Bundelkhand Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan a mega program has been initiated under
Ministry HRD and agriculture at national level, In Bundelkhand chapter a
regional workshop has been organized on “Natural Farming and Rural Economy in
Bundelkhand” under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, on 6 January , 2016 in IGFRI Grassland
workshop was held Director IGFRI, ADG Police Mr. Mahendra Modi, Brijendra singh
Secretory Lokbharti Lucknow and 25 non govt Bundelkhand (Jhansi,Banda,Mahoba,Panna,Hamirpur,Tikamgarh,Chaatrpur,Chitrakoot)
non government organizations including farmers who have been committed for
natural farming attended this workshop.
These following some issues discussed in workshop,
Lokbharti is the implementing agency for this program
Selected centers will be getting direct support from
institutions I.e. IIT,s, ICAR, IIM,s
Strategy to be finalized to implement Unnat Bharat
program in Bundelkhand
Core Team has been finalized to implement program at
Village action plan will be finalized before next meeting
linkage of IGFRI , KVK, Agriculture dpt. and other govt.
institution in this program
Series of workshop and meetings to be organised.
Program has been inaugurated with speech of Director IGFRI
Mr. P.K. Ghose, he assured to all farmers and organizations to provide all kind
of support from IGFRI also he has presented about the new innovation on fodder
after that ADG UP Police Mr. Modi presented several low cost techniques and
method on water well recharge and revival, Mr.Modi who is doing great job in
field of water harvesting and management in Bundelkhand from last many years.
Farmers shared their experience on current situation and problem whatever they
are facing in terms of inputs, investment , profitability .
SGSS will work as coordinator among organization and nodal
agencies, govt. officials and will act as secretariat.
Work will be initiated on priority basis in village action
plan. Govt. dpt. KVK, scientists have been committed to provide technical
support. Field task has been given to field coordinator before March.
Forma team was announced who will be working to implement the
activities under the program.
*About Unnat Bharat Abhiyan- *
*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 conceptualized 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.
Based on area/village identification, the Unnat Bharat Cells
in the Institutes will develop strategies for problem and resource mapping and
developing a holistic development plan with clear inputs and measurable outcomes
and time lines. The emphasis should be on working issues back from the field,
including problem-definition and then evolving appropriate
technologies converging for rural development. A suggestive list, for example
*Natural resource management:* water and
watersheds, soil, bio-diversity.
*Economic Productivity* through appropriate
technologies for sustainable agriculture and agro-processing; natural and
organic farming, animal husbandry, watershed management, low cost
bio-fertilizers production, natural and organic cultivation, processing of
medicinal and aromatic plants, horticulture/agro-forestry.
*Entrepreneurship and Skill development* including
establishing multipurpose service-cum-training centers in rural areas and
encouraging value chain processes from research to productisation,
establishment of Rural Technology Park. Skilling can also be a significant
*Physical Infrastructure*: rural housing, drinking
water, improved sanitation, low-cost toilets, renewable energy, rural and
*Frugal technology for rural livelihood and employment*:
artisanal technology and rural industries.
*Rural electronics and IT: e-governance/ICT*
enabling grass-root initiatives including development of village information
network. Computerized support system and database for use by local
communities in effective planning and access to technology in the areas of
health, sanitation, sustainable agriculture, education, watershed
*Social and institutional infrastructure development*
such as Health, Education, Public Transport, PDS.
*Swachh Bharat Abhiyan* can be a major platform
for converging technologies across sectors.
By: *Ashish Purohit*
(Shiva Gramodyog Sewa Sansthan, Jhansi)