Union government’s flagship program, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) will soon be launched in 11 districts of Rajasthan.
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan envisions transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India.
Under the program, the knowledge base and resources of the premier institutions of the country will be leveraged to bring in a transformational change in the rural developmental process by creating a vibrant relationship between the society and the higher educational institutes.
The programme will help in identifying developmental challenges and evolve appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth.
UBA is started by the ministry of human resources and development and the HRD ministry has identified IIT Delhi as the national coordinating institution (NCI). For better coordination and quick action, NCI has identified some regional coordinating institutes (RCI). In Rajasthan, MNIT Jaipur has been identified as the RCI.
The role of RCI is to facilitate, mentor and monitor the activities of the participating institutions on a regular basis and to promote & facilitate UBA network in the designated region of the state.
Now, MNIT Jaipur in partnership with IIT Delhi, will explore the possibilities to boost livelihood opportunities and income generation for rural communities.
The 11 districts of Rajasthan where UBA will soon be launched are Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bundi, Dausa, Dhaulpur, Jaipur, Karauli, Sawai Madhopur, Tonk and Sikar.
Secretary at the department of higher and technical education (HTE) has recently directed the principals of government and private colleges in all the 11 districts to connect with the mission for the economic and social betterment of rural communities.
In Rajasthan, about 126 institutions have joined the mission for development of about 590 villages.