Mobile tech eases micro-credit
An open-source application developed by Ekgaon Technologies Pvt Ltd has eased access to micro-credit in rural areas and significantly brought down the cost of transactions.
“Financial inclusion is the key to sustaining the nation’s growth story,” says Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, CEO of Ekgaon Technologies. The company is all set to launch several innovations this year in a bid to address the challenges posed to the microfinance industry under India’s restrictive banking regime.
Supply Chain Management Solutions in India
“This mobile management information tool is the equivalent of an enterprise resource planning software for small companies. Requiring only basic mobile phones and an SMS platform to work, it has the potential to unlock huge efficiency gains for small supply chains and transform rural economies.”
- Anant Nautiyal, Mobile Technology Programme Director, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Ekgaon: Mobile Banking Software
Mobile Technologien eröffnen Menschen mit geringem Grundeinkommen in ländlichen Gegenden neue Möglichkeiten, ihr Geld zu verwalten. Bisher waren für sie Bankgeschäfte kaum möglich und wenn, dann langwierig, umständlich und teuer, denn die schlechte Infrastruktur verursachte hohe Transaktionskosten. In Indien hat daher mehr als 60 Prozent der Bevölkerung auf dem Land kein Bankkonto.
Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, CEO, ekgaon is Civil Society Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar - Social Entrepreneur, 2012 - 13
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Reaping More From Small
Of all assets, land has had a most intimate connection with a household for long; be it for habitation, food or livelihood, the relationship has grown stronger. Farmer's relationship with land has long being celebrated and treasured in Indian society. Farmer remains the largest segment of workforce Over 70% are largely selfemployed while providing food security to over 1.2 bn people in India. However, in the new millennium with an increasing globalised market place, the intimate connection with the land, a giver of "food" is transforming into giver of "income". It is transformation driven by global economic forces which is having systematic and far reaching impact farms and small farmers.
Technology for Rural Development
India is facing gigantic challenges being a young nation and in creating useful occupation for the increasingly educated unemployed young population. Our support institutions and policy makers views are archaic; particularly so in agriculture which remains the largest employer particularly for the majority of population still living in villages.
Creating happiness: Ekgaon ka CEO
Ekgaon describes itself as having ‘a different model of success. For us the true value of our achievement is not in the amount of money we make, but in the extent to which we make the world a better place to live’. Ekgaon has won a swag of awards, including one from NASSCOM, and specializes in developing technologies and IT systems to meet the needs of developing communities.
Ekgaon – New Delhi, India
On the 3rd March, we met and shot our first entrepreneur Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya. ?Meeting was taken at 2 p.m. in Ekgaon’s Delhi office in Kalkaji District. A bit busy at 2, Vijay asked us if we minded to come back at 3, which gave us the time to walk around and to get food in a kind of street Cantine…?Back at 3, the interview started and lasted a long hour !
Ekgaon, bridging I.T. and Indian farmers through the cloud
Ekgaon has launched a farm advisory package three years ago that consists in customizing information that will be useful to the farmer in his day to day activity. For example, Ekgaon provides information (vocal or text) on when is the best time to plant crops, how to mix pesticides and fertilizers…
And the magic of this offer is that it is adapted to the customer’s type of soil: Ekgaon uses the cloud coumputing system to tailor its advice to specific soil, crop and weather condition.
Ekgaon’s target is to have 15 million in five years. Easy. The service costs approximately 5 dollars a year and more and more farmers seem ready to pay for it, as it enables them to reduce their costs and be more efficiet in their farming activities.