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Work on low-cost technologies for rural use: Deshmukh

Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has said the focus of innovators should be to reach out to the people in rural areas with models which are locally appropriate.



New Delhi: Underlining the need to work for
innovation in low cost technologies for the welfare of rural
masses, Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has said the focus of
innovators should be to reach out to the people in rural
areas with models which are locally appropriate.

He was addressing the 55th executive committee meeting
of the Council for Advancement of Peoples Action and Rural
Technology (CAPART) yesterday.

Deshmukh asserted that CAPART should strive hard to
ensure people`s participation and partnership with NGOs for
effective implementation of government`s programmes and that
the need of the hour is to strengthen the regional committees
of CAPART so that region specific and local issues can be
addressed, officials said.

The rural development minister highlighted the need to
have a convergence of different rural development schemes so
that the development works in the villages are sustainable and
environment friendly.

DG, CAPART Mohammad Haleem Khan said that it is high
time the organisation is strengthened to achieve the goals for
which it was designed.

He called upon the EC members to play a proactive role
in developing the programmes and disseminating the locally
appropriate technologies which can be of help to the people in
rural areas.

He emphasised the need to enhance the number of
Technology Resource Centres and enhance the financial support
to make them sustainable in the long run.

The agenda for the 55th meeting included among others
the confirmation of the minutes of previous meeting held on
December 8, 2010, the performance report of CAPART for
2010-11, Memorandum submitted by PM by National confederation
of Dalit Organisation, Proposals to promote research in the
third sector, Establishment of Gram Shree e-mails, Technology
upgradation for Enterprises in the unorganised sector as
approved by the Planning Commission, Establishment of more
Technology Resource Centre(TRCs).

CAPART was formed in 1986 by amalgamating two agencies
the `Council for Advancement of Rural Technology` (CART) and
People`s Action for Development India.

PTI

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