Rural and Urban Development

“India should walk on her own shadow – we must have own development model – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam”
BIF aims to prioritise issues related with the uplift of marginalised and poor communities in rural India for a better quality oflife, health and education. Our aimis also to target income generation in rural areas through various farm and non-farm activities, water and irrigation management system, fisheries and animal husbandry, increase in productivity at all levels, post-harvest storage and activities, and better marketing of produced goods. The best management of forest resources and primary processing sectors, as well as emphasis on rural enterprises and business development, diversification in agricultural production and rural tourism are also covered in our research program and development. Strengthening of farmers and producers’ organisations and other such Institutions is also subject areas of our exploration and research. Stagnation in the rural economy leads to seasonal and permanent migration to urban areas. The influx of migrants compounds the problems of urban poor who are already living and working in a very poor condition. We are largely focused on migration problem, skill development and clean habitation as well as infrastructural development in the urban areas as a part of our research and activity. We have stepped up to initiate programs which seek to attack several root causes of urban poverty in an integrated manner with a specific objective of achieving social sector goals, community empowerment, employment generation, skill development and upgradation, shelter upgradation, cleanliness and hygiene, safe drinking water, education ofstreet and slum children, and reduction of pollution for a clean environment.