Two day National Seminar on Regeneration of Rural India: Perspectives, Issues and the Way Forward

Two day National Seminar on “Regeneration of Rural India: Perspectives, Issues and the Way Forward” will be held on 25-26 September, 2019 at Faculty of ‘Agriculture, Rural & Tribal Development (ARTD)’, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, Ranchi Campus, in collaboration with Divyayan Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ramakrishna Ashrama, Morabadi, Ranchi Jharkhand, India.

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Information Brochure

About the Institute: Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI) is the first step in the actualization of Swami Vivekananda’s vision that Belur Math would develop into an all-round University. It was declared as an institution deemed- to-be university by the Government of India.  The institute is head quartered at Belur Math, Dist. Howrah (West Bengal) and operates through four different faculty centres located at Belur, Narendrapur, Coimbatore and Ranchi. All these four centres are dedicated to certain unique thrust areas.

About the Faculty Centre: The faculty of ‘Agriculture Rural & Tribal Development’ was established in 2006 at Morabadi, Ranchi with an objective to provide education to gain comprehensive knowledge and develop all round expertise in the important area of rural and tribal development and use them earnestly for the betterment of conditions of our rural and tribal people.

About Divyayan Krishi Vigyan Kendra: Divyayan was recognised by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) as Krishi Vigyan Kendra in 1977. Now Divyayan is well known in Jharkhand and throughout the country for its multifarious rural and tribal development activities. Divyayan received the best KVK award twice from ICAR in 1996-97 and in 2017-18.

About the Seminar:

I hold every man a traitor who, having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them”.

– Swami Vivekananda

India is a country where most of the people live in rural areas. After eight decades of independence, they are still lagging behind the access of minimum requirements of basic needs viz. outdated farming practices, poor road connectivity, unsafe drinking water, lack of electricity, poor health facilities, unhygienic housing condition as well as poverty. According to Swami Vivekananda “our great national sin is the neglect of the masses and that is the cause of our downfall”. Hence, it is an earnest duty to assist the backward, downtrodden and ignorant rural masses for their uplift so that the rural India could be transformed in true sense.

Development of rural areas to improve the quality of life of rural people has always been a prime focus of the Government. To achieve the goal, there has to be a paradigm shift from the centralized top-down approach to the decentralized, participatory and integrated development approach. Thus this approach of the seminar will be more focused on all-round development of rural area in terms of economic, social, cultural and moral aspects of development.

Agriculture and allied activities are the primary occupation since pre-historic era and it is as old as the human civilization. Indian agriculture was solely based on local resources which showed its decline during the colonial regime of British India. Agriculture then suffered because of interference with land ownership and tenure system and gradual Europeanization of Indian agriculture leading to production instability and food insecurity. Hence, India was in absolute need of technological breakthrough that could meet the country’s increasing food requirement. Green Revolution technology came as a boon to the country, helping her to become a ‘food bowl’ from the ‘begging bowl’. But, the input intensive farming, improper post-harvest management and poor arrangement of marketing facilities have made this profession unprofitable today. This has a detrimental effect on present generation, particularly to the young generation who does not show interest in farming and thus, may cause serious adverse effect on the future of agriculture in the country.

Research institutes are expected to come out with technological breakthroughs with renovation of sustainable agricultural techniques. Organic farming has already become a popular option for making the farming a profitable business in several parts of the country. These sustainable agricultural practices not only increase the farm income but also improve the edaphic and environmental quality as well preserve the natural resources and will provide ’safe and nutritious food’ to the country. The objective of the seminar is to raise the present issues, harness different perspectives and find out ways for regeneration of rural India.

Themes of the Seminar:

T-1 Swami Vivekananda and Rural Development: Vision and Mission (Session Convener- Dr. Sudarshan Biswas, )
T-2 Regeneration of Rural India: Participatory Approaches and Beyond (Session Convener- Dr. A. Sengupta, )
T-3 Livelihood, Health and Education in Rural and Tribal Context: Issues, Challenges and Policy perspectives (Session Convener- Dr. D. Chatterjee, )
T-4 Sustainable Agriculture: Issues and Way Forward (Session Convener- Dr. Avijit Kr. Dutta, )
T-5 Doubling farmers’ income through organic farming systems (Session Convener- Dr. Deep Narayan Mukherjee, )
T-6 Empowerment through Participation – An Effective Approach in Regeneration of Rural India (Session Convener- Ms. Nidhi Singh, )
T-7 Commitment towards good governance: Impact of different Rural Development Programmes in India (Session Convener- Dr. Sudarshan Biswas, )
T-8 Role of Philanthropic Organisations in Regeneration of Rural India through Agriculture and Development Interventions (Session Convener- Dr. A. K. Jasu, & Dr. Deep Narayan Mukherjee, )

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited focusing on the above themes for oral/ poster presentation on or before the last date of submission mentioned in the brochure. The abstracts should be mailed to the Organizing Secretary () with a copy to session convener. Abstracts (not more than 300 words) shall be submitted for oral/ poster presentation. After the acceptance of abstract, authors are requested to send the full-length paper as per guidelines. Full-length paper should be within 10 pages, 1.5 line spacing, in Times New Roman font of 12 points size.

Selected empirical research papers presented during the seminar will be published as an edited volume with ISBN Number/ NAAS rated journal/ proceedings. However, the decision of the jury will be final for selection of papers to be published. For poster presentation the poster should be of 120 cm in length and 90 cm in breadth; preferably in colored Flex/Digital Print. For oral presentation, every speaker will be allotted seven minutes, time.


Seminar Registration Fee:

Category Registration Fees (Rs.)
Early-Bird Late and On-spot
Scientists/ Professors/ Researchers/ Post Docs/Development Professionals 2500 3000
Research Scholar (RA/ SRF/ JRF) 1500 2000
Students 1000 1500
Accompanying Person 2000 2000


Important Dates:

Event Last date
Submission of Abstract 31st August, 2019
Confirmation of acceptance 3rd September, 2019
Early-bird registration 7th September, 2019
Submission of full-length paper 10th September, 2019

Accommodation Details: Modest accommodation will be provided on sharing basis

Registration process: The registration process and submission of registration fee will be done online and the link for registration is available at the website of institute (


Organizing Committee

Swami Atmapriyananda Swami Bhaveshananda
Advisory Committee
Swami Antarananda Dr. S.K. Barnwal Dr. O. P. Sharan
Dr. M. K. Jamuar Dr. R. P. Singh Ratan Shri Siddharth Tripathi
Shri Anirban Ghose
Prof. B.C. Saha Dr. Ajeet Kr. Singh
Organising Secretary
Dr. Vishal Walmik Dhote
Joint Organising Secretaries
Dr. Adyant Kumar Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Dr. A.K. Jasu Dr. Sudarsan Biswas Dr. Ravindra Singh
Mr. Manoj Singh Ms. Neha Rajan Er. O.P. Sharma
Shri Supratim Patra Shri Suresh Kumar Mahto Shri Arindam Ghosh
Session Conveners
Dr. Arunava Sengupta Dr. Dipankar Chatterjee Dr. Avijit Kr. Dutta
Dr. Deep Narayan Mukherjee Dr. Bharat Mahto Ms. Nidhi Singh



September 25-26, 2019; Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

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For any queries

Dr. Vishal Walmik Dhote, Organizing Secretary      (+91-8888648962)

Dr. Adyant Kumar, Joint Organizing Secretary        (+91-7651851566)

Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Joint Organizing Secretary         (+91-9431361972)

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Contact Us

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute

Faculty of ‘Agriculture, Rural and Tribal Development’ (ARTD)

Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Morabadi, Ranchi-8, Jharkhand

Phone: 0651-2552260