Adarsh Samaj - NGO India, Faridabad
NGO in Faridabad
Regd. Office:
Adarsh Samaj Sahyog Samiti
909, Sector-9,
Faridabad-121006, Haryana, India
Phone: 9717079558 ,9873342449

Centre of Technology for Sustainable Development
UTTHAN-2005 at Lingaya’s Institute Of Management & Technology (LIMAT) Nachauli, Old Faridabad- Jasana Road Faridabad on February 18-20, 2005
Seminar on Sustainable Rural Development
Theme:Technology Initiatives for the Development of Rural masses.
Summary of Seminar
The seminar was attended by nearly 186 participants including 102 eminent scientists, technologist, bureaucrats, academician, Social workers and Sarpanch, 60 farmers and 24 participants from LIMAT. Seminar was inaugurated by Prof. Sampat Singh, Finance Minister, Haryana. Sh. J.C. Srivastava, Former Vice Chancellor, Chitrakut University and Sh. N.R. Raje, Director IOC, R&D Faridabad graced the occasion with their presence. Twenty six papers were presented by eminent experts of the different field of the work in the country during six technical sessions. Two interactive sessions was also organized for the benefits of farmers.

Some of the topics discussed and few potential concepts are summarized belows-

It was based on organic and advanced farming in which knowledge was given to the farmers by Dr. R.P. Singh, Dr. T.P. Trivedi and Dr. Ranbir Singh from Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, New Delhi.

It was based on Rural Entrepreneurship and Dairy Farming in which knowledge was given to the farmers by Dr. Anita Jhamtani (IARI, Pusa, New Delhi), Dr. V. K. Sharma (IARI, Pusa, New Delhi), Dr. G. C. Yadav (Indian Institute of Agriculture Engineering, Bhopal) and Dr. V. K. Vijay from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.

Themes on which Keynote papers were presented are as follows:
Rural development (4 papers were presented)
Water, Energy and Land are the most basic requirements for the rural development. Issues related to water management, alternative sources of energy for farmers and land conservation and development were discussed.
Entrepreneurship development in Agriculture (6 papers were presented)
Issues related to the entrepreneurship development in Agriculture and the qualities to become a successful entrepreneur were discussed. A list of improved farm implements and machines available for seed bed preparation and advanced agriculture implements for rural women was also given. Technology for the manufacturing of low cost Sanitary napkins was also mentioned in detail.
Organic and Biodynamic Farming (4 papers were presented)
Recent development in production and uses of bio-manure and pesticides in IPM under NATP umbrella and NCIPM efforts were discussed. Advantages and objectives of Organic farming for the farmers were presented. The problems faced during the organic farming and their solutions were also presented. Biodynamic or Bio farming which is also known as Rishi-Krishi is holistic science of Indian lifestyle and biosphere management having ample diversity, flexibility, accessibility and affordability with no side effects. The increasing concerns for environmental, social and economic impact of poisonous chemical, petro-products and exotics can be reduced by adopting Biodynamic. .
Development and use of Biogas and Bio-diesel (6 papers were presented)
Papers were presented on potential of Bio fuels for the development of rural areas, Biomass Gasifier systems for decentralized rural applications. Indian Oil’s efforts for oil security through Bio-diesel from Jatropa and its socio-economic aspects were also given. Technique of plantation of Jatropa along with wheat crop was discussed. Commercialization of Bio-diesel in socio-economic context of India was also presented.
Rural Health and Hygiene (2 papers were presented)
Health is the most important wealth of any human being. The state of rural health problems is subject related to poverty, lack of education, poor sanitation and environment neglect by or non available health care system. Various rules were given which can be followed to maintain good health. Lot of issues related to the rural health problems, disease pattern in rural and urban area, and the ways in which communities can participate to identify the factors which lead to the diseases and how to eliminate them, were discussed.

Key note papers were also presented on Animal energy and opportunity for employment of rural masses, Integrated rural dairy system and Sustainable development-Man and nature.
Free medical camp
A free medical camp was organized for health check-up of nearby villagers. Expert medical team of Escorts Medical centre and Research centre, Faridabad examined the health of nearly 200 villagers of the nearby villages.
An exhibition on solar system, dairy based products, agriculture based products, energy conservation by PCRA, works related to rural development by NRDC and social organization related materials was organized.