Five villages have been adopted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. The initiative has been launched by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) to advance rural India.
“As part of the initiative, we will ensure the overall development of Hridayapur, Baikanthpur, Ishwariganj, Pratappur Hari and Saxupurva villages, situated on the outskirts,” said IIT-K professor Sandeep Sangal, reported Hindustan Times.
Along with senior professors, IIT-K students will aid villagers in solving the clean water crisis. Besides, they will teach them the recycling process for treating waste water.
Apart from that the farmers would be skilled about the use of solar energy, cleanliness and use of modern technologies for farming.
The IIT-K has decided to provide all help for the development of these villages, said Chief development officer (CDO) Arun Kumar. According to Dr Reeta Singh of IIT-K, a large number of problems in these villages would be solved by introducing latest technologies.
Under the initiative, other educational institutes would also take part in ensuring the development of the villages they decide to adopt.