Vigyan – Gaon Ki Aur is an outreach skilling program for the rural people in nearby rural areas
of CSIR-CEERI Pilani. The primary focus will be on technology awareness, demonstration
and popularization, along with skilling of rural folk on technologies developed by CSIRCEERI. The program, Vigyan – Gaon Ki Aur, will be a one-week program, conducted
throughout the year on a continual basis targeting the Gram panchayats of Jhunjhunu District
of Rajasthan, initially.
It is strongly felt that proactive outreach programs are required for proliferation of science and
technology to the rural areas. Also the R&D work done by CSIR Labs that touches the rural
life needs to taken to their doorstep through awareness campaign and their popularization
through demonstration. It is also felt that the main hurdle for skill training in villages is of
reaching out, educating and motivating the rural youth, and eventually creating job opportunity
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for them. This becomes even more pertinent for the post-pandemic economic recovery of the
country. In this direction, CSIR-CEERI has taking this initiative through this programme,
Vigyan – Gaon Ki Aur, i.e., taking science towards the villages.
To implement the programme, a Mobile Science Van will be procured/ assembled that will be
equipped with Products/Technologies developed by CSIR-CEERI in recent times. The
technologies such as on Motor, Pump, Solar Tree/Lamp, LED Lamp, RO Water assembly,
Milk/Food Adulteration etc. will be showcased as these directly impact the rural life and their
livelihood.
The products/technologies will be demonstrated and popularized through this outreach
programme. Also the youth from a village cluster under a Gram panchayat would be given the
skill training on technologies developed by CSIR-CEERI. We plan to take up the nearby
villages/ Gram panchayats of Jhunjhunu District of Rajasthan, initially. The programme is to
be formally launch on the upcoming National Science Day on February 28.