Kshiti / Earth
We live on mother earth and keep exploiting it to earn our livelihood in different ways; changing its form and orientation from one to another, thereby affecting the original balance.
The maximum damage is by us, the human beings have been caused to this element of nature through consistent cutting of trees, destruction of forests containing precious herbs and medicinal plants, altering the flow of rivers and sea by creating different obstructions like dam, bridges and reclamation areas.
The urbanisation of areas results in putting more pressure in some areas and leaving some other unexploited. Our initiatives would be focussed on bridging this urban rural divide and making available the same resources in rural centres as present in the urban to stop transition of talent from rural to urban centres.
The existing pressure on different urban centres would be reduced through the following initiatives:-
Education system of the country was developed long back and has transformed significantly with the passage of time. Today we have different systems
and methods of studies beginning with the elementary and middle education which is imparted in gurukuls, madarsaas, municipal and international schools to the secondary and higher secondary levels in form of various state boards, the, Central board called CBSE and the International Board called ICSE. Similarly at Graduation and Post-Graduation levels there are various courses offered by different domestic and internationaluniversities and institutions based on different standards.
Which of these systems is better, which one serves the purpose in right manner or which one is optimum for a country like India is a highly debatable issue and thus without commenting or going in to the grading of it, we are working to launch a unique meaningful and value based education system called Smart Education.
Smart Mobility is aimed at providing smart and economical transport and commuting solutions to the human beings. Smart Grid's team from Japan through their long experience and extensive research has pioneered this field by becoming a technology leader in field of efficient motor controllers for two and three wheeled electric vehicles and offered it to the corporations in China. The team for future has recently launched their four wheeled environment friendly vehicles in their existing markets and we are in process to bring these to India for comfortable hassle free economical city commuting.
The Intelligent Transport Management Solutions (ITMS) offered by SGPL's Japanese &Korean partners is one of the largest and most advanced ITMS solutions in the world and we are trying to take these solutions to developing markets like India& Africa for benefit of its residents.
We live in a country where 355 million people representing 29.8% of the total population for the year 2009-10 fall in the below poverty line (BPL) category. The figures based on daily per capital consumption of Rs 28.65 in cities and Rs 22.42 in rural areas as per Tendulkar methodology for poverty line estimation presents a very gloomy picture for the country.
According to Robert L. Hardgrave Jr. and Stanley Kochanek in a chapter titled ‘India’s emerging social structure’ of their book India: government and politics in a developing nation, around 58% [36% in BPL category and 22% just above poverty line] population fall in destitute category. Remaining 42% are divided into small 2.5% upper class, upper middle class of 4%, middle class of 10% and lower middle class of 26%. These figures indicate that around 84% of the population falls under the income bracket which is not able to meet even their basic necessities like food, water, clothing and shelter etc.
This initiative is aimed at devising and implementing an innovative structure with the help of which the healthcare facilities could be made available to all citizens of a particular geographic area in which this program is implemented. The initiative requires strong support from the Government and various public and private sector undertakings working in healthcare, pharma and insurance sectors. It’s a herculean task to develop such a structure ,but the experiences gained during volunteering assignments with NGO's like Impact India Foundation and fund raising & strategic consulting assignments of small and large Hospital Chains and Pharmaceutical Corporations act as a good motivator and guiding tool.