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April 20, 2009

Weekend Reading: 19 April, 2009

Filed under: Agriculture,Basic Questions,Entrepreneurship,Environment — Prashant @ 7:04 am

Social entrepreneurship inching forward in India, albeit slowly and fitfully : India’s Spirit Of Business Booming

Hygiene doesn’t make it too often to the media. However, as anyone who’s spent more than 24 hrs in India knows, the lack of adequate toilets is a huge, huge issue.

Two links on that subject: Bloomberg – India Failing to Control Open Defecation Blunts Nation’s Growth and a more rigorous analysis from Nimai Mehta -The Preference Bias in Sanitation: Explaining Failures in Public Provision

1 Comment »

  1. I would like to add another link on the subject of social entrepreneurship:

    http://dont-forget-your-passport.blogspot.com/2009/04/give-them-chance-not-charity-baba-amte.html

    The article below talks about Baba Amte’s Anandwan. Interestingly, Dr. Vikas Amte (son of late Baba Amte) is so proud of the clean public toilets at Anandwan (which he sometimes himself cleans) that he has on many occassions shown some VIP dignitaries the toilets at Anandwan!

    Comment by Neeraj — May 8, 2009 @ 6:40 am

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