“market” of the villages

 

THE RURAL “MARKET”

Every resident of a village, however poor, is a consumer of goods and services. If these goods and services are manufactured or provided by the villagers, then a network of commercial exchanges will occur. 

These exchanges will generate demands and will localize the incomes and profits. Local, community based, small scale enterprises and industries will emerge to meet (and create) these market demands and supply. These eventually become part of a network of consumers and markets.


THIS IS A RURAL ECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL ZONE

* We bring together 3 types of infrastructures needed for enterprises - physical, know-how and financial.

* We invest in projects with a definite focus and purpose.    

* We analyze every project from many perspectives to help ensure a sustainable end. 

* Our investments are never open ended. They are always for specific purposes.

* We attempt to ensure that our partners bring something to the project, be it a skill, some investment or labour.

We are working on creating Rural Economic & Environmental Zones (REZs) in which we plan to invest in new enterprises and integrate existing economic activities into a network of mutually beneficial exchanges.

infraSys invests in projects. A project is a unit of economic activity. It may be a business,  industry or craft, run by an individual or a group. It may involve repair, manufacture or a service.


PROJECT GUIDELINES & CRITERIA

* Respond to local needs first
* Use local materials & skills
* Use current and traditional technologies

* Use minimum energy
* Use renewable energies

  1. *Non polluting, non-toxic

  2. *Honor manual labor

  3. *Use of tools over machines

  4. *Reduce / eliminate waste

  5. *Be respectful and responsive to the local customs

   and culture

* Be responsive to the health and welfare

   of workers and their families

each project is an enterprise

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