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  1. 1. USID<br />Collaborative & Immersive learning experience<br />Team 7 Mentors<br />MrVinaiKumar Acting Dean at the National Institute of Design (NID) Gandhinagar<br />MrSrinivasMurthy G Founder, Hyderabad Architecture Foundation<br />
  2. 2. Problem Analysis<br />
  3. 3. The so-called green revolution has resulted in a massive loss of on-farm biodiversity<br />
  4. 4.  Agro-business conglomerates are promoting a cycle of dependence, which, if not stopped will carry with it disastrous affects for the entire country.<br />
  5. 5. Excessive use of chemical fertilizers had rendered the soils infertile. <br />Organic matter in Punjab’s soil is almost close to zero per cent.<br />.  <br />
  6. 6. Birth Defects Higher in Babies Born to Families Living near Farming Areas using Pesticides.<br />.  <br />
  7. 7. Number of farmers who have committed suicide 1997 and 2007 - is staggering 182,936.<br />.<br />.  <br />
  8. 8. Women farmers are not normally accepted as farmers,“This classification enables governments to exclude countless women farmer suicides. They will be recorded as suicide deaths – but not as “farmers’ suicides.<br />
  9. 9. Employment growth in agriculture – the biggest employer – has fallen to virtually zero during the period of the reforms. Also the large scale survey shows that given a chance almost 40% farmers are willing to quit farming permanently.<br />
  10. 10. Problem Drafting<br />
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  12. 12. Current scenario<br />
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  14. 14. Problem Statement<br />Addressing systemic degeneration of village Eco-systems and inappropriate development practices.<br />
  15. 15. Approach to the Problem<br />
  16. 16. Village Eco- system<br />
  17. 17. Solution Approaches<br />
  18. 18. The solution is a three pronged attack on the current problem explained<br />Edu-tainment centers<br />Indirect incentive based system<br />Knowledge and education reforms<br />
  19. 19. Edu-tainment Centres<br />Concept of urban-rural interface areas or learning spaces where there is a confluence of urban and rural activities and ecosystems. The focus of such a space would be to address urban-rural issues at a more holistic level through various ways such as:<br /><ul><li> Film screenings
  20. 20. Cultural activities
  21. 21. Education museums</li></ul>These activities will ensure that there is a constant flow of people, information, knowledge, income and resources between villages and cities.<br />
  22. 22. Incentive based system<br />Introduction of a system which will encourage active participation of farmers in the villages in the edutainment centers.<br />HOW DOES THE SYSTEM WORK ?<br />The main aim of this system would be the accumulation of activity points by the farmer through active participation in the various activities of the edutainment centers.<br />The accumulation of certain number of points would enable the farmer to obtain access to discounts, govt. schemes, subsidized health care facilities etc.<br />
  23. 23. Knowledge & Learning Initiatives<br />Introduction of call centers to provide information and assistance to farmers.<br />Creating a learning hub where there would be regular exchange of information between farmers living in the same village, different villages and also between the villages and cities.<br />Knowledge wells: documentation of traditional techniques through audio-visuals, books, museum of traditional tools.<br />Educational toys for children: to make learning a more fun experience by providing them with innovative and creative learning resources. <br />
  24. 24. And our journey Continues here after …<br />Sequentially : <br />AshwiniShashidhar<br />Vishal bhutala<br />Apurv ray <br />Abhitosh Ghongade<br />Shanu Sharma<br />