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Corporates addressing Social Concerns

Reliance Industries now wants to enter into HealthCare working on developing 1500 Primary HealthCare Centers (PHC) in-line with the Government Health System in India. Reliance would want to Invest Rs.25,000 Crores into this venture. In the article, there is a questions which has been put across whether this would fit into the Corporate responsibility or is there a business angle…

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Online Grievances in India

Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances which falls under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has initiated the Online Public Grievance Lodging and Monitoring System which you could use to record any of your grievances to the Government. India is truly developing and these are small steps to reach there. So, next time when you have a…

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7 Types of Poverty

Bhagavatula Charitable Trust (BCT), runs Innovative Experimental Primary Schools (IEP) in 72 Villages in Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh, India. What is the difference between IEP and regular Government Schools? IEP schools, apart from regular academics, work towards education children in the age group 11-15 on the 7 types of Poverty which are required to uplift the quality of life. Our…

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Dazasya is Born

I wrote about “Web NGO” earlier. After thinking through various thoughts which came across my mind I identified three areas which need collaborated work – Society, Technology, Entrepreneurship. Read more about Dazasya at its official blog. This blog will continue to focus on Social Entrepreneurship.

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Evening with Subrato Bagchi

Have been to the “An Evening with Subrato Bagchi” organized by TiE. It was really a good evening which gave an insight to being an High Performace Entrepreneur. The evening started with a 30 minute video which Mr. Subrato made interviewing his top 3 High Performance Entrepreneurs. Mr. Subrato strongly feels that being an Entrepreneur is different and being a…

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Conversations – Part 1

Recently, I was having discussion with Dr B.V.Parameswara Rao, founder of Bhagavatula Charitable Trust. We were discussing on Social Entrepreneurship and tried to address two areas – Micro Financing, involvement of Technology in Rural Development. Micro-Financing Dr. Rao feels that this has changed the life of a farmer. This is just not helping him to come out of his miseries,…

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Rural BPO

I was reading about this organization in the recent issue of Business Today (India’s Most Wired, 22 April, 2007) and have been quite impressed with the young lady’s initiative. Ms.Saloni malhotra, a 25 year old graduate from Bharateeya Vidyapeeth, Pune is inspired by Dr.Ashok Jhunjhunwala’s speeches. Her mission is to “turn rural internet centers into BPO’s”. DesiCrew.In, based in Chennai,…

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YHIS

The Yeshaswini Health Insurance Scheme (YHIS) is a unique initiative by Government of Karnataka, India. Under this scheme, HealthCare services are provided to farmers at an Insurance premium of Rs.10 per month. This article in HealthCare Management outlines the program – http://www.expresshealthcaremgmt.com/200601/focus01.shtml The following paper provides in-depth information on the same – http://www.isec.ac.in/Karnataka_Kuruvilla16.5.05_aligned.pdf

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Ashoka

www.ashoka.org – an organization dedicated to encourage and support Social Entrepreneurship around the Globe. Ashoka supports Social Entrepreneurship in three ways – Supporting Social Entrepreneurs, Promoting Group Entrepreneurship and Building infrastructure for the Sector. It is a very interesting site and any one who think on these lines should visit.

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Getting together

To bring people who are interested in innovating to change the way we live, I have created a new group – www.groups.yahoo.com/group/SocietyForward. Do come and join and let us work towards making this world a better place to live.