A New Socio-Economic System

Meeting the Needs of Both People and Planet

The Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT) was formulated in 1959 by P. R. Sarkar, an Indian social thinker, activist and philosopher. Recognizing the deficiencies of existing social and economic models, Sarkar proposed a new socio-economic system dedicated to meeting the needs of both people and planet.

The vision of the Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT) is to create a society where every individual can fulfill his or her potential and where all resources are utilized in an efficient and sustainable manner. The PROUT model offers an integral approach to social change and justice, including people-centered economics, environmental sustainability, and a new model of prosperity. 

The Prout economy favors cooperation and a strong ethical leadership, placing the vital needs of people and planet ahead of corporate and individual profit. Prout’s socio-economic system is community focused, decentralized and sustainable, while also embracing the challenges of globalization. Prout’s economic development model aims at turning corporations into worker-owned cooperatives, while maintaining a thriving small business sector as well as an efficient government serving the needs of people and the environment. [Learn More]

Prout advocates a new and unique approach to decentralization based on the formation of                                                                   socio-economic units throughout the world.

Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar

Prout News

Social Enterprise Code Signed by Philippines Cooperative

In April, 2017 the Mayor and municipal council members of Oroquieta, a coastal city of some 80,000 people on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines, were introduced to Prout. This catalyzed a better understanding of the potential to develop a more vibrant and resilient local economy. A new initiative grew, a partnership aimed at fostering greater self-reliance; and the creation of a practical model that implements several key economic policies of Prout. The vision

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Prout Research Institute Venezuela in Alliance for Local Self-Reliance

The crisis in Venezuela is continuing. There are a few improvements in some areas. We can get cash money again, which solves some problems. There are more staple foods such as rice and oil in the stores. But in general, things are still quite difficult. Many big supermarkets are half empty. Food (and everything else) is limited and very expensive;

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Economic Democracy Seminar Held in New Delhi

A lively seminar on the theme of Economic Democracy was organized by Proutist Forum on 7th October at the Nehru Yuva Kendra in New Delhi. 130 participants attended the presentations and discussions which lasted more than four hours.

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