MSS has evolved practical strategies to stimulate the creation of 100 million jobs in India in agriculture, industry and the informal sector. More on Innovative Strategies for Employment Generation.

In 2002-3 the Society was invited to serve on a Task Force established by the Union Planning Commission to propose strategies to achieve full employment in India.

Creating 100 million jobs in India

Rural Prosperity in Agriculture

Rural Employment Strategies

Employable Skills & Vocational Training

In 2007-8 the Society launched a pilot initiative to generated internet-based self-employment opportunities. MSS researches identified hundreds of self-employment opportunities for publication on More than 50,000 Indian youth have registered with the site in order to benefit from this research project.

In 2001 MSS participated in the Planning Commission project to identify strategies to accelerate India's development over the next two decades and helped draft the Planning Commission's final report.

India: Vision 2020 Executive Summary

India: Vision 2020 Introduction

India: Vision 2020, Draft report edited for the Planning Commission

Towards a Knowledge Society, Report to Planning Commission

Launching a National Prosperity Movement

MSS has proposed modifications of the syllabus for school and higher education to impart a practical knowledge to the students about the development process taking place in the country and the opportunities for gainful self-employment as an alternative to salaried jobs.

Craftsman Training Institutes

Development Education in Agriculture

Education Related to Needs of the Society

In 1980, the Government of India accepted a proposal from MSS on the need to evolve new measures and indicators to accurately assess India's development. Research is now underway on new economic indicators at the international level.

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New Indicators of Development

Common Indicators of Development

After decades of effort and five plans, India is now fully poised for rapid development. The infrastructure has been created, the possibilities have been recognized, and the energies of the population have been stirred to awakening.

Yet in many fields there is an essential missing element which must be provided, a strategic gap which must be filled to complete the circuit. If the leadership of the country recognises what is needed and supplies it, a self-generating and self-multiplying prosperity movement can be created releasing the inherent dynamism of the population.

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The Society owns and manages a 123 acre rural development project in the village of Ramapuram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District, Tamil Nadu. One month after nationalization of the major Indian commercial banks in July 1969, officers of the Society approached one of the largest commercial banks to adopt Ramapuram--an extremely backward village where the average annual income from agriculture was less than Rs. 200 per acre. Ramapuram became the first village in India to be adopted by a nationalized bank for development. The Society administered the entire programme on behalf of the bank, dispersing 123 crop loans for Rs. 63,000. Read More.