Union Education Minister holds a review meeting on the progress of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme (UBA) through video conferencing.


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 Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) launched UBA.


  1. To connect institutions of higher education, including Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Science Education &
    Research (IISERs), etc. with local communities to address the development challenges through appropriate technologies.
  2. The Mission of the scheme 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.
  3. 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.

The technological interventions under the UBA cover different subjects broadly categorized as follows:

  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Water resource management
  • Artisans, industries and livelihood
  • Basic amenities (infrastructure & services) and rural energy system
  • With the interventions in the above-mentioned areas, various new and old technologies have been developed which have transformed the living conditions in villages.
  • Some of the technological interventions done under the scheme are:
  • Mushroom Cultivation done in Gendikata cluster (IIT Delhi)
  • Environment Controlled Automated Green House For High Valued Agro Produce (HVPM College of Engineering and Technology, Amravati)
  • Safe Drinking Water (NIT Manipur and IIT Jodhpur) 
  • Paper bag making (BITS Mesra)
  • Pattal crockery making (NIT Hamirpur)
  • Cloth Bag making (Fatima College, Madurai)
  • Revamping of Govt. schools in Vrindavan Cluster (IIT Delhi)
  • Improved Pottery Kiln in Farrukhnagar cluster (IIT Delhi)
  • Thread winding machine for weavers (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Etcherla, AP)
  • Agriculture drone system (Santhiram Engineering College, Nandyal, AP) 


  1. Currently under the scheme, 13072 villages have been adopted by 2474 Institutes.
  2. The technological interventions under the UBA cover different subjects broadly categorized like in the area of sustainable agriculture; water resource management; artisans, industries and livelihood; basic amenities (infrastructure & services) and rural energy system.
  3. This has transformed the living conditions in villages and has been beneficial for rural India.


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