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Aiming for a higher realty standard in India

2018-12-04T11:02:05+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Wealth, Year|

Muninder Seeru is managing director of G:Corp Developers Pvt Ltd, which has a range oflarge projects and over 3 million square feet of residential, commercial and retail in India to its credit. As someone with over 23 years’ experience in the real estate Industry and expertise in complex deal structuring, he uses his unique vantage point to analyse India’s new Real Estate Bill for ‘India Investment Journal’. What would you classify as the highlights of the Real Estate Bill? The [...]

A tech provider’s journey with Digital India

2018-12-04T11:08:58+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

Lyn Duncan, chief Executive and co-founder of cloudBuy plc, takes a journey down memory lane to trace the explosion in the Indian ecommerce sector and what it has meant for their model aimed at helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs). How has cloudBuy grown in India since its launch? We opened our first Indian office in Jodhpur almost four years ago in 2012, originally to act as a back office for design and development but also to test the appetite [...]

Easier for Global Indians to buy property in India

2018-12-04T10:45:45+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Wealth, Year|

The over 1.5 million Global Indians in the UK are among the most prolific investors in India’s real estate space. Srividya Rajan, General Manager, Corporate Sales & Brand Engagement, Sumansa Exhibitions, gives some key pointers on investing in India to coincide with the annual Indian Property Show in London in April 2016. Cities to invest in In terms of the most preferred city, according to a study conducted by Sumansa Exhibitions, Mumbai has topped the charts followed by Delhi, Bangalore, [...]

Big data can transform India’s life sciences sector

2020-03-06T11:08:23+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

Genomics 3.0 has the potential to put India at forefront of precision medicine and personalised cancer treatment. Moves to see how healthcare for global Indians can be enhanced by understanding the unique genetic signature of Indians holds the key. Earlier this year, I wrote a piece on how technology and knowledge were the key to delivering rural healthcare. One of the areas in which technology and big data is going play an important part in India is in genomics, and [...]

Swachh Bharat Mission brings a sense of urgency

2018-12-04T10:48:39+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Year|

The United Nations (UN) estimated that 2.5 billion people in the world lack access to adequate sanitation of whom 526 million defecate in the open. Chris Williams from the UN’s Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) gives us the India perspective on funding models that tie in with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. What are some key WSSCC milestones in India? WSSCC has had a long and deep connection with India since the meeting 25 years ago in New Delhi, [...]

Moving India towards a Zero Waste model

2018-12-04T10:49:14+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Year|

The founder-member of Saahas ZeroWaste start-up gives her insights into how their business model is revolutionising waste management and recycling in India and why the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan needs a more wider focus. Indian citizens are catching on to the Saahas Zero Waste model. In cities like Bangalore there is also a good eco-system for zero waste systems. Our Municipal Corporation now has a bulk waste policy which makes it mandatory for all entities generating more than 50kg of waste [...]

Making waste pay the Indian way

2018-12-04T10:51:27+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Year|

Pom Pom is cashing in on a very traditional Indian concept of ‘kabadi’ or selling your waste for money. As a concept deeply rooted in the Indian ethos, it has found an easy fit with the Clean India programme. The idea of individuals selling their waste and making money out of it has always existed in India, and many developing countries for that matter. Even if the individual household doesn’t directly recycle, there is an informal system running at the [...]

A tech solution to the waste problem

2018-12-04T10:52:28+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Year|

EnCashea is a company that leverages technology to find everyday solutions to the problem of waste management. We explore with its co-founder if the concept has a resonance with the traditional Indian outlook towards recycling. Leveraging the existing kabadiwala (waste/scrap collector) network to build a scalable and socially-responsible enterprise sounds like a great idea. However, from our initial experience in trying to implement such a model, we realised that maintaining a high service quality isn't possible with such a model. [...]

Let cleanliness prevail in the backyard of our Swaraj

2018-12-04T11:02:31+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Year|

The Adani Group has interests across agriculture, logistics and energy around the world. The Ahmedabad-headquartered conglomerate filters through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) with an environmentally friendly approach through the Adani Foundation. As I pen down this piece, it evokes me to tread a little back to the 1990s when the writings of Mahatma Gandhi on cleanliness, health and hygiene, were reproduced and hugely circulated post the unfortunate outbreak of plague in Surat, Gujarat. Only for the reason that we [...]

A marketplace for clean, green energy

2018-12-04T10:56:36+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Solar India, Year|

Clickpower.in, an initiative of REConnect Energy, describes itself as a vision to help every electricity consumer in India source cheaper and cleaner power while simultaneously helping renewable energy generators discover larger consumer markets through a web-based marketplace. Its founder lays out the stage for his renewable energy agenda. REConnect Energy is India's largest renewable energy (RE) services and sourcing firm. Between renewable energy credits (REC) and forecasting and scheduling of wind/solar power (F&S), the firm is serving about 13,000 MW [...]