Benefits of working in rural India — Dr. N.G. Hegde (Trustee & Principal Advisor, BAIF) shares his views

YFI: Dr. Hegde, in your opinion, how can a YFI Programme Fellow benefit from his/her experience of working in rural India?

Dr. Hegde: Working in rural India will be an invaluable experience for the YFI Fellow. S/he can gain a mix of knowledge and skills while working on rural development projects. The take-aways could include:

  • Traditional wisdom and knowledge about conservation, food security, health care, self development and contented life
  • Better understanding about  the problems and opportunities for development of suitable agri-business ventures
  • Knowledge about current problems of the service sector and scope for developing service industries
  • In-depth knowledge and know-how on promoting  rural marketing
  • Awareness & know-how regarding opportunities for promoting micro-financing
  • Know-how to promote eco-tourism through conservation of natural resources and bio-diversity.
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