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Good Businesses 2014

Making sure nothing goes waste
Banka Bioloo uses bio-digester technology to create hygienic solutions for human waste disposal

Shilpa S Ranipeta

Penny lent, penny earned

MicroGraam is crowdsourcing funds from individual lenders for small borrowers in rural india

Sonia Mariam Thomas | JUL 24 , 2015

Making sure nothing goes waste

Banka Bioloo uses bio-digester technology to create hygienic solutions for human waste disposal

Shilpa S Ranipeta | SEP 05 , 2014

Lighting up lives

Boond Engineering is using solar solutions to bring electricity to villages in central India

Vikas Kumar | SEP 05 , 2014

A lot on her plate

Earthware is using corn starch to create bioplastics that are environment-friendly

Sonia Mariam Thomas | SEP 05 , 2014

All that matters is organic

An early proponent of organic farming, Ecofarms is making a difference to farmers’ lives in Odisha and Maharashtra

Adit Mathai | SEP 05 , 2014

Sowing the way

eKutir’s farm-to-plate model is giving Odisha’s small farmers a new lease of life

Vikas Kumar | SEP 05 , 2014

When you got to go, you got to go

Eram Scientific is setting up affordable self-cleaning toilets across Indian cities

Rajesh Padmashali | SEP 05 , 2014

Preserving the fabric

Impulse Social Enterprises is ensuring sustainable livelihoods in the northeast

Mahithi Pillay | SEP 05 , 2014

In good taste

Janta meals supplies nutritious food for migrant workers at economical prices

Himanshu Kakkar | SEP 05 , 2014

A reservoir of hope

Naireeta is tackling the issue of water logging by creating underground reservoirs through an innovative method

Rajat Ubhaykar | SEP 05 , 2014

An idea whose time has come

Spatial Ideas creates GIS mapping solutions to improve efficiency in civic administration

Laveena Iyer | SEP 05 , 2014

Driving change

Three Wheels United —helping auto drivers in Bengaluru by giving them access to finance and fuel-efficient vehicles

Meenakshi Radhakrishnan-Swami | SEP 05 , 2014

Something special

V-shesh provides job-related skills to youth with disabilities and helps them find employment

Kripa Mahalingam | SEP 05 , 2014

Romancing the wood

Varnam is reinventing Channapatna’s lacquerware to keep the craft contemporary

Meenakshi Radhakrishnan-Swami | SEP 05 , 2014

Living off the land

Zynorique is working to make the best use of bamboo while restoring entrepreneurial spirit among Naga youth

Mahithi Pillay | SEP 05 , 2014

Glad tidings

15 for-profit enterprises that are blending business with social good

N Mahalakshmi | SEP 05 , 2014