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RM Nov2011 LPD.  Places away from towns or cities.  “Group of people who are tradionalists in outlook, rooted in land and who resist change”  RBI defines.

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2  Places away from towns or cities.  “Group of people who are tradionalists in outlook, rooted in land and who resist change”  RBI defines locations with populations up to as rural, 10,000to 1,00,000 as semi urban.  As per sahara group locations having shops and commercial establishments up to 10,000 are treated a rural.  LG Electronics defines rural and semi urban area as all other cities other than the seven metros.’ RM Nov2011 LPD

3 What is Rural Government agencies like IRDA (Insurance Regulatory And Development Agency and NCAER (National Council for applied Economic Research) define Rural as villages with a population <5000 with 75% male population engaged In agriculture etc” Concept of Rural from the perspective of marketing has Indeed been dynamic.- gradually changed over the times Was not India a so called Village/Rural for the world a couple of decades back Census Towns are actually rural areas but satisfy The following criteria Minimum Population>= % of the mail population engaged in Non –agri activity RBI Location with population up to Considered Rural Semi Urban to NABARD All locations upto a population of Will be considered Rural Sahara All locations having shops/establishments’ Upto (not population related) are Treated as Rural LG Elect. The rural and semi urban area is defined As all cities other than major metros NABARD National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Dev

4  It is a two way process, involving the marketing of agricultural products from rural areas to urban areas, and the marketing of agriculture inputs like fertilizers, pesticides, seeds machinery, consumables like tooth paste, soaps, cosmetics, food items etc and consumer durables like televisions, refrigerators, and services like postal, communications. Transport services etc from urban to rural areas. RM Nov2011 LPD

5  The marketing battle has shifted from cities to the villages.  “Go Rural” seems to be the latest slogan.  Adi Godrej of Godrej soaps says “ The rural market is not sleeping any longer we are”.  There are 42,000 rural super markets in India that exceed the total number of retail chain stores in the United States(35,000).  In , the life insurance Corporation sold 55% of its policies in rural India. RM Nov2011 LPD

6 Of the 20 lakh BSNL mobile phone connections, 50% are in small towns and villages. The billing per cell phone in small towns in Andhra Pradesh is higher than the billing in the capital, Hyderabad city. Of the 2 crore who have signed up for rediffmail, 60% are from small towns.

7  Internet access in semi urban and rural areas has increased through the “sanchar dhabas “ of BSNL, operating in 3617 out of 6332 blocks In the country.  The 41 million kissan credit cards issued in rural India exceed the 40 million credit plus debit card issued in urban India. RM Nov2011 LPD

8 ..  Urban population is concentrated in about 3,200 cities and towns, the rural population is scattered across5,75,000 villages.  Heterogeneity is the hall mark of rural market.About 5,75,000 villages, 6 religions, 33 languages and many diverse cultures characterize our rural markets. RM Nov2011 LPD

9  The rural market in India is seasonal and irregular. Dominance of agriculture income, greater influence of marriages and festivals on the pattern of income are the main reasons for the seasonal character of the rural markets.  Consists of more than 750 million consumers RM Nov2011 LPD

10  All rural consumers do not share a common buying behavior.  Poor and weak infrastructure.  There is low exposure to market stimuli in rural areas.  Rural consumers buy on small quantities on account of low per capita income and limited storage capacity.  Rural consumers are tradition bound. RM Nov2011 LPD

11  Rural consumers resist change, urban consumers are ready to adopt changes.  Poor and weak infrastructure in rural areas, well developed.  Marketing activates are widely scattered in rural markets, and concentrated in urban markets. .. RM Nov2011 LPD

12  Rural markets are untapped,urban markets are saturated RM Nov2011 LPD

13  ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT  SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT  POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT  DEMOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENT  TECHNOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT RM Nov2011 LPD

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