The case for lock-up storage facilities for microenterprises in India

  • P. Purushotham (1999). Small Enterprise Development, 49-53
  • Abstract: In spite of the reluctance of municipal authorities to recognize them, microenterprises continue to increase in number in urban areas. Trading entrepreneurs in Hyderabad, South India, value the availability of lock-up storage space near the market to safeguard their stock at the end of the day. Such stores mean that traders do not have to commute home with their stock every day; they provide a number of other advantages as well, such as toilet facilities and a place to rest. Renting arrangements for such stores are not formalized, however, and there are insufficient lock-up stores available. This article describes how the municipal authorities' attempts to provide small shops have become uneconomic, and calls for recognition from the authorities of the storage needs of micro-entrepreneurs.
  • Theme: Policy/support programmes
  • Keywords: entrepreneur, industrial policy, microenterprise, storage, India
  • Reference type: Journal Article
  • Geographic location: India, Asia, Global South
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