HRD Ministry Devises Project to Uplift Rural India, 750 Varsities to Take Part

By Malavikka

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.


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.

HRD Ministry Devises Project to Uplift Rural India

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Here are the six points jotted down for this vision project by the HRD Ministry in its picture tweet:

  1. Scheme is developed as per PM Narendra Modi's vision spelt out at IIT Gandhinagar that "educational institutions shall work for the masses."
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Institutions with domain knowledge in particular field and proven track record in customising solutions for rural areas will partner as Subject Matter Experts
  6. 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.

    Also Read: 1000 B.Ed and D.Ed Courses to Face Closure: HRD Ministry 

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