Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India. Their mission is conceptualised as a movement to enable processes that connect institutes of higher education with local communities to address the development challenges of rural India through participatory processes and appropriate technologies for accelerating sustainable growth. It also aims to create a virtuous cycle between the society and an inclusive university system by providing knowledge and practices for emerging professions and to upgrade the capabilities of both the public and the private sectors.
"If we have to build a nation, we should start from the villages."
– Sri Narendra Modi
Honorable Prime Minister of India
"Institutes of higher learning must be connected to villages"
- Smt Smriti Zubin Irani
Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India