‘GoRurban’ document issues affecting farmers in Bundelkhand

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2018 10:30:57

Staff Reporter,

The youngsters from all over country who participated in the National Youth camp ‘GoRurban’ at Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh were in Bhopal on Friday to share their experiences about rural sector. Gurang H Motta from Mumbai who is an engineer by profession while talking to ‘The Hitavada’ says that this was very new experience to be without mobile for a week and focus was only on community development talking with villagers. The water crisis is prevalent in the area and the villagers are seen struggling to get drining water for their daily chores.

They also said that during summer the issue becomes more serious .Gurang works with a startup company which works in states of Maharasthra and Telangana to facilitate farmers by directly buying products from them and to add to their revenue generation by making home food like pea nut butter cheese etc . In Madhya Pradesh however such venture where youngsters have come forward to help farmers for revenue generation needs more to be explored ,he said .

Anupama is an engineering student from Bhopal she says in Basat Guwan village where they stayed there were only two hand pumps and to see villagers to cope up with basic facilities was a different experience. She said that there was no electricity and as our country is based on agrarian economy it is must that as youngster we need to explore more cheap sustainable measures to help farmers .

Saiem Khan a safety engineer student from Bhopal said that it is necessary to understand about sustainable development and if change is required them young team leaders needs to come forward with their own innovations to facilitate rural people at ground level. Piyadarshan from Bihar said that for the very first time he spent new year in a remote village and all these days their day started with prayer and in interaction with community which itself gave boost to personality development .Akash Gaikwas a graduate of Pshycology said that modern generation is busy in virtual world which is also becoming one of the main reason for stress issues. In villages rural people also have many problems but instead of thinking and worrying over it they simultaneously work on solutions.

Sunny Kumar another engineering student from Bihar that in the camp we got involved with experts and activists who worked to curb water crisis in Bundelkhand and in future the team would like to collaborate with new social ventures for benefitting the society including research works. Preetam Kumar from Jharkhand said that to know making of check dam with public participation was the most interesting thing he learnt in the camp.

It has to be mentioned that Go Rurban was a unique national youth camp in which 22 youngsters from 6 different states travelled to a remote village Basand Guwan, of Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh. This camp was the second camp in GoRurban series and the first camp was held at Bhimkoti village, Sehore, Madhya Pradesh. The main objective of this camp was to strengthen the relation between urban and rural society through exploring the rural lifestyle.

The six days camp was started on 30 December 2017. During this camp the participants also learned about how the villagers built a check dam through people’s participation. The camp also focused on peace and non-violence and how it could be included in a daily lifestyle. Each day of the camp had a speakers who shared their experience on various topics like peace and non-violence, Gandhian life style, their struggle’s for land and water rights, education, literacy etc. The sessions included speakers working in social sectors .This camp was organized by collaboration of Ekta Parishad and Ansh Happiness Society.