Asphalt to Vodafone Transform Rural India as Ox-Cart Era Fades : News Photo

Asphalt to Vodafone Transform Rural India as Ox-Cart Era Fades

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A man uses his mobile phone at a store on Dahanu Road in Kainad, Maharashtra, India, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. The construction of 600,000 kilometers (373,000 miles) of country roads, addition of 327 million rural phone connections and a rise in literacy to record levels since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took office in 2004 has helped double the growth rate of Indias food output. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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A man uses his mobile phone at a store on Dahanu Road in Kainad, Maharashtra, India, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. The construction of 600,000 kilometers (373,000 miles) of country roads, addition of 327 million rural phone connections and a rise in literacy to record levels since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took office in 2004 has helped double the growth rate of Indias food output. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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A man uses his mobile phone at a store on Dahanu Road in Kainad... News Photo 459790753Adult,Asia,Asian,Communication,Economy,Environment,Horizontal,India,Indian,Indian Subcontinent,Indian Subcontinent Ethnicity,Maharashtra,Men,Mobile Phone,Rural Scene,Store,Telecommunications Equipment,Telephone,Village,Wireless TechnologyPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergA man uses his mobile phone at a store on Dahanu Road in Kainad, Maharashtra, India, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. The construction of 600,000 kilometers (373,000 miles) of country roads, addition of 327 million rural phone connections and a rise in literacy to record levels since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took office in 2004 has helped double the growth rate of Indias food output. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg via Getty Images