Education institutions to adopt villages for development

Leading higher education institutions will adopt villages, carry out field studies and come up with developmental solutions which could be implemented by district authorities under a unique initiative planned by the central government, reports PTI.

According to officials, secretaries of the ministries of human resource development, rural development and Panchayati Raj recently signed a memorandum of understanding under the 'Unnat Bharat Abhiyan' programme, which aims to connect knowledge institutions with rural development processes through adoption of village clusters. The programme is being implemented in 92 districts in Phase I.

After field study, engagement with the local community and assessment of requirements for quality living, the knowledge inputs of education institutions could be incorporated into the Gram Panchayat Development Plans that can be considered for implementation by district authorities.
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