UNNAT BHARAT ABHIYAN 2.0
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India. Nirmala College (Id: C-11839) selected the following villages in the Ernakulam District.
Vision, Mission & Objectives
To involve the reputed higher educational institutions (technical / non-technical / public / private) of the country in the process of indigenous development of self-sufficient and sustainable village clusters
In accordance with the above-mentioned vision, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan will strive to pursue the following:
- Develop the necessary mechanism and proper coordination among educational institutions, implementation agencies (District Administration / Panchayati Raj Intuitions) and the grass root level stakeholders to enable effective intervention at the field level.
- Select suitable rural clusters and effectively participate in the holistic development of these clusters using eco-friendly sustainable technologies and local resources creating sufficient employment opportunities in the process, harnessing multifarious government schemes, Customized use of existing technologies and use of knowledge as per the local needs, to improve the livelihood of the rural masses will be the key intervention.
- Reorienting the academic curricula and research programs in higher educational institutions to make them more in alignment with the local needs to bring in holistic development.
- To engage the faculty and students of Higher Educational Institution in understanding rural realities.
- To identify & select existing innovative technologies, enable customization of technologies, or devise implementation method for innovative solutions, as per the local needs.
- To leverage the knowledge base of the institutions to devise processes for effective implementation of various government programmes.
Major Areas of Intervention
In order to move towards the holistic development of the villages, there are two major domains namely, human development and material (economic) development, which need to be developed in an integrated way. The major components of these two domains are given below and also illustrated in Figure 1.
(a) Human development
- Education and culture
- Skills and entrepreneurship
(b) Material (economic) development
- Organic agriculture
- Water management and conservation
- Renewable energy sources
- Artisans and rural industries
- Development and harnessing of local natural resources
- Basic amenities
- E-support (IT – enabling)