Science For Equity
Empowerment and Development (SEED)
"Working for technological
empowerment and sustainable livelihoods at the grass root levels"
For Equity Empowerment and Development has the broad objectives of providing
opportunities to motivated scientists and field level workers to take up action
oriented and location specific projects aiming towards socio-economic upliftment
of poor and disadvantaged sections of the society through appropriate science
and technology interventions especially in the rural areas. Under this program
efforts have been made to associate concerned National Labs or other specialist
S&T institutions with each major program so as to build-in expert input, utilize
national S&T infrastructure and link it up with grassroots S&T interventions/initiatives.
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Major Achievements &
- Integrated Mission on S&T Driven Sustainable Development of Scheduled Caste Population to initiate an S&T driven programme with the aim to provide S&T solutions to address issues/prolems of this community thereby enhancing the quality of life.
- Long term support to
strengthen S&T based voluntary groups as centres of excellence in rural areas;
- Rural & Women Technology Parks
set up for technological empowerment & capacity building of rural poor &
village development with appropriate S&T intervention and watershed
- Technology Interventions for Disabled and Elderly
(TIDE): To promote research, development and adaptation of technology for
improving quality of life for benefit of Elderly population in the country.
Interventions Involving Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs):
Programme initiated involving active participation of the students and
teachers of selected Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) in village development
using S&T based solutions.
- Technology Intervention
for Mountain Eco-systems (TIME) programme for alternative livelihoods in mountain
areas including NE.
- Coordinated Programmes
at different geographical locations:
- Medicinal plants cultivation and
processing to benefit SC/ST community;
- Dissemination of state of the
art technologies in sericulture for SC/ST communities;
- Programme on improved
fodder cultivation to involve and benefit rural women;
- Bio Integrated
Organic Farm Management (BIOFARM) to benefit small & marginal farmers.
Programme Non-Edible Oils (AICRP-NEO) for gainful utilization of Non-Edible Oils
(NEO) bearing plants under diverse field conditions.
NGO's, and research institutions to provide technological solutions to location
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For Equity Empowerment and Society Program (SEED)
Dr. D R Prasada Raju
Science For Equity Empowerment and Develiopment (SEED)
Department of Science & Technology,
New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi-110 016.
Tele: 011-26868242, 011-26590296
Email: drpraju at nic dot in