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WORLD CLASS. FROM INDIA.Spark the Rise is a platform for innovators and entrepreneurs with path-breaking ideas. Here you will find funding, incubation, and resources to help you realize your dream. Check out the programs to learn how you can be a part of India's innovation revolutionAnkur Capital is a social venture fund that invests in start-up businesses (1-3 years of on ground-ope

Rajasthan district aims to become cleanest

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Three years ago, Churu, a town of 1.2 lakh people in the Thar desert, was ranked India’s dirtiest city by the Planning Commission. Two years ago, the overall district had over 40% households with no toilet of their own. Today, the district is close to its goal of becoming open defecation-free, a distinction few districts in north India have achieved.As the evidence mounts that open defeca

No One Should Be Thirsty

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Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, 5,000 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and Bi