Rural Infrastructure Schemes

AKRUTI Program to start in Kudankulam


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: AKRUTI Program

Mains level: NA

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited is all set to launch AKRUTI programme in the villages surrounding Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP).

AKRUTI Program

  • The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited is assisting unemployed youth living near the Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS) through AKRUTI.
  • AKRUTI stands for Advanced Knowledge and Rural Technology Implementation (AKRUTI) program.
  • Areas of water, food processing, agriculture and waste management in rural areas are covered under the AKRUTI program.
  • The scheme aims at empowering villages through implementing different technologies for usage.
  • This scheme will lead to sustainable growth of the rural sector across the country.

What is the objective?

  • To provide information and mechanism for implementation of BARC technologies in rural areas thereby aiming at overall rural development.


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