Minister reviews progress of meeting of Institute of Eminence

On February 24, 2020, the Union Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal chaired a high-level meeting to review the progress of Institutes of Eminence.

Highlights

The following decision were taken at the meeting

  • The Institutes of Eminence shall invite professors and foreign faculties in order to deepen interface between the institutes in the country and other recognized institutes
  • The Institute of Eminence are to be given open access to research journals
  • The institutes shall adopt model villages under Unnat Bharat Scheme.

Unnat Bharat Scheme

Unnat Bharat Scheme was launched to promote development in the rural areas. The scheme aims to address the increasing inequity in the rural areas due to ecological degradation.

It is important to focus on model villages under the scheme as 70% of the villages live in rural India. Though majority of the population lives in rural areas, their contribution towards GDP is only 17%. Therefore, it is important to bring up more such measures to increase their GDP contribution.

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