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In the Developing world, ‘disruption is creation, not destruction’

An interesting article in the DNA by Pranjal Sharma on the meaning of disruption in the developing world, the transformative changes taking place through technology-led disruptions in Asia and Africa, and his other takeaways from the 47th edition of the St Gallen Symposium. As Pranjal succinctly points out, “In these developing regions, disruption is creation, […]

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Precision Agriculture : The way forward

In order to address the growing demand in food combined with increasingly erratic climate , Indian agriculture will need to embrace technology-enabled practices like precision agriculture that improve productivity, crop management and decision-making of the food producers. India’s population is expected to reach 1.7 billion people by 2050 growing by over 35% from today 1. […]

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Can ‘frugal’ technology address India’s healthcare needs?

Despite significant economic progress, India’s persistently poor performance when it comes to its health indicators has resulted in a push in recent years towards ‘frugal’ healthcare solutions in terms of products as well as processes. Issues of affordability in private healthcare, the poor quality of public alternatives, accessibility, and a dearth of trained professionals continue […]

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