HUL has trained thousands of women in villages across India to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and make them financially independent. These women. Enlightening The Lives of Rural Women: Operation of Hul Shakti – Its Working & Principal, Dr. AER College of Management Studies & Research, In case the RSP visits only one existing SE village on any particular day. Unilever in India: Hindustan Lever’s Project Shakti-Marketing FMCG to HUL found it difficult to set up a distribution channel in rural parts of.
|Published (Last):||8 July 2011|
|PDF File Size:||14.80 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||20.22 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
With the urban market saturated, FMCG companies are now targeting the rural markets. Due to the recent government measures like waiver of loansnational rural employment guarantee scheme and increasing minimum support price, disposable income in rural India has been rapidly increasing. However, rural markets present their own sets of problems.
These include poor infrastructure, dispersed settlements, lack of education and a virtually nonexistent medium for communication. Furthermore, retailers cannot be present in all the centres as many of them are so small that it makes them economically unfeasible. This project was started in with the aim of increasing the company’s rural distribution reach as well as providing rural women with income-generating opportunities.
This is a case where the social goals are helping achieve business goals. The representative of the company meets the panchayat and the village head and identify the woman who they believe will be suitable as a SA. After training she is asked to put up Rs 20, as investment which is used to buy products for selling. The products are then sold door-to-door or through petty shops at home.
An initiative which helps support Project Shakti is the Shakti Vani programme. Under this programme, trained communicators visit schools and village congregations to drive messages on sanitation, good hygiene practices and women empowerment. This serves as a rural communication vehicle and helps the SA in their sales.
The main advantage of the Shakti programme for HUL is having more feet on the ground.
HUL: Project Shakti business model overview
Shakti Ammas are able to reach far flung areas, which were economically unviable for the company to tap on its own, besides being a brand ambassador for the company. Moreover, the company has ready consumers in shakkti SAs who become users of the products besides selling them. Although the company has been successful in the initiative and has been scaling up, it faces problems from time to studg for which it comes up with innovative solutions.
For example, hjl problem faced by HUL was that the SAs were more inclined to stay at nul and sell rather than going from door to door since there is a stigma attached to direct selling. Moreover, men were not liable to go to a woman’s house and buy products.
The company countered this problem by hosting Shakti Days. Cae an artificial market place was created with music and promotion and the ladies were able to sell their products in a few hours without encountering any stigma or bias. The long term aim of the company is to haveAmmas coveringvillages and reaching m people.
We feel that with this initiative, HUL has been successful in maintaining its distribution reach advantage over its competitors. This programme will help provide HUL with a growing customer base which will benefit the company for years to come. Equitymaster requests your view! Post a sudy on ” HUL: Project Shakti business model overview “. Its a very good opportunity for development and employment opportunity in rural areas. India is in its villages and so if villages develop so shall India.
We also have a project related to distribution of product in rural areas particularly which requires women, so in case if anybody interested we can work together. I worked and that was worst exp with shakti at Punjab ,,,,,,friends don’t spoil your carrier in shaktiit is totally fraud I work in an organisation which has a membership of 1.
I am interested in taking this program to the members so that they uhl beocme economically empowered.
Projects like Project Shakti will go a long way in ensuring inclusive growth in India. It is amply clear that India can never progress unless it empowers its womenfolk. By this token, Project Shakti is not only encouraging the enterpreneural spirit in the rural women but is also working towards financial independence of the women.
Empowerment of women is sure to improve the social status of women in India. Sales on the other hand came in at Rs 92 bn up Read on for a complete analysis of HIND.
Here’s an analysis of the annual report of HIND.
HUL: Project Shakti business model overview – Views on News from Equitymaster
It includes a full income statement, balance sheet and cash flow analysis of HIND. Also includes updates on the valuation of HIND. Sales on the other hand came in at Rs 95 bn up 2. As the debate heats up on who the future belongs to – electric vehicles or Internal Combustion Engines, here’s a stock that makes sure you will be on the winning side, without taking sides.
How insider buying and a super-investor increasing his stake helped us to find our next recommendation.
Your strategy for investing in and beyond. Relish the volatility but keep your focus on the fundamentals and buy these 4 stocks. SinceEquitymaster has been the source for honest and credible opinions on investing in India. With solid shkti and in-depth analysis Equitymaster is dedicated towards making its readers- smarter, more confident and richer every day.
Here’s why hundreds of thousands of readers spread across more than 70 countries Trust Equitymaster. Equitymaster Agora Research Private Limited. Any act of copying, reproducing or distributing this newsletter whether wholly or in part, for any purpose without the permission of Equitymaster is strictly prohibited and shall be deemed to be copyright infringement. Equitymaster Agora Research Private Limited hereinafter referred as ‘Equitymaster’ is an independent equity research Sha,ti.
Project Shakti has helped thousands of women – and also men.
Equitymaster is not an Investment Adviser. Information herein should be regarded as a resource only and should be used at one’s own risk. Information contained herein does not constitute investment advice or a personal recommendation or take into account the particular investment objectives, financial situations, or needs of individual subscribers.
Before acting on any recommendation, subscribers should consider whether it is suitable for their particular circumstances and, if necessary, seek an independent professional advice. This is not directed for access or use by anyone in a country, especially, USA, Canada or the European Union countries, where such use or access is unlawful or which may subject Equitymaster or its affiliates to any registration or licensing requirement. All content and information is provided on an ‘As Is’ basis by Equitymaster.
Information herein is believed to be reliable but Equitymaster does not warrant its completeness or accuracy and expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied.
As a condition to accessing Equitymaster content and website, you agree to our Terms and Conditions of Use, available here. The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Market Stats Other Indices Gold.
In the meantime, you may want to share this article with your friends! Shrikanth Jul 31, Please send me project shakthi report. Jaggi Nov 28, Archana Oct 14, More Views on News. Most Popular My Latest Recommendation is the Perfect Play on the Rise of Electric Vehicles Profit Hunter Dec 18, As the debate heats up on who the future belongs to – electric vehicles or Internal Combustion Engines, here’s a stock that makes sure you will be on the winning side, without taking sides. Set live price alerts, get research alerts and more.
Please do not use this option on a public machine. Sign Up Forgot Password?