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PROCEEDINGS

Objective of the Workshop

     The objective of the Sectoral Workshop was to bring together the various representatives of the industry and have them deliberate on the key sectoral challenges, the possible solutions and what could be the key sectoral Vision for 2025.  
Time & Date:        10:30 – 16:35 Hours, 25th September, 2017
Venue:                  JW Marriot, Bangalore
Mode of Meeting:    Focused
Anchored By:       Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement, GRAAM

Notes of the Meeting

     Ms. Renuka Chidambaram, IAS, Principal Secretary & CEO, Vision 2025 Project Office inaugurated the workshop by briefing the participants on the background for the Vision 2025 document. She explained the approach for the visioning exercise, its objective and how this Vision Document will capture the needs and aspirations of different stakeholders including Citizens (Women, Youth, Senior Citizens, Vulnerable population etc.), Academia, Companies, Civil Societies, Government Departments and others.The inauguration speech was followed by the presentation from GRAAM on the overview of the Rural Development Sector. Later, the participants were divided into groups to discuss the challenges and possible solutions to address them.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Vision

     To create an enabling environment in which people have the opportunities and means to meet their basic needs, human rights and lead a productive creative and happy life; against measurable indicators.

Mission

     Remove the spatial and institutional barriers that prevent, retard and block developmental interventions.

Challenges Solutions
  • Extreme poverty
  • Food & Nutrition deficiency
  • Quality healthcare is unavailable, inaccessible, or unaffordable
  • Low quality and inappropriate education
  • Gender and social inequality
  • Absence of clean water and sanitation
  • Unaffordable & inadequate energy
  • Absence of sustainable, inclusive, full and productive employment opportunity
  • Absence of Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  • Weak institutions, and governance structure
  • Promoting self-help groups by increasing the funding limits from the current INR 2.5 lakh for 20 people
  • Promoting local/regional food and dietary practices. Such as promoting ragi in areas with higher cultivation.
  • Mid-level healthcare provider at sub center level since accessibility and affordability at district or taluk level is difficult
  • Provide customized education for rural region, such as promotion of agriculture and related subjects. Involvement of community engagement for further know-how of subject requirements.
  • Capacity building for gender and social equality.
  • Providing household connection for clean water. At least 2 taps per house. RO water in rural areas is a very good initiative and further strengthening of such initiatives is required.
  • 24*7 electricity to rural regions along with other clean energy sources.
  • Creation and encouraging small scale industrial hubs to improve employment and generate a source of higher income leading to higher savings. Creating awareness of higher savings.
  • Increasing all weather roads connectivity to rural areas
  • Streamlining and integrating various governance and administrative bodies/committees leading to less interference and to avoid over lapping

 

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