ZeroMiles | The road for development starts from Here
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ZeroMiles: The road for development starts from Here.

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OUR IDEA OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Poverty is not lack of money, its lack of hope. Zero Miles uses clean drinking water to create a convergence of people in villages and then brings rural IT intervention to spread ideas for lifestyle and income improvement.
Once people starts discussing development ideas, self-sustainable rural development kick starts.

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Sustainability
The center is managed and operated by a rural entrepreneur. Daily transactions around water covers the earnings of the operator, operation expenses and long-term maintenance costs which makes each project self-independent.
Replicability
Project Zero Miles utilizes innovative entrepreneurial model and provides hand-holding to the entrepreneur and the villagers using “near-Offline” networking model. So such centers can be established in any number of villages and can be monitored and guided uniquely.
Scalability
Since the project starts with providing clean drinking water to people which is a life essential amenity, the first step will be welcomed open heartedly. Later, using ICT, it instills hope and willingness for self-development and kick starts a self-propelled rural development process.
Why Rural Development?

India is one the fastest growing economies in the world. But still, 70% of our population resides in its villages without having access to even basis life amenities. Long back Mahatma Gandhi has said that India resides in its 7 lakh villages and that, to develop India we need to upgrade the lives of rural people. So if we want to make our country a super power, we need to actively work towards rural development. Developing our villages will also provide tremendous job and business opportunities to a lot of people which will again strengthen our country.

FIELD ACTIVITIES BY OUR TEAM

It is a well-known fact that it is impossible to bring about sustainable rural development without involving the community in the process. We don’t proceed until unless the community is ready to raise at least 15%-20% of the total project amount. To get total participation and commitment from the community, we do two things:

1. Address the problem faced by them in their day-to-day life and display visible benefits of the proposed solution.
2. Impart continuous knowledge and create awareness about the problem and its solution.