On 29th July 2020, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR), Unnat Bharat Abhiyan-Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (UBA-IITD) and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA), New Delhi signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide access to CSIR rural technologies for Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) and is expected to lay the foundation for cooperation and joint action in the area of UBA for rural development of India.
Shekhar Mande, Director General of CSIR & Secretary of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research(DSIR), Virendra Kumar Vijay, National Coordinator, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Jayant Jahasrabudhe and Praveen Ramdas from VIBHA and other professors at the Centre for Rural Development and Technology (CRDT), Dr. Sunil. K. Khare, Dean, CRDT, IIT Delhi; Professor Vivek Kumar and Dr Priyanka Kaushal, CRDT, IIT Delhi, Prof. Ranjana Aggarwal, Director CSIR-NISTADS were present during the signing of the MoU.
Objective of MoU:
To adopt the CSIR rural technologies and related educational institutes in line with the targets of the people to support the initiatives like UBA and VIBHA.
Features of MoU:
i.The MoU enables an adequate structural network, an essential requirement for the implementation of UBA across the nation.
ii.The network is also essential to achieve the collaborative synergy among the concerned ministries, district administration, local Panchayat Raj Institutes (PRIs), voluntary organizations and the institutions that participate with UBA.
iii.The MoU enables the access of the technologies and products developed by CSIR in collaboration with various stakeholders for the people across the nation.
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan:
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is a flagship programme under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) with a vision for the transformational change in the process of rural development with the support of educational institutes to build the framework of an inclusive India.
Vijnana Bharati is a science body linked with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
President- Narendra Modi
Vice President- Harsh Vardhan
Director General– Shekhar C. Mande
Headquarters- New Delhi
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