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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Sustainable Development

I was recently contacted by a gentleman in India whose correspondence, and his product lines, really hit a nerve with me. What are we actually accomplishing to lift less fortunate folks out of poverty, and help them help themselves? His Tiny Oil Mill for producing vegetable oils was of particular interest to me, but it was his philosophy that really got me:

V.K. DESAI's Objectives

Our entire activity is guided by the following objectives :

(1) To promote tiny enterprises for rural development in various industrial fields using local raw materials and for local use.

(2) To promote tiny enterprises for agricultural processing at local level to achieve self reliance, to remove exploitation of the poor rural people, to generate income at local level, to generate employment in villages etc.

(3) To design and develop simple and small technology and cheap technology for developing countries for various industrial fields, particularly for agro processing activities.

(4) To design and develop appropriate technology & intermediate technology for the village industries related to basic needs of the people.

(5) To promote small scale projects for self help projects for the communicities and villages.

(6) To develop small scale decentralized technology for decentralizing various industries.

(7) To promote tiny enterprises to make available various chemical free natural products.

(8) To promote women entrepreneurship by making available to women appropriate technology for family size enterprises.

(9) To improve the quality of life and elevate the standard of living in developing countries through homogenous development of the society.

B.E.(Mech.), LL.B.
Managing Director
TinyTech India

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