Why not start co-operatives of persons with different skill sets?The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has tried to do something to train, systematically, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, motor mechanics, drivers, and other such other skilled personnel. One really does not know what happened to this initiative.
In India, we do have the co-operative moment that is very strong. For instance, in most of Tamil Nadu, the local co-operative banks give crop loans to local farmers. They are often given some sort of training as well. These co-operative societies bank of what is given to them for the loans: the jewellery of farmers. Such jewellery loans are given rather religiously.
Why not have co-operatives where the skill-sets of different trade people are encouraged? Why not we have a methodology to pool such resources and have fixed rates for anyone engaging their services? A portion of their earnings could go back to the co-operatives. The arrangement should be similar to that of the self-help groups.
Members who know the legal position, may please do comment on the feasibility of this idea.