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IITians leave cushy jobs to work with farmers

A farming initiative by the two IITians Shashank and Manish has helped the villagers of Bihar’s Vaishali district earn three times what they used to earn a year ago. The initiative has been introduced in 30 villages so far. The two IITians who refused to pursue a cushy and lucrative career and decided to work […]

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Bihar Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) Conference

Bihar is witnessing a unprecedented surge in investment sentiments, private players have shown keen interest in tapping the great potential which Bihar has to offer. Biharis around the world have also been keenly observing the growing revival of Bihar and there long cherish dream to invest in Bihar. Most of the Non Resident Biharis are […]

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Agricultural Innovation in Rural Bihar

Bihar has seen significant growth in the area of infrastructure and related dimensions of economic development in the last few years. Bihar has around 60% of its workforce sustaining livelihood through agricultural sector and 42% of the State Domestic Product comes from agricultue. It clearly indicates that without agricultural development, growth will remain on periphery […]

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Bihar’s Super 30 gets International Recognition

Bihar’s Super 30 has added another laurel to its credit. Recently Super 30 was featured by Time magazine in the list of the “Best of Asia 2010“, now Newsweek in its latest edition included Super 30 in the list of four most innovative schools in the world. Newsweek quotes “For years now the path to […]

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Green Initiative

On the eve of world’s environment day, it’s heartening to see encouraging green initiatives in Bihar. Civil Servent SM Raju, has come up with a novel way of providing employment to millions of poor in the eastern state of Bihar. BBC reports “His campaign to encourage people to plant trees effectively addresses two burning issues […]

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Social Innovation Matters

If someone ever felt short of ideas and inspiration, one just needs to looks at the fabulous innovations which have taken place in Bihar over the last few years. Always lambasted for it’s under utilization of its natural resources, recent idea rich innovations have given momentum to grass root innovations. This has been the most […]

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Global recognition for Bihar’s Husk Power Project

In one of my earlier post I had mentioned about the classic example of grass root innovation by Manoj Sinha who was featured on NYT for his unique contribution of coming up with Husk power system for transforming rural power generation. Husk Power Systems won first place in 2008 in the University of Virginia business […]

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Power Generation for Rural Bihar

Grass root innovation is gaining considerable momentum in Bihar. We have yet another success story of Manoj Sinha who has been recently featured on NYT for his unique contribution of coming up with Husk power system for transforming rural power generation. Husk Power Systems won first place in 2008 in the University of Virginia business […]

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Bihar’s Transformation Journey

Bihar is witnessing a slow and steady transformation these days and the heroes of this journey are its often ignored human capital. We have so many success stories today which have been path breaking and also been augmenting incremental change in the social landscape of Bihar. These stories are definite signs of Bihar’s turnaround story. […]

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Community Radio Project in Bihar Schools

The community radio project in Bihar is all set to get started. Schools will soon double up as broadcasting stations in Bihar where the government has proposed a community radio project for which 11 high schools of Patna and Nalanda have been selected. The aim is to disseminate information on government and other socially useful […]

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