India’s Critical Resources: Perspective for Cement Industry

The Indian economy appears to be robust while facing global headwinds of runway commodity prices led by oil and natural gas. Notwithstanding these pricing pressures, it is expected to be the world’s fastest-growing economy. The sustainable growth of our economy will require massive upgradation of housing, health, transport, and energy …

Towards a Roadmap for a Circular Plastics Economy

Among the greatest boons that science has bestowed upon humanity, it would be difficult to deny one of the highest ranks to the polymeric materials we call plastics. In every sphere of human activity – from the individual household to the industrial factory, from health and hygiene to materials and …

Sam-Udyam: Equity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship

As a nation, we have not achieved as much as might have been possible over the last two to three decades, in terms of making the Indian economy more inclusive, equitable, and resilient. While we appreciate the great work often done heroically in the past by several organisations and individuals, …

Greening India’s Growth through Alternative Technologies

India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. It has reached a growth of 5.4% during the third quarter of 2021-22 as compared to China’s 4.9% (NSO, 2022; EFE, 2021). This comes after a worldwide slowdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The worst seems over, and the economy …

A New Empowerment Story – Just Ask Women

Women create value from very little, wearing multiple identities, veiled behind layers of generational barriers. Yet, their innate strengths and entrepreneurial abilities remain hidden, making them invisible and undervalued by a complex, unequal socio-economic system. For most women in the workforce, work is mainly part of the unregulated informal economy. …