning levels in Jalor district

MaharashtraRajasthanEducation and Skills


6Elements Akademia Private LimitedTraining & Placement for 10,000 Customer Service Associate positions in Retail sector in 2 Districts of BiharHaryanaBiharEducation and Skills


7Healing Heritage Producers’ CompanyEnterprise development through developing the herbal formulations on anti- Malarials and its application to save people in hilly and tribal OrissaOrissaOrissaHealthcare services and solutions
8Industree Crafts FoundationBuilding Producer Owned Micro Enterprises supporting artisanal livelihoodsKarnatakaBihar, Orissa, RajsthanHandicrafts
9Operation ASHAPrevention, Control and Treatment of Tuberculosis amongst

110,000 disadvantaged

persons in 12 slums in

Rajasthan and Orissa

DelhiOrissa, RajasthanHealthcare services and solutions
10Rangsutra Crafts India LimitedRangsutra – The next leap of faith: “Strengthening the base in order to scale up significantly and successfully”RajasthanRajasthanHandicrafts
11SadhnaSadhna Scale-up project on textile handicraftsRajasthanRajasthanHandicrafts
12Saran Renewable Energy Pvt. LtdReclamation of wastelands for energy plantations and agricultureBiharBiharRenewable/ clean Energy
13Selco-Nidan Solar Light (P) LtdSelco-Nidan Solar

Initiative in Bihar

KarnatakaBiharRenewable/ clean Energy
14Womens organization for socio- cultural awarenessUp scaling of Tracking livelihood Entitlements of rural communities in Orissa using mobile phone and information technologyOrissaOrissaOther categories (Such as legal frameworks for empowerment, Solid waste management,  Governance, child labor etc)
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