With a vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India and to connect institutes of higher education with local communities to address the development changes of rural India through participatory processes and appropriate technologies for accelerating sustainable agricultural growth it is felt that it is befitting to start a new scheme “Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana” under of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, implemented by Education Division of ICAR. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay encouraged self-reliance in food grains. He emphasized decentralization of the economy to empower local communities to make economic and developmental choices. He created a model for rural development based on self-reliance to boost economic prosperity in several hundred villages. 100 farmers training centers across the country have been identified on the basis of knowledge, skill, ability and experiences related to Organic Farming, Natural Farming and Cow based Economy and having facilities to conduct training programmes. The scheme has the following objectives:

1. To build skilled Human Resource at village level relevant to national needs towards organic farming and sustainable agriculture.

2. Provide rural India with professional support in the field of Organic Farming/Natural Farming/Rural Economy/Sustainable Agriculture.

3. To extend other activities of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana at village level through these established centres.

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