Rural Development in India is one of the most important factors for the growth of the Indian economy. India is primarily an agriculture-based country. Agriculture contributes nearly one-fifth of the gross domestic product in India. In order to increase the growth of agriculture, the Government has planned several programs pertaining to Rural Development in India. Rural development in India has witnessed several changes over the years in its emphasis, approaches, strategies and programmes. It has assumed a new dimension and perspectives as a consequence.

The capacity and quality of agriculture and allied disciplines must be improved in order to increase agricultural productivity through better skilled graduates and technicians, innovative research, and market-based extension linked to technologies and practices. The preparation of professionals in agriculture and veterinary sciences through programmes integrated with general education will be increased sharply.

Rural development can be richer and more meaningful only through the participation of clienteles of development. Just as implementation is the touchstone for planning, people’s participation is the centre-piece in rural development. People’s participation is one of the foremost pre-requisites of development process both from procedural and philosophical perspectives. For the development planners and administrators it is important to solicit the participation of different groups of rural people, to make the plans participatory.

Keeping the above aspects in view, the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India conceptualized a mission called Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG). The RuTAG was conceived as a mechanism to provide a higher level of S&T intervention and support. This intervention, which is essentially demand-driven, could be for technology up-gradation, hi-tech delivery, technology training and demonstration or through any other innovative method. Specific training programmes are also sponsored by RuTAG.

The entities which are to be brought together by RuTAG are:

  • S&T Institutions, S&T NGOs, and voluntary agencies
  • PSUs and Corporate Industrial houses in the private sector committed to rural developments (may be as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities or CSRs).
  • State and Central Government organizations already working for rural development in an area.

RuTAG could provide the mechanism and the support needed for this synergy. Thus, RuTAG is a synergizing and catalysing mechanism, and not a major funding mechanism.

Keeping in pace with the Government of India initiative of RuTAG, Department of Humanities, BBDITM has proposed formation of Rural Development Technology and Planning (RDTP) Cell at Institute level.   


To contribute in achieving Sustainable Technological Development Goals and Rural Entrepreneurship in Rural Sector


  • Formation of self help groups and self employment opportunities to men & women in Rural Areas
  • Technical & social support for utilizing the natural resources like land, water, Forest, Animals & agriculture management, horticulture, cottage industries.
  • Infrastructure development such as approachable roads, housing, hospitals, schools, community hall, marketing.
  • To encourage innovation, startup and patent activities.
  • Giving all organizational support for scientific innovative development of rural villages & entering them the enlightened world.
  • To prohibit alcoholism, drug –addicts and superstition through social awareness.
  • To create suitable environment on the basis of equality and fraternity.
  • In due course, the cell will develop itself as a self sustained body.


  • The cell will conduct survey in different rural areas for identification of problems.
  • The cell will offer field based project in multi disciplinary areas.
  • The cell will provide an open platform for rural technological development.
  • Cell will strengthen rural communities through technological interventions for enabling sustainable livelihood, quality life and healthy environment.
  • The cell will provide trainings in micro finance and develop entrepreneurial skills in rural sector.
  • Cell will organize women & child welfare for down trodden, tribal groups for constructive development.
  • Cell will develop a link between government and rural population by popularizing & action of the government among the rural population.
  • Cell is going to propose an Advisory Board for the future betterment.

RDTP Cell Website Link :


  1. Prof (Dr) Shailendra Singh Chauhan (Chairman)
  2. Dr Pooja Singh (Convener)
  3. Mrs Vibhuti Vishnoi (Coordinator)
  4. Prof D.S. Ray (Hod CE)
  5. Prof Rafik Ahmad (Hod EE/EN)
  6. Dr Shailendra Tahilyani (Hod ECE)
  7. Dr Anurag Tiwari (Hod CSE)
  8. Dr Diwakar Yagyasen (Faculty CSE)
  9. Dr Navin Prakash (Hod IT)
  10. Dr R.N. Yadav (Hod ME)
  11. Dr Richa Tandon (Hod Applied Science)
  12. Dr Manuj Darbari (Convener Research and Development Committee)
  13. Dr Neha Pandey (Member)
  14. Mr Ravi Gupta (Member)
  15. Ms Poonam (Member)


  • Mohd Tauheed Siddqui
  • Sundaram Jaiswal
  • Shiv Gopal Yadav
  • Chandan Yadav
  • Abhisakshi
  • Abhay Sagar
  • Akash Soni
  • Satyam Rastogi
  • Shruti Pandey
  • Chandan Yadav
  • Tanmay Mishra
  • Gaurav Pandey
  • Ritesh Kumar
  • Pranjal Mishra
  • Mukesh Jaiswal

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