Almost 70% of Marginal Farmers Supplement Income With Non-Farm Activities: DIU Report

A recent study conducted by the Development Intelligence Unit of the Transforming Rural India Foundation and Sambodhi reveals that nearly 70% of marginal farmers in 20 Indian states engage in non-farm activities to supplement their agricultural income. The study surveyed over 6,000 marginal farmer households and found that 78% of farmers are involved in daily […]

Development Intelligence Unit Announces Data for Policy Fellowship

The Development Intelligence Unit (DIU) has launched its first in-country Data for Policy fellowship program, aimed at early-career researchers and data scientists interested in public policy. This two-year fellowship offers a monthly stipend of Rs. 60,000 and provides an opportunity to work at the intersection of data science and public policy within Indian government offices. […]

Around 44% of youth in rural areas aspire to run a business: DIU Report

A survey conducted by the Development Intelligence Unit (DIU) and the Development Alternatives (DA) revealed that approximately 44% of young adults in rural India aspire to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses. The study also found that nearly 90% of rural businesses are led by first-generation entrepreneurs who preferred to start on their own. […]