Kamrup villages are selected for village planning. In a first in the country, the government has joined hands with Indian Institute of Technology to work on implementing the concept of planning of villages. They selected two Kamrup villages (rural).
Kamrup Villages Chosen For Village Planning
“Rural development is critical for us. If India wants to become a $5 trillion economy, we need to solve the problems in its villages. For the first time in India, the government, teaming up with top IITs, has come up with planning of villages,” said IIT Guwahati director TG Sitharam.
TG Sitharam was addressing the valedictory session of a capacity-building programme on research and training-learning process for the faculty in social sciences at the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya. It is noted that the short-term planning is for five years, while the long-term planning is for 25 years.
“IIT Guwahati has selected two villages from Kamrup (rural) district of Assam in the initial stage. We are finding out the prime locations or properties in the villages, exploring aspects such as solid waste management in the villages and water supply to households,” he concluded.