Keyword : Rural India

Rural India marks only 2.15% growth in telephone subscription

Despite the Digital India push, the country’s rural section growth in terms of telephone connectivity is picking up at a slow pace. The number of telephone subscribers in rural India has incr

Swachh Bharat Gramin: Bottom five states continue to perform poor after two years

On October 2, 2014, government launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan with much fanfare. Two years after the status of PM Narendra Modi’s flagship programme is yet to yield applauding results, e

Lighting up the Indian kitchens

Seema Devi, a 34-year-old woman, is not much different from other homemakers of her village – Takerson in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh. But ask her about her latest acquisition, and she t

“We have to convince women about benefits of LPG”

Many women in Ballia, UP, say it is difficult for them to collect even a small amount for refilling gas.  We frankly don’t have a clear answer to that. But it is

The really cashless economy

Villages are emptying out, but 67 percent of people still live in rural and semi-rural areas – where there are few banks, where getting to an ATM may take half a day, where many have not seen

Rural India leads growth in mobile internet users

 The number of mobile internet users in India is estimated to reach around 420 million by June 2017, with rural India growing at a much higher rate than urban India. Till December 20



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