Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0

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Context:

  • Higher Education Institutions of Human Resource Development Ministry under its flagship program – Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) 2.0 will participate in Gram Sabhas to be organised on the occasion of Independence Day 2018. 

Background:

  • Under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) 2.0-a flagship program of MHRD, IIT Delhi has been designated to function as the National Coordinating Institute for this program.

Vision

  • 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.

Mission

  • The Mission of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is to enable higher educational institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth.
  • It also aims to create a virtuous cycle between society and an inclusive academic system by providing knowledge and practices for emerging professions and to upgrade the capabilities of both the public and the private sectors in responding to the development needs of rural India.

Goals

  • To build an understanding of the development agenda within institutes of Higher Education and an institutional capacity and training
    relevant to national needs, especially those of rural India.
  • To re-emphasize the need for field work, stake-holder interactions and design for societal objectives as the basis of higher education.
  • To stress on rigorous reporting and useful outputs as central to developing new professions.
  • To provide rural India and regional agencies with access to the professional resources of the institutes of higher education,
    especially those that have acquired academic excellence in the field of science, engineering and technology, and management.
  • To improve development outcomes as a consequence of this research. To develop new professions and new processes to sustain and absorb the outcomes of research.
  • To foster a new dialogue within the larger community on science, society and the environment and to develop a sense of dignity and
    collective destiny.

  1.  Major Areas of Intervention

In order to move towards the holistic development of the villages, there are two major domains, i.e. 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.

  1. Human development
  • Health
  • Education and culture
  • Values and perception development
  • Skills and entrepreneurship

  1. Material (economic) development
  • Organic agriculture and cow-based economy
  • Water management and conservation
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Artisans and rural industries
  • Development and harnessing of local natural resources
  • Basic amenities
  • E-support (IT – enabling)