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Skilling them for success

Rutam Vora

Late last year, the Narendra Modi Government announced 12 brand ambassadors of Industrial Training Institutes. Alumni of these government-run institutes, they have scripted 12 unlikely success stories. BusinessLine profiles four of them, including Sardarsinh Ladhubha Jadeja, who took inspiration from Gandhiji's charkha »

The machinist

From 40p to Rs35 crore: A Gopalakrishnan, Chief Executive, Unity Overseas, Tirupur, which trades in imported textile machinery. - K ANANTHAN

LN Revathy

A Gopalakrishnan’s passion for machines grew into a business »

‘Students, parents yet to absorb the importance of vocational skills’

S Ramadorai, Chairman, National Skill Development Corporation

Adith Charlie

Worried about fixing a leaking pipe, or need to repair the bookshelf? Now imagine if there... »

A tech-savvy entrepreneur

Taking risks: Nagendra Rao at his plant in Mysuru

Anil Urs

Nagendra Rao’s printed circuit board business is path-breaking »

Businessman by chance

Books to machines: Sanjay Aggarwal, Promoter, JMD Polymers Pvt Ltd, at Paonta Sahib in Himachal Pradesh. - RAMESH SHARMA

Debabrata Das

Sanjay Aggarwal’s first love was teaching. But he changed gears easily »

Features

Financial inclusion

The urban hurdle

Meera Siva

Why do the poor in cities remain intimidated by banks? Meera Siva reports »

Features

Helping hand A woman signs to receive loan from a microfinance company
executive in Sadasivpet, Telangana. While they have had an impact, MFIs are
hampered by their inability to accept deposits

Turning small could be the big move for MFIs

G NAGA SRIDHAR

With the Government stepping on the pedal to make the country financially empowered, the role of... »

Features

For a future Canara Bank's microfinance branch in Madurai. Much of
financial inclusion's focus is on women, who are the most unbanked

Cracking the rural code

Radhika Merwin

Serving the hinterland is a costly affair, but some banks are beginning to see their efforts show results »
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Features

Diptiman Sengupta, Convenor of BBEECC. - ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY

Diptiman: His people’s voice

The activist used his marketing skills to push the enclaves' cause »

Features

NOTHING OFFICIAL ABOUT IT: With no administration, NGOs provide basic amenities like this school in Paoturkuthi, a Bangladeshi enclave in
Cooch Behar. - ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY

No Man’s Land

The boundary agreement will regularise holdings. But a few are worried »

Features

LIFELONG WAIT:104 year-old Azgar Ali is one of the oldest residents of the Madhya Masaldanga enclave. For nearly 70 of those years, he has lived without a country

Searching for an identity

Pratim Ranjan Bose

With India-Bangladesh land pact set to be ratified, 51,549 people will get a home. But will the wounds heal? Pratim Ranjan Bose reports »
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