In India, Karuturi is being accused of sexual harassment while in Africa his struggling flower business in Kenya and Ethiopia has withered – first over tax arrears and debts and later over land deals gone wrong.
The scheme financed by India's Exim Bank was to see the cultivation of some 14,100 acres of sugar cane but delays in the release of funds for the growing of the sugar cane has turned the plant into a white elephant.
India’s programme to compensate for the destruction of forests for development projects is routinely setting up monoculture tree plantations on community commons. Women, who are mostly affected, are at the centre of its resistance.
Park Agrotech, which is part of the Skylark Group, has established a poultry farm, feed mill and a fruits, vegetables and cereals farm on 4,000 acres of land at Lake Volta in the Eastern Region of Ghana.