A brief review of the work carried out uptil now is as follows and the further details are on the link http://uba.coep.org.in/.
Under the able support of the director, Dr. A.D. Sahasrabudhe, Prof. M.A.Joshi of Electronics and telecommunication, Dr. I.P.Sonar and Prof.N.M.Mohite of civil engineering, Prof. Ranjekar of Applied Science, Mr. Jignesh Manjukia and Mr. V.K.Khatavkar of Computer and Mr. Jatin Majithia of Mathematics department along with different groups of students of Spandan( NGO of students of COEP), NSS, Jalmaitry, Bhau Institute of entrepreneurship, Ignited innovators, and also students from various departments have volunteered for the activity.
Initially, the village clusters were identified, where we had already established contacts through NSS or IEEE activities. The villages are Aalme, Godre, Narayangaon in Junnar Taluka, Shirvali, Chandivali, Sambhav in Maval,, Ranje, Kusgaon, Khopi in Bhor, Khalad in Purandar. All these villages are near Pune at a distance of 25 Km. to 100 Km.
An initial visit to each village was carried out with faculty and students. Data regarding location, topography, population, details of schemes that were previously implemented, transportation system, vehicle maintenance facilities, water supply system,. Rain fall, sanitary and sewerage system, waste disposal, education was collected in presence of Sarpanch and 10 to 15 representatives in th village. A meeting was conducted to identify problems.
Major problems in each village were identified, the major being water and energy. All the representatives were invited to COEP to address their problems and a supportive environment was created.
10 groups are now identified as follows…. Education, Environmental Transportation, Water , Information Technology Energy Employment, Construction . the further work will be based on these groups.