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Seven Blind Men and the Elephant - ICT and e-Governance in India

It is said the story of seven blind men and the elephant originated in India, and there are several versions, with only six men in some. Over time, the story evinced global interest and has often been used as a metaphor, but the concluding...


Growth & Finance Charting the way forward

It is not often that the country’s leading economists and think tanks gather on a platform to discuss the policy and structural changes that India has witnessed since the 1990s and take a look at the way forward...


Banks Flout RBI Direction on Financial Inclusion

After 63 years of Independence and 41 years of bank nationalisation, financial inclusion is being considered a priority, which needs to be carried out with urgency...


Financial Inclusion An Overview

As on March 2010, there were 83,997 branches of scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) out of which 32,289 (37 per cent) branches were in the rural areas (with population up to 9,999), 20,358 branches (24 per cent) in semi-urban areas (with population of from...


Financial Deepening and Equitable Growth : The Disappearing Mirage

Access to finance at the grassroots level, particularly to the disadvantaged sections of society, continues to remain a mirage despite being on top of government’s...


Future of Markets : Competition to Drive Regulation, Licensing

Access to finance at the grassroots level, particularly to the disadvantaged sections of society, continues to remain a mirage despite being on top of government’s agenda for equitable growth. This is even as growth in financial intermediation appears...


Project Prakash : Light at the Start of the Tunnel

It is not often that a municipal corporation, a software and hardware institution and the CSR (corporate social responsibility) arm of a leading infrastructure development and finance company join hands to look at something as basic as good education...


Touching Lives in More Ways than One

From being the largest PC manufacturer in the country, developing flight management systems for close to a dozen countries, designing medical implantable devices for pain relief and products for e-governance and financial inclusion to promoting e-procurement...

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