Ashoka Globalizer Fellows - Bangalore 2013

Country: India
Field of Work: Economic Development

Ved Arya’s new model for rural development relies on collaboration between government, citizen organizations, donor agencies, and private businesses. His hybrid organization works both as a consulting firm and a grassroots development agency.

Country: India
Field of Work: Economic Development

Pranjal Baruah is organizing farmers in Assam around mushroom cultivation. He puts farmers in control of their produce through his land-to-lab strategies and training and support for "mushroom entrepreneurs." In addition to creating new livelihood opportunities for thousands of unemployed youth and landless families in...

Country: India
Field of Work: Health

In 1992 Indu Capoor started Centre for Health Education Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA) in Ahmedabad. CHETNA works to promote the health, rights and empowerment of women, girls, children, youth and rural women, children and youth.

Country: India
Field of Work: Economic Development

Kaushlendra is overhauling the vegetable supply chain at both ends – production and sales.  Starting in the state of Bihar with plans to spread throughout the country, he has created a system in which small-scale farmers who are getting fair prices and organized into producer groups supply directly to local...

Country: India
Field of Work: Economic Development

In India, where approximately 80 percent of farmers work on a small or marginal scale, traditional cropping patterns have proven to be low-yield and risk-intensive while also depleting soil nutrition. Shashank Kumar is helping farmers get away from these antiquated practices through low cost and market-driven...

Country: India
Field of Work: Economic Development

Krishna Mishra is changing Indian farmer’s quality of life by turning farming into a modern profitable livelihood opportunity. Seeing farmers as entrepreneurs who are operating in complex systems and are exposed to various risks—financial, institutional, market, and household—Mishra has built a personalized portfolio...

Country: India
Field of Work: Health

Bibhu Kalyan Mohanty is establishing an industry with small farmers, healers and government to create a healthy and sustainable industry of Indian natural herbal and plant-based medicine and remedies. The “Healing Heritage Producers Company” owned by local producers, organic farmers, medicinal plant collectors, and...

Country: India
Field of Work: Economic Development

Muthu Velayutham orchestrates a diverse, integrated suite of development programs in rural India that enable poor communities to build wealth through coordinated business ventures and the stewardship of natural resources.