MoU signed between MPUAT and ICICI Satat Aajeevika Society (RSETI) to expand the scope of livelihood opportunities among the rural farmers
ICICI Rural Self Employment Training Institute, Udaipur has been promoting self-employment by providing free skill training to the youth since 2011, this institution has been recognized as India's top performing RSETI for consecutive eight years. In the year 2020, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur has been ranked first among the agricultural universities of Rajasthan, and has also been included in the list of leading universities of the country.
ICICI Rural Self Employment Training Institute and Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology (MPUAT), Udaipur have been working together for the last many years for capacity building of rural farmers of Udaipur district. To take up this collaboration to next level both the institutions i.e. ICICI Satat Aajeevika Society (ICICI Rural Self Employment Training Institute), Udaipur and Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) through online medium today on 05 January 2021to take forward and provide key knowledge and learning to the farmer’s community. The importance of this collaboration becomes more relevant today when the world is going through unprecedented times and rural economic has be effect the most. This association will expand the scope oflivelihood opportunities among the rural farmer’s community.
On the occasion dignitaries from both the sides were present which included,Mr. Anuj Agarwal –President ICICI Satat Aajeevika Society, Dr. Narendra Singh Rathore - Vice Chancellor - MPUAT, Udaipur, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Choudhary - Director ICICI RSETIs, Mrs. Kavita Pathak- Registrar, Dr. S.K. Sharma – Director (Research), Dr. S.L. Mundra – Director (Extension Education), Dr. Ram Avatar Kaushik - Professor, Dr. Indrajit Mathur - Coordinator – all from MPUAT. Mr. Devendra Singh - Joint Director and Mr. Ram Gopal Samota, Program Manager from ICICI RCETI, Udaipur were also present through online medium.
The scope of the MoU has been broadened so that rural farmers can get maximum benefit and their income increases. In this partnership, ICICI Sustainable Livelihood Society (ICICI RSETI) will provide training to the farmers and MPUAT will provide technical know-how and experts. Through this collaboration promotion of best practices in farming will be promoted in the Mewar region, such as - Organic Farming, Quality improvement of local crops, agro processing, marketing of local agricultural produce. Training will be given to the farmers to adopt the use of smart technology so that they are prepared for climate change. This participation becomes even more important in view of these global anomalous situations.
The program was conducted by Ms. Priyanka Bhandari while the vote of thanks was extended by Devender Singh, Joint director, ICICI RSETI, Udaipur.