Author Archives: Dr. Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani

Children of a Lesser God: The Need to Mainstream the Specially Abled

According to the Indian National Sample Survey (NSS-58th Round) carried out between July December 2002, the number of disabled persons in India was 18.49 million .They formed about 1.8 percent of the total estimated population. About 10.63 per cent of … Continue reading

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Does India Really Need a Women-centric Bank?

With plenty of banks and microfinance services already available, does India’s new bank have the right strategy to empower poor and rural women? Appended is the link to my article which was recently featured in the Policy Innovations Magazine published … Continue reading

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The Execution of Financial Inclusion- Oh What a Confusion !

( Picture  : Taken by the author during a research visit in the slums of Pune city)   Financial Inclusion generally gets a fresh lease around elections, When the mango person becomes the cynosure of a lot of attention   … Continue reading

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Sustainable rural livelihood security in the backward Districts of Maharashtra  The research paper authored by Raji Ajwani Ramchandani & Ms. Preeti Karmarkar has just been published by ScienceDirect.Com The paper covers the BAIF led NAIP (Component 3 ) sub project … Continue reading

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Forging India’s New CSR Mandate This article critiques the CSR Bill which has been introduced recently as an ammendment  to  the Companies Act. This was published in the latest issue of the ‘Policy Innovations’ magazine which is published by the … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Child : A Poem

In a world of many, much and more We seemed to have lost the things that matter most The beauty of the rising sun and wind And the purity of the water we drink We want fast cars, quick sales … Continue reading

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Standing Tall : Overcoming Challenges with the support of community based microfinance( Self Help Groups)

Manisha has a sunny smile and a spunky attitude. Although she is differently abled its something that she has accepted and taken in her stride. ” Nobody wants to marry me because of my back issue” she says but she … Continue reading

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