Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Explain your idea in details:
Covering the most important point, logistics, using a piggyback system that combines shipments of agriculture output and artisan's output that utilizes heavy and fixed means of transport which is truck and train along marked supply lines between small villages to larger villages to larger cities and finally metropolitan cities with help of an e-commerce company to geographically map out logistics planning and for fleet management. Working with local governments to convince artisans into the program is crucial in allowing us to receive subsidies from panchayats, state, and central governments. Communication is done primarily through Internet-based communication applications such as WhatsApp and for those villages that do not have internet connectivity usage of a mail carrier and normal calls should be in place. This is done to make sure communication is accessible to
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Self-reported measures of success such ability to execute and the establishment of several conveniences that help in further development in commerce and industry Then furthermore the targets are -financial viability, example profitability, return on investments -Employee satisfaction, based on self-reports -Customer satisfaction, based on market surveys -Contribution to society, for example, development of infrastructure and providing of amenities -operational success, example percentage of goods sold, reduction in wastage of resources in transport. other long-term measures among artisan's villages would be -development of industry -general improvement in the standard of living in artisan's villages -establishment of aids to trade in villages and rural areas -transparency in work
Plans for implementation and sustainability
There are several schemes that we will utilize to bring about funding for this venture which are: -Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act -Skill India -Digital India -Make in India -Direct Benefit Transfer Using venture capital as well as bank loans and personal funding in addition to money received from the above schemes will cover the cost of the following factors -logistics, fleet procurement, maintenance and employment of support personnel and crucial personnel -marketing, online and retail chains, development of an e-commerce platform and advertising. -establishment of means of communications such as internet hotspots and mail carriers -establishment of small warehouses for goods alongside supply lines Collaborators -for logistics and e-commerce development we will be partnering with Connect India - our marketing arm will be CARAT -export will be handled by Maersk Line
A 17-year-old student named Rishi Mehta studying in Hyderabad with a experience in marketing, operations, and HRM after working several internships and starting a small venture in Custom-made PCs and computer hardware called Hammerhead PCs. My motivation for this Idea has come to my travel around India, the experiences I've had viewing artwork, the realization I had is that much of the work done by artisans is worth triple or quadruple on the right market let it be foreign or domestic which is handicraft and furniture. A trip to Jaipur allowed me figuring out that a marble table worth 200,000 rupees in Jaipur is worth 600,000 in Hyderabad and 20 million rupees in the USA. Small workshops in rural India are suffering from their inability to bring their goods to the right market hence I decided that to improve the condition and standard of living and to forward India's objectives a project like Bridge must be designed and implemented.