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24 Good Businesses 2012

Mission Vision
Bengaluru-based Forus is making eyecare accessible in rural areas with its portable, cost- effective device 

Rashmi K Pratap

Income and bonus

Bhushan Agro’s unique lease-your-land concept is quietly gaining      acceptance among farmers — no mean achievement in a country where land is dearer than lives

Aditi Saxena | DEC 25 , 2015

Mission Vision

Bengaluru-based Forus is making eyecare accessible in rural areas with its portable, cost- effective device 

Rashmi K Pratap | DEC 25 , 2015

Pole vault

Wonder Grass is looking at gaining scale by making bamboo houses more affordable

V Keshavdev | DEC 25 , 2015

Small is beautiful

Kinara Capital provides small ticket loans to enterprising SMEs that lack access to formal bank credit

V Keshavdev | DEC 25 , 2015

Wheels of change

SMV Wheels makes it possible for Varanasi-based rickshawallahs to purchase their own vehicles

Himanshu Kakkar | DEC 25 , 2015

The light collector

Depressed by your dingy office or home? Skyshade has the solution — its lighting systems not only bring in natural light but reduce your energy costs too 

Rajesh Padmashali | DEC 25 , 2015

The moolah queen

Mann De shi Mahila Sahakari Bank has struck a pot of gold through altruism

Adit Mathai | DEC 25 , 2015

The gift of knowledge

Sudiksha runs schools that offer quality education to kids from bottom-of-the-pyramid families

Michael Correya | DEC 25 , 2015

Salt of the earth

Solar-powered water pumps promise prosperity to small salt producers in the Rann of Kutch

Veena Venugopal | DEC 25 , 2015

Getting them to think

Arghya Banerjee quit his lucrative career in investment banking to start a primary school that would emphasise learning through logical reasoning

Sudipto Dey | DEC 25 , 2015

Medicine Man

Kautilya Phytoextracts is helping small farmers supplement their     income by growing medicinal plants and breeding rabbits

Shabana Hussain | DEC 25 , 2015

Sweet incensibility

The Village Store’s strategy of setting up incense making units offers hope in backward and Naxal-infected areas

Taneesha Kulshrestha | DEC 25 , 2015

Good harvest

Zamindara Farm Solutions’ pay-as-you-go model helps small farmers avoid a debt trap

Himanshu Kakkar | DEC 25 , 2015

Energy saved is energy earned

Generating savings for clients through innovative solutions is GIBSS’ forte

Rajesh Padmashali | DEC 25 , 2015

Blue collar genie

Bodhicrew helps unemployed rural youth gain employment as domestic help in upmarket Delhi homes

Shabana Hussain | DEC 25 , 2015

There she goes

Priyadarshini Taxi is of and by women, but for everybody

Ravina Kothari | DEC 25 , 2015

A window to the villages

Rose Academy is bridging the digital divide by imparting computer  education to rural youth

Veena Venugopal | DEC 25 , 2015

The force is with you

Artoo’s software solution to speed up loan disbursals is a hit. Now it’s extending its expertise to other sectors 

Rashmi K Pratap | DEC 25 , 2015

Let the sun shine

ONergy sells customised solar power solutions to rural homes in East India

Sudipto Dey | DEC 25 , 2015

The transit shelter

Hyderabad-based Aa rusha Homes is doing its bit to provide affordable accommodation 

Rajesh Padmashali | DEC 25 , 2015

Where will meets skill

Empower Pragati, with governments and corporates, is training young Indians for jobs

Shabana Hussain | DEC 25 , 2015

Organic beauty

What started as a personal quest has become a one-stop shop for all-natural products 

Taneesha Kulshrestha | DEC 25 , 2015

Showing the way

Sikshana is helping children stay in school and better their performance by developing their all-round skills

Kripa Mahalingam | DEC 25 , 2015

The perfect harvest

AgSri’s innovative solutions are ensuring bountiful gains for farmers

Michael Correya | DEC 25 , 2015