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1 VILLAGE ADOPTION PROGRAMME NIFTEM’s Initiative to Link Rural Food Sector to Mainstream Economy Small step to make a giant leap…

2 VILLAGE ADOPTION: THE CONCEPT AND THE TARGET A unique approach to take Food Processing Technologies and NIFTEM’s message to the least developed villages of India

3 Village Adoption: In line with NIFTEM’s Theme Understand village life at Grass root level Knowledge Integration of classroom education and traditional practices. Innovation Reaching the farmers and uplifting them to mainstream levels with help of Food Processing. Outreach

4 VILLAGE ADOPTION: PROGRAMME DETAILS Immediately after joining B. Tech/ M. Tech course, students are divided into groups of 8 to 10. Each group adopts a village anywhere in India and nurses it for the four years they are in B. Tech and two years they are in M. Tech. Students stay in the village two times a year: days each time

5 While in the Village: Students establish a work plan: A long term goal of four years is clearly identified, with a Faculty Mentor Record demographics: assessing problems of villagers Explain concepts: of value addition, preservation of food and reduction of wastages. Organize vital linkages: Village Schools-Krishi Vigyan Kendra-District Administration- Banks etc. Sensitize and train the farmers and local youth Promote entrepreneurship: Encourage farmers and local youth to form producer’s company and establish small Food Processing Units. Catalogue traditional practices: Food processing, preservation / traditional recipes of food, etc.

6 Back to NIFTEM: Write a detailed report Presentation of reports Get academic credits and Awards for the best five teams

7 VILLAGE ADOPTION: Exposes students to ground realities Students study traditional food processing practices and promote future possibilities Students obtain first hand experience of Indian Rural scenario and facilitate the process of integrating the underprivileged sections of our population with the main stream. villagers are benefited by their scientific and Technical knowledge

8 (a) Overall development of the village: Students address the issues at the village level which needs immediate attention. (b) Village-Administration Network: Students work in close co-ordination with the village people and local administration and create an effective network to address the problems faced by villagers. (c) Leadership Roles for Students: Students learn to play leadership roles in assigned areas VILLAGE ADOPTION: MEANS MUCH MORE..

9 Activities Targeted Promoting Good Agricultural Practices Extent of food processing interventions required Sensitize & train the farmers & local youth about Food Processing Encourage Entrepreneurship in food processing Cataloguing of traditional practices of food -production – preservation- recipes, etc. Identification of basic problems people of particular village are facing Teaching village people, village girls,

10 The Programme was initiated in October So far Seven visits have been completed by December About 400 Students (M.Tech+B.tech) 32 Groups 19 States 10

11 NIFTEM’s Pan India Presence in under VAP 1.Andhra Pradesh (1) 2.Bihar (1) 3.Gujarat (1) 4.Haryana (2) 5.Himachal Pradesh (2) 6.Jammu (1) 7.Jharkhand (2) 8.Karnataka (1) 9.Kerala (1) 10.Madhya Pradesh (2) 11.Maharashtra (2) 12.Odisha (1) 13.Punjab (2) 14.Rajasthan (3) 15.Tamilnadu (2) 16.Tripura (1) 17.Uttar Pradesh (5) 18.Uttarakhand (2) 19.West Bengal (2)

12 Name of the Village Block and Sub District/ District/ STATE Kalavacharla Rajahmundry/East Godavari ANDHRA PRADESH Araji Kanchanapur Bidupur, PO: Panapur Dharampur/Vaishali BIHAR KoyliVadodaraGUJARAT GangwaHisarHARYANA Rawalwaas Kala HisarHARYANA NauniShimlaHIMACHAL PRADESH TunnaMandiHIMACHAL PRADESH RakhbaroiVijaypur/ SambhaJAMMU HocherKanke / RanchiJHARKHAND Mangur and Yalgud Belgaum and Kolhapur KARNATAKA and MAHARASHTRA PulincunnuVeliyanad/ AlappuzhaKERALA SimariyaSeoniMADHYA PRADESH BagrodaPhanda/ BhopalMADHYA PRADESH KureBhusaval/JalgaonMAHARASHTRA LathorKaprakhole/ BalangirODISHA vairowalTarn TaranPUNJAB Daroli BhaiMogaPUNJAB Name of the Village Block and Sub District/ District/ STATE AlodaSikarRAJASTHAN JunakhedaJhalarapatan/ JhalawarRAJASTHAN SahanawaliBillothi/Sevar/ BharatpurRAJASTHAN AlanganallurAlanganallur/MaduraiTAMILNADU KallupattaiRajakapattai/DindigulTAMILNADU Shyamaprasad Colony Anandnagar/ Duckli /West Tripura TRIPURA NaglamohanMathuraUTTAR PRADESH Arjunpur Bakshi Ka Talab (PO: Itaunja)/ Lucknow UTTAR PRADESH HussainpurBaliyaUTTAR PRADESH KarkatpurWazirganj/ BadaunUTTAR PRADESH. LaharaHathrasUTTAR PRADESH. GulzarpurUdham singh nagarUTTARAKHAND DeghatAlmoraUTTARAKHAND Dakshin Kalrayar Kuthi Cooch Behar/ Cooch Behar- 2 WEST BENGAL Dakshin Arjunda and Chalkradhabon Gram Panchayat - Chaitanyapur-1/ Block Panskura-1, Midnapore (East) WEST BENGAL Existing Locations under VAP

13 Village Adoption Poster Rally, Gulzarpur, Uttrakhand

14 Gram Jagriti Yatra to Awaken Villagers: Lahra UP

15 House to House Survey: Kurhe, Jalgaon, Maharashtra

16 Networking with District Administration: Arjunpur, UP

17 Interactive lectures for villages at Village Gangwa, Hisar, Haryana

18 Explaining Concepts: Food Processing, Global Warming, Solar energy and More: Kalava Charla, AP

19 Value Addition: Jaggery Unit in Sugarcane Belt: Pirjain, Punjab

20 With Gram Panchayat: Kurhe, Jalgaon, Maharashtra

21 At Angan Wadi, Koyli, Vadhodhra, Gujrat

22 Video CDs as an effective way of delivering the message: Arjunpur, UP

23 Sanitation and Hygiene: Street Play at Karkatpur

24 At Allanganallur, Tamil Nadu

25 At Kalava Charla, AP

26 At Bagroda, Madhya Pradesh

27 At Hocher, Jharkhand

28 At Kurhe, Maharashtra

29 Product preparation with potential Entrepreneur in Dakshin Arjunda, West Bengal

30 Team NIFTEM Interacting with villagers in Anandnagar, West Tripura

31 A challenge facing the Indian food industry is that 69 percent of this sector is unorganized and majority of the people are still not aware and informed of the 'good processing practices', scientific storage practices, value addition techniques and techniques for enhancement of shelf life etc. This is where the Village Adoption Programme is most relevant. VILLAGE ADOPTION: TARGETS UNORGANISED FOOD INDUSTRY

32 Students remain in touch and guide villagers in while back to NIFTEM Many more activities are planned: -Demonstration of scientific facts through games and street corner plays (Nukkad Natak), -Motivating the female residents to schools -Emphasizing hygiene and sanitation through exhibitions -Train farmers and local youth about Food Processing and value addition -Encourage villagers to form producer’s company and establish small Food Processing Units VILLAGE ADOPTION: With a Sharpened Focus in coming year

33 NIFTEM believes In teaching its students that upliftment of India at grass root level is an important social obligation, and Looks forward to coming up with many success stories in this star programme!

34 Thank You..Redefining entrepreneurship in rural food sector


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