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Anil Rajvanshi Discusses How Technology Can Help Life of Rural Poor

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  • Date Added : 3/22/2007
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Anil Rajvanshi

  • Director, Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • male
  • Asian
  • 1950 (Age: 71 years old)
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
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Biography

Anil K Rajvanshi has been the director of the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) at Phaltan, Maharashtra, India since 1981. NARI is a private non-profit NGO working in rural India. It does pioneering work in the areas of agriculture, renewable energy, animal husbandry and environmentally sound sustainable development.

Rajvanshi is also the trustee and honorary secretary of NARI. He has concentrated his efforts for last 25 years on how to use modern science and technology to achieve environmentally sound rural development. Rajvanshi's research has spanned a whole spectrum of areas affecting the lives of rural population including cooking and lighting, small power generation, water purification and effluent treatment through the use of renewable energy in environmentally sound way.

Anil Rajvanshi was born and raised in Lucknow, India. After obtaining B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur in early 1970's, Dr. Rajvanshi went to USA to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the University of Florida at Gainesville, U.S.A. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 1979 with specialization in solar energy and then taught at the University of Florida for two and half years before returning to India in 1981 to join NARI.

The bottom up pyramid that C. K. Prahalad talks about... you see this is ... he talks about that they make a lot of business sense, Mohammad Yunus talked about that but I really believe that we should move beyond business and making money out of the poor and that is where I said that the real meanin...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Anil Rajvanshi videos

Video 1 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi Discusses Background of NGO, Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 2 min. 54 sec.
Video 2 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi Shares Amusement At Current Trendiness In Social Entrepreneurship
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 1 min. 31 sec.
Video 3 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi Discusses Initial Marketing Of Liquid Fuels
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 1 min. 36 sec.
Video 4 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi States Rural Areas Have Problems When It Comes To Technology and Financing
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 2 min. 56 sec.
Video 5 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi States Methodology Behind Products In West Can Also Be Used For Low-Cost Rural Products
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 1 min. 9 sec.
Video 6 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi Discusses Disappointment With Tremendous Focus On Consumerism In The West
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 2 min. 45 sec.
Video 7 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi Discusses Challenge of Finding Venture Funding For Rural Development Projects
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 1 min. 53 sec.
Video 8 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi Shares Thoughts on Work Being Done Through NCIIA
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 1 min. 50 sec.
Video 9 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi Discusses Structure of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 1 min. 35 sec.
Video 10 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi Discusses Concept of Micro Financing
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 3 min. 0 sec.
Video 11 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi States Reality That We Are A Global Community Is Biggest Challenge Facing Us
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 2 min. 2 sec.
Video 12 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi Discusses How Technology Can Help Life of Rural Poor
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 2 min. 34 sec.
Video 13 of 13 Anil Rajvanshi Discusses Conflict Between Spirituality and Consumerism
  • Anil Rajvanshi - Interview - Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
  • 3/22/2007
  • Anil Rajvanshi
  • 1 min. 1 sec.

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