Monday, 30 January 2012

IT PAYS TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR


Especially if you don’t have a college degree

If you have any doubt , just look at the following “Resume / Bio data“:


>  Name   :       Mrs. Ramilaben Patel

>  Age      :       43

>  Edu      :       Schooling

>  City      :       Pentarpura / Sabarkantha / Gujarat

>  Business  :    Jai Ranchhod Dudh Utpadan Kendra ( Dairy  Farm )

>  Launched :    2000 ( 12 years ago )

>  Capital     :    Bank loan for buying 5 cows

>  Current  Status


  • No of Cattle………………….    280 ( in 5 acre farm )

  • No of Workers……………      40

  • Production………………..       5.55 lakh litres of milk / year

  • Net Profit ( 2011-2012 )    Rs. 1,10,17,675

  • Machinery………………………   4 automatic milking machines

                                          Fodder Chaffing Machines

                                          Cooling System

  • Future plans
                                     #   Rotary Milking Machines

                                     #   Fat content indicator

                                     #   Calf rearing Farm


  • Future Investment……….   Rs 1,00,00,000

Ramilaben seems to be telling 40 Million unemployed Indian Youth :

“ When you become self-employed , you can never lose your job “

[ Source : Times of India / 07, July 2012 ]


Hemen  Parekh

Friday, 27 January 2012

Consumption Power


As per 66th round of survey of National Sample Survey Office of India ( NSSO ), consumption power of Indians is growing.

The survey found that the per capita consumption grew as follows :


Ø  In rural India


·        From 1.2 % in 2004/05 to 6 % in 2009/10

·        Still, half the rural households can afford to spend, no more than Rs. 30 / day ( approx.$ 0.66 / day )


Ø  In urban India


·        From 2.9 % in 2004/05 to 6.8 % in 2009/10

·        Still, half the urban  households can afford to spend, no more than Rs. 50 / day ( approx. $ 1.1 / day )


But still that is progress.

So what, if it is only at snail’s pace !



With regards

Hemen  Parekh

Friday, 20 January 2012

Born to be Dead


This is the title of an article by Pooja Kashyap ( Times of India / 17 July, 2011 ).

Here are some highlights of this article :


Ø   Every year, nearly 1.2 million newborns die in India, most of them within the first few days after birth

Ø   India accounts for 30 % of neo-natal deaths worldwide ( out of 3.9 million )

Ø   Infants dieing during neo-natal period :

·        within first 7 days  ………….  45 %

·        within 7 – 28 days  …………   20 %


Ø   In the state of Uttar Pradesh, as many as 71 % neo-natal deaths occur during the first week itself

Ø   According to NGO – Save the Children -, over 400,000 newborns die annually in India, within the first 24 hours of birth – the highest in the world !

Ø   The single largest contributor to neo-natal deaths is the highest numbers of births in home settings, under the supervision of untrained attendants


My observation :


           If India could bring down its birth-rate from 2.1 % to 1.7 % during last decade, why can it not bring down its infant mortality rate from 5 % to 1 % ?

With regards

Hemen  Parekh

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Better to be urban [ To beat Rural Poverty ? ]


Of course, there was never any doubt, but here are figures to prove.

As per 66th round of survey carried out by National Sample Survey Office ( NSSO ) of India, average  URBAN monthly per capita consumption expenditure ( MPCE ) were higher than RURAL MPCE as follows :


Ø  In Punjab  ……………………  28 %  higher

Ø  In Kerala  …………………….  31 %  higher

Ø  In Rajasthan  ………………   41 %  higher




And just as expected, the expenditure on “ food “ is :


Ø  In urban India  …………….  44.4 % of  MPCE

Ø  In rural India  ……………..   57 %    of  MPCE



No wonder there is a huge migration of rural folks to cities.



With regards

Hemen  Parekh

Starving / Dying can be saved


If only the world learns not to waste food

Here are statistics provided by United Nations :

Ø  935  million people currently don’t have enough food to eat

Ø  Each year, some 6 million children die , all over the world , due to malnutrition ( of which 1.6 million die in India alone )

Ø  One – third of the food produced globally every year , does not reach human mouths – a staggering 1.3 Billion tones / year !

Ø  Per Capita per year, food wasted :


·        By USA and Europe ………………….. 95 – 115  Kg

·        By Africa and Asia ……………………    6 -    11  Kg


Ø  Percentage of purchased food thrown away by consumers :


·        In  USA…………………………………………. 25  %

·        In  UK  …………………………………………. 33  %



Monks belonging to Jain religion in India must ( apart from remaining strict vegetarian ),

·        Go around homes of parishioners, collecting food in wooden bowls ( but only once a day )

·        Eat everything served. Even water used for cleaning bowls must be consumed by drinking !

·        Never store food




We don’t have to become Jains in order to save the starving millions.

Just don’t waste food


With  regards

hemen  parekh