Telangana Launches India’s First Social Innovation Hub in Nizamabad

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Telangana government has launched India’s first social innovation centre — The ‘Kakatiya Hub For Social Innovation’ in Nizamabad on Sunday.

Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan made this announcement at the one-day Development Dialogue, an international social entrepreneurship ecosystem conference hosted by Kakatiya Sandbox.

Jayesh Ranjan said the ‘Kakatiya Hub For Social Innovation’ funded by the Telangana government and implemented through Kakatiya Sandbox will function like a rural incubator to encourage entrepreneurship at the grassroots level.

He said, “There are a large number of problems to be solved in rural areas and the people who are familiar with them should be in the best position to solve the problems. However, rural entrepreneurs need a structured guidance and an incubator is the best way of providing a necessary ecosystem and support to them.”

Source: Business Line (link opens in a new window)

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