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Interim budget directly benefits consumption and rural businesses

Prateek Pant The Interim Budget 2019 was cleverly presented laced with populist announcements for salaried & lower middle class and focused attempts on welfare of population at the bottom of the pyramid. A significant concern remains – widening fiscal deficit which will create pressure on inflation & currency thus keeping interest rates at elevated levels. The Indian economy… Read More »

Maasai women bring clean energy to rural villages in Kenya, Tanzania

Beatrice Marpe is a women’s leader in the remote village of Tokoishi, about 62 miles south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The job of a Maasai women’s leader is usually to help solve marital issues, but Marpe, 55, has taken on a new role: solar ambassador. Being a solar power advocate is about more than renewable energy for Marpe;… Read More »