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Brainstorming session to discuss strategy for field interventions under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan held on July 21st 2017, at IIT Delhi

The program began with informal introduction session conducted by Prof. V. K. Vijay, Coordinator UBA, IIT Delhi He gave brief introduction about UBA and the purpose of conducting this Brainstorming. Prof. Rajendra Prasad, Advisor UBA, explained the genesis of UBA program. In the beginning he presented an historical background of establishment of rural and societal oriented centres, ASTRA at IISC Bangalore, CTARA at IIT Bombay, Centre for Rural Development and Technology at IIT Delhi. He mentioned about some other initiatives taken for involving institutes of higher education in rural development activities such as Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) at different IIT’s etc. He further explained how UBA was conceptualised to fill all the gaps between higher knowledge Institutes and Rural areas through their knowledge inputs. It was followed by introduction by all the Participants.

Prof. V.K. Vijay (Coordinator, UBA – IITD) extended a hearty welcome to all members and apprised that how UBA is progressing since last two years. He made a brief presentation on the progress of UBA, explaining the strategies for implementing the program. He gave the current status of institution networking and village survey and also he gave the status of funding. He informed that at present 70 institutes had identified village cluster across the country but in future 6 Lakhs villages will be covered through 40000 institutions. He explained the purpose of conducting the present brainstorming.

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