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. Their mission is conceptualised as a movement to enable processes that connect institutes of higher education with local communities to address the development challenges of rural India through participatory processes and appropriate technologies for accelerating sustainable growth. It also aims to create a virtuous cycle between the society and an inclusive university system by providing knowledge and practices for emerging professions and to upgrade the capabilities of both the public and the private sectors.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is an active participant in the Abhiyan. As per the government circular, an Unnat Bharat Cell has been set up, for which the National Service Scheme (NSS) unit, Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG), Rural Development Centre (RDC), School of Medical Science and Technology (SMST), Advanced Technology Development Centre (ATDC), and the Department of Agriculture and Food Engineering (AGFE) have come together.
Thrust areas for impacting the water resources problem in particular, alongside proposals and projects for effective implementation of the scheme's objective have been chalked out and are presented here.
Dr. Debasis Roy
Phone: +91 - 3222 - 283457
Office: +91 - 3222 - 283456
Email: debasis @ civil.iitkgp.ernet.in