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The next million app developers coming from Rural India! Here’s How!

India – the world’s IT hub, has lesser developers than USA – a country that is 1/3rd of our size India has just 2.75 million developers versus 3.5 million in the USA. (Source : ComputerWorld) Viewed in context of the population base, this is a miniscule figure, especially for a country that functions as an IT hub for the world. Though [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: Digital Inclusion, Technology|0 Comments

And you thought; India cannot produce a Software product!

You have heard of many Indian IT companies that are global brand names – Infosys, Wipro and TCS, to name a few.  India is well established on the global map as the largest destination for IT industry, accounting for a whopping 60% of a market valued at USD 130 billion (Source : India Brand Equity Foundation). Now, think of branded [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Digital India: On the path to failure or success?

Digital India is the flagship program of the Indian government to use the transformatory power of digital technology to empower India and build a knowledge economy. Launched in 2015, the program hinges on connecting every Indian citizen to e-governance and basic services through the digital medium, providing all information that is needed at one’s fingertips. This is the path to [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Digital Inclusion|Tags: , |0 Comments

Digital Inclusion and the Dairy Farmer – mobile technology for social development

I am sure many of you look forward to beginning your day with a piping hot cup of coffee or tea. But did you give some thought to where the milk in your tea or coffee came from? If you buy directly from a local tabela (dairy) the answer is easy. If you buy packet milk, then chances are, your [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Digital Inclusion|0 Comments

Making India a Cashless Economy is now a reality

One of the issues we have all experienced first hand after the demonetization of high-value currency is that certain segments of the population struggle more than others in a cashless scenario. Small traders do not accept plastic – poor people do not have bank accounts or do not use them much – rural India requires credit but lacks credit cards. [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: Banking, Technology|0 Comments

Made In India – in 22 languages

Just last week the Indian government made an announcement mandating support for Indian language on all phones sold in India from July 2017 onwards. Any mobile phone (smartphone or feature phone) sold in India after this date will have to support display of content in all 22 official Indian languages and provide input capability in at least 3 languages – [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Digital Inclusion, Technology|0 Comments