24 GOOD BUSINESSES 2012

  • 24 Good Businesses 2012

    Small is beautiful

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

    V Keshavdev - December 15, 2015
  • 24 Good Businesses 2012

    Wheels of change

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

    Himanshu Kakkar - December 15, 2015
  • 24 Good Businesses 2012

    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 - December 16, 2015
  • 24 Good Businesses 2012

    The moolah queen

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

    Adit Mathai - December 16, 2015
  • 24 Good Businesses 2012

    The gift of knowledge

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

    Michael Correya - December 16, 2015
  • 24 Good Businesses 2012

    Salt of the earth

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

    Veena Venugopal - December 16, 2015
  • 24 Good Businesses 2012

    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 - December 16, 2015
  • 24 Good Businesses 2012

    Medicine Man

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

    Shabana Hussain - December 16, 2015
  • 24 Good Businesses 2012

    Sweet incensibility

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

    Taneesha Kulshrestha - December 17, 2015
  • 24 Good Businesses 2012

    Good harvest

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

    Himanshu Kakkar - December 17, 2015
  • 24 Good Businesses 2012

    Energy saved is energy earned

    Generating savings for clients through innovative solutions is GIBSS’ forte

    Rajesh Padmashali - December 17, 2015
  • 24 Good Businesses 2012

    Blue collar genie

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

    Shabana Hussain - December 17, 2015