Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
- Vision, Mission & Goals
- Themes of UBA
- UBA Advisory Committee
- Programs Under UBA
ABOUT UNNAT BHARAT ABHIYAN (UBA)
As foreseen by Gandhi Ji in his seminal work, ‘Hind Swaraj’, the western developmental paradigm, based on centralized technologies and urbanization, has given rise to serious problems like increasing inequity (leading to crime and violence), and climate change due to rapid ecological degradation. To ameliorate these problems, it is necessary to promote development of rural areas in tune with Gandhian vision of self-sufficient ‘village republics’, based on local resources and using decentralized, eco-friendly technologies so that the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, sanitation, health care, energy, livelihood, transportation, and education are locally met. This should be the vision of holistic development of villages. Presently, 70% of the population in India lives in rural areas engaged in agrarian economy with agriculture and allied sector employing 51% of the total work-force but accounting for only 17% of the country’s GDP. There are huge developmental disconnects between the rural and urban sectors such as inequity in health, education, incomes and basic amenities as well as employment opportunities - all causing great discontent and large-scale migration to urban areas. The imperatives of sustainable development which are being felt more and more acutely all over the world also demand eco-friendly development of the villages and creation of appropriate employment opportunities locally. Increasing urbanization is neither sustainable nor desirable. So far, our professional higher education institutions have largely been oriented to cater to the mainstream industrial sector and, barring a few exceptions, have hardly contributed directly to the development of the rural sector. Unnat Bhārat Abhiyān (UBA) is a much needed and highly challenging initiative in this direction.
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 Education (MoE) (formerly Ministry Human Resource Development (MHRD)) in presence of The President of India on 11th November, 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.
- 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.
THEMES OF UBA
- Organic Farming
- Water Management
- Renewable Energy
- Artisans, Industries and Livelihood
- Basic Amenities
UNNAT BHARAT ABHIYAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
|1||Dr. (Smt) J. S. Kawalekar||Principal & Chairman|
|2||Dr. Sathisha M.P.||IQAC Coordinator|
|3||Shri H. N. Bannur||Coordinator|
|4||Shri A. S. Pujar||Member|
|5||Dr. Shivanand Bulbuli||Member|
|6||Smt. M. C. Hunashibeej||Member|
AWARENESS PROGRAM TO AVOID THE USE OF SINGLE USE PLASTICS
K.L.E Society’s Raja Lakhamagouda Science Institute (Autonomous) Belagavi organized the awareness program to avoid the use of single use plastics under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan on 12th April, 2022 at Navalgatti village. Shri H. N. Bannur, NSS Officer, Dr. S. M. Bulbuli, NCC Officer other staff and NSS volunteers were present during the occasion.
TREE PLANTATION PROGRAMME
K.L.E Society’s Raja Lakhamagouda Science Institute (Autonomous) Belagavi, organized Tree Plantation Programme under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan on 13th August, 2022 at Fularkoppa village. Prof A. S. Pujar, Head, Department of Physics, Shri V. K. Ganiger, Shri H. N. Bannur, NSS Officer, Dr. S. M. Bulbuli, NCC Officer other staff and NSS volunteers were present during the occasion.
CLEAN INDIA AWARENESS PROGRAMME
K.L.E Society’s Raja Lakhamagouda Science Institute (Autonomous) Belagavi, organized Clean India Awareness Program under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan on 13th August, 2022 at Marikatti village. Shri H. N. Bannur, NSS Officer, Dr. S. M. Bulbuli, NCC Officer other staff and NSS volunteers were present during the event.
COVID-19 PANDEMIC AWARENESS PROGRAMME
K.L.E Society’s Raja Lakhamagouda Science Institute (Autonomous) Belagavi, organized Covid-19 pandemic awareness program under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan on 13th August, 2022 at Shigihalli Kariyat Sampagaon village. Shri H. N. Bannur, NSS Officer and NSS volunteers were present during the event.
AWARENESS ON USE OF LED TUBES AND BULBS
K.L.E Society’s Raja Lakhamagouda Science Institute (Autonomous) Belagavi, organized awareness program among the villagers about usage of LED bulbs and tubes under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan on 13th August, 2022 at Navalgatti village. Prof A. S. Pujar, Head, Department of Physics, Shri V. K. Ganiger, Shri H. N. Bannur, NSS Officer, Dr. S. M. Bulbuli, NCC Officer other staff and NSS volunteers were present during awareness program.