SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR RURAL AREAS: ISSUES IN DISSEMINATION
Poverty, relative backwardness and other problems in rural India have prompted interest in exploring new ways to reduce afflictions and limitations, and promote rural development through modern science and technology (S&T). There have been diverse 'science-for-rural-society initiatives' of different kinds from quarters beyond the official, each with its core competency, distinct model and specific linkages. Yet, Science and Technology Solutions for Rural Areas (STeSRA) have not been transferred or disseminated as widely as intended. This article tries to explore the issues identified from the best practices in the present arrangements of select STeSRA constituents. The chosen constituents represent a broad range of rural interventions, ranging from academic and scientific institutions to assorted agencies. It provides a broadly representative set of issues in dissemination.
Keywords: Dissemination, transfer, Science and Technology
Solutions for Rural Areas (STeSRA), rural development,