Ramesh Pokhriyal appreciated IIT Delhi’s progress under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal held a review meeting regarding the progress of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme (UBA) through video conferencing on November 20. Pokhriyal stressed that UBA should be instrumental in sensitising the school teachers regarding National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, and highlighted the need for a portal, which will serve as an interactive platform for different institutions where they can share success stories and motivate each other.
Pokhriyal appreciated the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi for the progress made under UBA. He said that under the scheme, higher education institutions are connecting with the society and villages, helping the students and faculty gain practical knowledge and traditional wisdom. The scheme also aims to identify innovative technologies, devise implementation methods and enable customisation of technologies for the betterment of people, he added.
I appreciate the work being coordinated by @iitdelhi under UBA. Under the scheme, HEIs in India are connecting with society & getting practical knowledge & traditional wisdom. pic.twitter.com/PKWDbCiqp5— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) November 20, 2020
Pokhriyal directed to identify three to five core issues common amongst all the villages and few issues based on local conditions and asked the participating institutions to work on these. He emphasised that efforts be made to maximise the number of HEIs under the scheme in order to benefit more villages.
Chaired a meeting with different stakeholders to review the progress of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme (UBA) today. pic.twitter.com/OGC8QZF0PN— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) November 20, 2020
In the meeting, UBA Prof VK Vijay apprised about the progress made under the scheme so far. He mentioned that UBA covers a network of more than 2,600 participating institutions with over 14,000 villages. He further mentioned that 4,650 village level survey data and 4,75,702 household level survey data is available on the web portal of UBA.
Pokhriyal suggested to carry out a state-wise study and to set targets regarding the parameters under UBA such as improvement in literacy, healthcare among others.
UBA 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.
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