PROUT is short for the Progressive Utilization Theory, formulated in 1959 by the Indian socio-spiritual initiator Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar. PROUT promotes grassroots-based economic democracy, emphasizing a decentralized, balanced economic setup and local planning. In order to achieve global integration, PROUT delineates self-reliant economic zones defined by common cultural and economic factors eventually sustained by a world government. The basic values of PROUT are those of Neohumanism.
Sarkar and many after him has contributed to a rich PROUT literature of ideas and concepts, analysis and synthesis of human socio-economic potential, with numerous concrete solutions for balanced development in all spheres of life. Some of that material is found here on our pages.