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Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  311 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Paperback, 400 pages
Published 2011 by Penguin Books India
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The book talks about PURA ie Providing Urban amenities in Rural Area. It talks about various social entrepreneurs who took a challenge or a task to transform their respective villages and societies. Dr Kalam along with Mr Srijan Pal Singh provides the readers with various steps which could be taken to eradicate poverty in the world by using PURA as a tool for development.

The book starts with taking about the other human kind which has no access to good life and lack basic amenities like portable
Sidharth Vardhan
With all the due respect to the great person who authored the book, I didn't enjoy reading it at all.

The book make a large collection of cases cherry picked to suit its argument. It is full of stats and diagrams about those stats and chapters which are written as if in answer to questions from an Economics exam. In fact, you have studied Economics in college, you would know this book is so much duller than the 'Indian Economy'.

PURA or Providing Urban amenities to Rural Areas is not a new concep
Castro Thangarasu
A visionary's views about strength we are having to help BPL and multidimensional views about different sectors.
Adarsh SB
I must say it sets a Vision for the Future. One important thing i noticed is though the book is focused on existing problems but the proposed solutions are of the future the world will be embracing. I see synchronization between solutions suggested in Target 3 Billion and the latest developments happening in policy domain at International level. For example the book talks about Sustainability and it was written in 2011, however now i can see the whole world is moving towards Sustainable developm ...more
Dennis Dason
Good independence week read....
A good book for aspiring changemakers. The approach seems a little simplistic, but the book does a good job of laying out a model for change. The case studies are interesting and informative.
Dilip Palsaniya
This is a winderful book.
Gives you lot of examples where through collective effort of communities the aim of sustainable development is achieved.
A must read for social entrepreneurs.
Jasan Mathews
Hard to follow, a lot of calculations and mathematics.
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