The Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India has recently announced a rural development project by bringing together hundreds of Universities under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan project.
"A path-breaking and silo-breaking initiative that brings multiple ministries towards a fruitful rural immersion program for university students #UnnatBharat Abhiyan #IamNewIndia," read the tweet from Ministry of HRD through its official handle.
A path-breaking and silo-breaking initiative that brings multiple ministries towards a fruitful rural immersion program for university students #UnnatBharat Abhiyan #IAmNewIndia pic.twitter.com/y2YyGwMq7B— Ministry of HRD (@HRDMinistry) December 28, 2017
What is the project about?
The project involves students from chosen colleges to devise a solution for rural problems. Students will be motivated to take part in it through a credit marks systems.
Here are the six points jotted down for this vision project by the HRD Ministry in its picture tweet:
- Scheme is developed as per PM Narendra Modi's vision spelt out at IIT Gandhinagar that "educational institutions shall work for the masses."
- Motivated student and faculty members will visit chosen villages about 20 times in a year to familiarise themselves with the village and gain a clear understanding of the issues and devise solutions
- Universities to commit a budget for field visits, studies and engagement activity at village and district levels. Solutions formulated to be funded by district administration
- 250 technical institutions and 500 non-technical institutions will be selected for 2017-18. Students will learn and also contribute. They will get credits for the work
- Institutions with domain knowledge in particular field and proven track record in customising solutions for rural areas will partner as Subject Matter Experts
- Experience will help faculty re-orient their research to problems specific to rural Indians. Villages will benefit through work
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar also retweeted this, confirming the execution of the action plan.