Vastu for revival of sick industries

  • The Government of India, in order to improve the economy of the nation, has taken several steps recently. One important decision was to take a realistic view of the working of public & private undertakings all over the country. Most of the industries in the state and central sectors are not working to their full potential and have not been able to accomplish all they can with the resources & support provided to them.
  • During the course of my research of vastu, in the last twenty years, I have seen that the ancient science of vastu has had a tremendous bearing on the running of business concerns and industrial units.
  • How to breathe life into these industries? One of them is an honest application of the age-old science of vastu. It may not be out of place to mention here that even a strong communist nation like China is following a similar science called feng-Shai.


For industries too, the selection of the site is very important. Besides the fact that sufficient water and electricity should be available, the Vastu of the plot, such as the shape of the plot, the roads facing the plots and the ground levels inside and outside the site are very important points that are to be observed.

The various principles of Vastu that did in setting up an industry/factory are as follows :

  • Main roads towards the East, North or North-East are advisable with wide gates in two sides.
  • Gates in the North-East or the East or the North or the North-West are recommended.
  • The guard-room should be either on the North-West side of the North gate or the South-East side of the East gate.
  • Minimum space should be kept in the South and the West where big trees could be grown. More open space should be left in North and East where lawns and other greenery can be grown.
  • The floor levels in the South-West must be higher than other sides and the height of the building also must be higher than all the other corners. Care has to be taken to have the store-rooms in the South-West fully loaded with stocks to the extent possible. As and when the stocks are consumed, they should be replenished immediately.
  • Car parking’s may be provided in the North-West if open area is available for light vehicles, the North-East also could be used.
  • The administrative offices are to be located either in the North or the East, away from boundary walls with less height than the main factory. Here special care has to be taken in keeping the North-East corner open.
  • Staff quarts may be constructed in the South-East and the North-West. If quarters are multistoreyed and if the height is more than that of the main factory, they should be constructed in the South-West without touching the premises.
  • Toilets should be placed in the North-West or the South-Eastern part of the buildings, and not in the North-East or South-West.
  • Wells, bore-wells, water sumps and water ponds, etc., should be in the North-Eastern area.
  • Overhead tanks may be created in the West and nearby, duly maintaining the heights. The south-West and the North-East side’s including the North and East should be avoided, for constructing overhead tanks. This is bit controversial subject and hence one should be very careful in locating the overhead tanks and also the water tanks above the ground level.
  • Heavy machinery has to be installed in the South, the West or the South-West in the factory.
  • Raw material storage, whether inside the factory or sheds outside, should be in the South or the West or the South- West.
  • Products under process or unfinished goods may be kept in the West direction.
  • Finished products are to be kept in the North-West corner. It will help in quick movement of the stocks.
  • The weighing machine may be located near the gate either in the North or the East, because that area is not subjected to permanent weight.
  • Transformers, generators, motors, boilers, furnaces, oil engines, etc., should be kept in the South-East or close to the South-East.