HarVa

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HarVa
Not For Profit Organization
Industry Rural Business process outsourcing
Founded 2008
Headquarters Gurgaon, India
Key people
Ajay Chaturvedi (Founder)
Number of employees
500

HarVa is an Indian Business process outsourcing Organization. [1] It is the first NPO set up in rural India which employs only women.[2] It also has a division, Community Based Farming & Waste Management, which trains men in latest farming techniques.

History[edit]

HarVa brainchild of entrepreneur Ajay Chaturvedi, an engineer from BITS Pilani and alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The company started its operations in March 2010 in Tikli Akilampur village, a few km from Gurgaon, Haryana. Shailesh Giri, BITS Pilani alumni is the Chief Operations Officer, looks after Haryana & Rajasthan Branch.

Recently, HarVa acquired SourcePilani, India's one of the first rural BPO.Manoj Vasudevan,(former CEO SourcePilani) serves as Vice President on the HarVa Board.

Company[edit]

HarVa means Green for the villages and stands for Harnessing Value of rural India. The company has hired about 500 rural women and started training them, and deployed about 50 women on its first project.

The company plans to provide employment to 5,000 women across Haryana and Bihar by 2014.

References[edit]

50 Most Innovative Companies in India

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