Grantees List

The list of 20 award grantees for 2013 INDIA DM are as follows:

Name of the organisation Name of the Project Target States
Rang De Rang De Madhya Pradesh
Operation ASHA Implementing eCompliance in Jharkhand’s Tribal Regions to treat and prevent normal tuberculosis and turn the tap off on Multi-Drug Resistant TB. Jharkhand
SMV WHEELS PVT. LTD APNA RICKSHAW Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh
Under The Mango Tree Society Replicating Bees for Poverty Reduction in Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh
Dimagi Social Innovations Replication and Scale-Up of CommCare in Jharkhand Jharkhand
BILT TREE TECH LTD Changing Lives of Tribal Farmers of Chattisgarh through sustainable Agro Forestry Chhattisgarh
ACCESS Development Services UDAAN (MP) – A Rural Productivity Hub for small and marginal farmers in Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh
Micro Insrance Academy Facilitating self-reliant community based health insurance schemes of and for low income communities in remote regions of India. Chhattisgarh
Kherwadi Social Welfare Association Reaching 1 million youth – tackling the unemployment problem Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh
Waterlife India Community Water Systems in Jharkhand and Orissa Jharkhand
Alternative for India Development Women led pathway for change through SHG run kiosk banking and financial services for women, Jharkhand Jharkhand
Agastya International Foundation Agastya Science Center & Mobile Science Lab to facilitate hands on education Madhya Pradesh
Real Medicine Foundation Eradicate Malnutrition Program Madhya Pradesh
Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) Amrit Krishi: Reducing the cost of cultivation at mass scale Madhya Pradesh
Vigyan Ashram ( part of Indian Institute of Education) Human Powered Generator + Solar hybrid lighting and laptop charging system Chhattisgarh
South Vihar Welfare Society for Tribal Combat Trafficking & Empowerment of Adolescent girls with improvement of Health status Jharkhand
Embrace Innovations Deployment of Embrace infant warmers in low-resource government hospitals in Jharkand and measurement of impact Jharkhand
iMerit Technology Services IT-based Livelihoods for Empowerment of Marginalized Women in Jharkhand Jharkhand
Vrutti Agriculture Enterprise Facilitation Centre – Achieving Accelerated Growth in Agriculture and Incomes of Small holders, through a Social Enterprise Chhattisgarh
ESAF Replicating and Scaling Up MicroEnergy Credits Program Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh

Case Studies


Envisaged as a bridge between artisans and consumers, Rangsutra works with small producer groups based in remote villages and towns in around 9 locations across the Indian states of Rajasthan, Uttaranchal and Assam. It strengthens economic security in vulnerable communities by empowering members to create top quality hand made products which are then sourced and marketed to urban consumers through leading retailers.

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    In the last 3 years we have trained and placed 10,000 people [in jobs]. In this World Bank sponsored project we are trying to train and place 10,000 people in Bihar alone.
    Nishant Saxena, CEO Elements Akademia Pvt. Ltd.
    We are looking at this money more as in investment in infrastructure development as well as human resource development. We believe that the results of this will be seen very soon.
    Sumita Ghose, Managing Director, Rangsutra Crafts India Ltd.
    As far as scale is concerned, we have understood that a lot of capacity building is required for that. Resourcing and networking [with] other agencies is also important.
    Prabitra Mishra, Programme Director, Adhikar
    DM is the definitely feels good. It has taken a lot of thought process as to how we take reliable lighting sources to Bihar...Winning DM matters a lot...the financial support will help us to build infrastructure, develop capacity of people to implement the program [of providing quality lighting to the poor] properly in Bihar.
    Prasanta Biswal, Sr. Manager – Mission Projects, Selco Solar Lights (P) Ltd.
    Basically a start-up needs to use the grant for the costs of capacity building of community, mobilization etc. Then there is the technical, research and development cost for doing the innovation part. The third necessity is providing the market linkage to the producer groups. These are the 3 core things that social entrepreneurs [look for] and for these, funds are not available. This will be the greatest benefit of the DM.
    Ravi Chandra, Managing Trustee, Bihar Development Trust
    Through DM we have proposed to scale it up to different areas covering another 44,000 households where we can monitor the social security scheme. I am definitely thrilled and excited because this money will [make] us think in a different way, to upgrade our technology, our HR and streamlining our processes from a certain level to a different level. We need to build our capacity through DM.
    Mansingh Durga Prasad Nayak, Programme Director, (WOSCA)
    We feel honoured, we are a young enterprise and being recognized by an institution like World Bank is a great feeling. We are pretty enthused to move ahead in a comparatively faster manner...we are looking forward to the coming 24 months when we are going to get various kind of inputs.
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