About PRI

Corporate capitalism is destroying our planet and concentrating wealth and power at record levels while causing millions to fall into poverty.

The Progressive Utilization Theory or Prout is an economic and social alternative that protects the environment, shares the resources of the earth equitably, and provides a high quality of life to everyone.

The Prout Research Institute develops practical projects and policies, raises consciousness, and trains people in this holistic model for the welfare and happiness of all. 

“When the whole property of this universe has been inherited by all creatures, how then can there be any justification for a system in which someone receives a flow of huge excess, while others die for lack of a handful of grain?”
~ P.R. Sarkar, the founder of Prout

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Prout Research Institute building will have two bedrooms, a large meeting hall, and an upstairs yoga and meditation hall for a total of 2500 square feet plus an unfinished basement. South facing, its rooftop solar panels will provide electricity.

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Fundraising thermometer: Campaign goal is $500,000. So far, $135,000 has been raised.


An underground water pipe 400 feet long was laid from the well at the Neohumanist College of Asheville.

An underground electric line 300 feet long was laid by the French Broad Electric Cooperative Company from our neighbour Dharma’s adjacent land.

The building permit has been issued by Madison County. The septic tank and field have been installed and approved.

The foundation and basement walls have been completed.

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