Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 (Important) (Download PDF)


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Higher Education Institutions of Human Resource Development Ministry under its flagship program – Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) 2.0 will participate in Gram Sabhas. IIT Delhi is designated to function as National Coordinating Institute for this program.

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  • 688 institutions are selected on Challenge Mode (426 technical & 262 non- technical) which are reputed Higher Educational Institutes (both public & private) of country, which have adopted 3555 villages for their development thru UBA.
  • IIT Delhi is organizing 5 Gram Sabhas in its adopted village Panchayats.

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0


  • Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is inspired by vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build architecture of Inclusive India.


  • To enable higher educational institutions to work w/people of rural India in identifying development challenges & evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth.


  • To create virtuous cycle b/w society & inclusive academic system by providing knowledge & practices for emerging professions & to upgrade capabilities of both public & pvt. sectors in responding to development needs of rural India.


  • To build understanding of development agenda w/i institutes of Higher Education & institutional capacity & training relevant to national needs, especially those of rural India.

  • To re-emphasize need for field work, stake-holder interactions & design for societal objectives as basis of higher education.

  • To stress on rigorous reporting & useful outputs as central to developing new professions.

  • To provide rural India & regional agencies w/access to professional resources of institutes of higher education, especially those that have acquired academic excellence in field of science, engineering & technology, & management.

  • To improve development outcomes as consequence of this research. To develop new professions & new processes to sustain & absorb outcomes of research.

  • To foster new dialogue w/i larger community on science, society & environment & to develop sense of dignity & collective destiny.

Major Areas of Intervention for Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0

There are 2 major domains:

  • Human development

  • Material (economic) development

These domains need to be developed in integrated way.

Major components of 2 domains are given below & illustrated

Human Development

  • Health

  • Education & culture

  • Values & perception development

  • Skills & entrepreneurship

Material (Economic) Development

  • Organic agriculture & cow-based economy

  • Water management & conservation

  • Renewable energy sources

  • Artisans & rural industries

  • Development & harnessing of local natural resources

  • Basic amenities

  • E-support (IT - enabling)

- Published/Last Modified on: October 15, 2018

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