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pankaj agarwal
Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Pankaj Agarwal is a dual degree student fromBITS Pilani Goa Campus. In March 2010, he was one of the 300 student participants selected from all over the world to attend 13th World Business Dialogue held at University of Cologne, Germany.He is also a selectedStartingBloccandidate and is looking forward to attend the Institute for Social Innovation next year.This summer he will start his six months internship at JP Morgan Bangalore.

Finance, social investment, sustainable business, cross sectoral collaboration are his primary interests.

He maintains his own personal blog hereand can be contacted at bits.pankaj@gmail.com

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    India’s Unique ID Project – Implications for Micropayment

    The Unique Identification Number (UID), which identifies individuals uniquely on the basis of demographic information and biometrics, will allow individuals to establish their identity with agencies across the country. It provides a renewed approach towards financial inclusion by integrating various reforms addressing the core issue.

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    An Alternative Urban Vision for India – Affordable Housing

    I recently attended the First Habitat Summit, a joint initiative by India Habitat Centre and Urban Habitats Forum. There were some of the discussions which I feel qualify as a good read for the BoP community. One of them was on the topic of Affordable Housing. This engaging session was chaired by Ashish Karamchandani from Monitor Group...

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    Financial Inclusion in India: Interview with Anurag Gupta from A Little World

    Financial inclusion has long been a challenge in India, where bank transactions are mainly urban based and people living in rural areas rarely even have a bank account. Financial inclusion is the delivery of banking services at affordable costs to vast sections of disadvantaged and low-income groups.

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    Incubating Clean Energy Technologies for the BoP

    Yet, there I was, waiting in front of an office building on a deserted Mumbai street, when the cab pulled up to take me to ARTI (the Appropriate Rural Technology Institute), a registered scientific society established to develop and transfer innovative, sustainable technologies to rural people for income generation...

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