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Union ministry shortlists AITSAP report for Gram Panchayat Development Project

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The report by the research cell of Apeejay Institute of Technology – School of Architecture & Planning (AITSAP) for the Gram Panchayat Development Project, Kalonda has been shortlisted by the team of Ministry of Panchyati Raj for presentation to the Honourable Minister. 

With a 25-year vision, the Gram Panchayat Development Plan was done for the village of Kalonda in the block Dadri of District GB Nagar, under the direction of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MOPR).

Recommendations based on first-hand surveys, data provided by the National Informatics Centre, Dronography, and advanced assessment and testing techniques undertaken by the AITSAP Research faculty for Kalonda were accepted by the Government of India for implementation in February 2021.

The survey team was headed and the report conceptualised by Professor Anand Khatri under the mentorship of AITSAP Director Professor Vivek Sabherwal. 

The report is a great step forward, says Professor Vivek Sabherwal. “Our report for Kalonda Village in Dadri in G.B. Nagar is a great step towards empowering our Gram Panchayats and I am happy that the MOPR gave us this opportunity to bring about planning opportunities for this small village and entrusted upon us immense responsibility in the challenging times of the pandemic. We formed a small team lead by Professor Anand Khatri who worked tirelessly along with other team members and with the help of our stakeholders, local and district level Panchayati Raj officials and well guided by Jt. Secretary Shri KS Sethi and his team from ISRO and NICS. Incidentally, our report and presentation was found the best among 16 reputed institutes across the country who were assigned this responsibility.”

The Ministry of Panchayati Raj has taken up the task at the right time, says Professor Khatri: “The world today knows that despite all growth, technology an automobile-based advancements, we can only survive through agriculture, forests and ecological balance. Villages with agriculture are the only growth model that can sustain the need of urbanisation and provide growth for everybody and nutritional security for the future citizens of the country. The district of G.B. Nagar is on the verge of losing its last few villages in block Dadri and thus the termination of agricultural land abutting its SEZs in Kalonda.”

 “Our report for Kalonda Village in Dadri in G.B. Nagar is a great step towards empowering our Gram Panchayats and I am happy that the MOPR gave us this opportunity to bring about planning opportunities for this small village and entrusted upon us immense responsibility in the challenging times of the pandemic. We formed a small team lead by Professor Anand Khatri who worked tirelessly along with other team members and with the help of our stakeholders, local and district level Panchayati Raj officials and well guided by Jt. Secretary Shri KS Sethi and his team from ISRO and NICS. Incidentally, our report and presentation was found the best among 16 reputed institutes across the country who were assigned this responsibility.”

“Our report for Kalonda Village in Dadri in G.B. Nagar is a  great step towards empowering our Gram Panchayats and I am happy that the MOPR gave us this opportunity to bring about planning opportunities for this small village  and entrusted upon us immense responsibility in the challenging times of  pandemic.We formed a small team lead by Team leader Professor Anand Khatri  who worked tirelessly along with other team members and with the help of our stakeholders, local and district level Panchayati Raj officials and well guided by Jt. Secretary Shri KS Sethi and his team from ISRO and NICS.Incidentally, our Report  and presentation was found the best among 16 reputed institutes across the country who were assigned this responsibility”

Professor Vivek Sabherwal, Director and Mentor, Research Cell, AITSAP 

“The world today knows that despite all growth, technology and automobile-based advancements,we can only survive through agriculture, forests and ecological balance. Villages with agriculture are the only growth model that can sustain the needs of urbanisation and provide growth for all and nutritional security for the future citizens of the country. The district of G.B Nagar is on the verge of losing its last few villages in block Dadri and thus the termination of agricultural land abutting its SEZs in Kalonda.MOPR has taken up the task at the right time.”

Prof Anand Khatri, Team Leader in-charge of research cell, AITSAP

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