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The conceptualization of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan started with the initiative of a group of dedicated faculty members of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi working for long in the area of rural development and appropriate technology. The concept was nurtured through wide consultation with the representatives of a number of technical institutions, Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) coordinators, voluntary organizations and government agencies, actively involved in rural development work, during a National workshop held at IIT Delhi in September, 2014. The workshop was sponsored by Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India. The program was formally launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in presence of The President of India on 11th Novembter, 2014.
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.
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.
- UBA program commenced from September 2019 in BVRIT.
- Conducted nearly 1000 household surveys in 5 villages covering almost 85 per cent of the population of the adopted villages.
- Swatch Bharat program, a central government initiative was taken up in the adopted villages.
- Gram Sabha was organized marking the Republic Day celebrations was conducted in all the adopted villages to know the issues.
- Necessities were distributed to the migrant labour and villagers during the lockdown declared by the government in March 2020.
- Awareness program on COVID-19 and precautions to be taken to combat the spread of virus was taken up in adopted villages.
- Organized a National Webinar on the theme “National Education Policy – 2020” on 29-09-2020 as part of Unnat Bharat Abiyan (UBA). 247 registrations received from faculty members, school teachers and students from all over India.
- The Primary school in Ramachandrapur village was renovated with new wall painting under UBA implementation.
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.
B. V. Raju Institute of Technology, Narsapur inaugurated Unnat Bharat Abhiyan program in September 2019. The program aimed at providing necessary support in carrying out village development programs by involving the stakeholders.
BVRIT, Narsapur UBA Team with Principal & Coordinator
Meeting of UBA Coordinator with District Collector Sri Dharma Reddy
Students in field visit in Reddipalli, Narsapur
Student collecting as part of household survey
Household survey in Ramachandrapuram, Narsapur
Students collecting household data from Lingapur Village
Organized Grama Sabha on 28-01-2020 at Lingapur village