JNRM Prof. meets Anna Hazare

Port Blair
6 Jun 2017

Renowned social worker, Mr Anna Hazare invited Assistant Professor of JNRM, Mr K.Venkatesan, Head of Home Science Department, to Ralegan Siddhi village, Ahmed Nagar, Maharashtra. The day-long discussion held on various issues, problems and solutions related to village development. Annaji also informed him that there is no alcohol, cigratee,shops in Ralegan Siddhi.  Professor K Venkatesan has shared his reminiscence of Mr Anna Hazare during his student life in Gandhigram Rural Institute and also as an employee in CAPART (MoRD, GOI).
Mr Anna suggested a few successful models in rural development especially watershed development and community participation along with sufficient examples of failure models and its reason. The Ralegan Siddhi village is having self-sufficiency of water and natural resources for agriculture development because of the relentless service of Anna Hazareji and now Ralegan Siddhi is a model village. The nearby villages are also implementing their model. Mr Anna Hazare appreciated Prof. Venkatesan for doing excellent field work and extension activity in rural areas.