International Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development

International Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development ISSN: 2716-7969 Vol. 6(3), pp. 152-158, July, 2020. © Advanced Scholars Journals 

Review Paper

Sadivayal Village Development Mode (Smart Sustainable Tribal Hamlet for Community)

Dr. Sreeni KR

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore

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Accepted 16 June, 2020.


India is a country where major of population lives in rural area and people in rural area are deprived from the very basic amenities. Under the concept of Amrita Self Reliant Village (Amrita SeRVe),  has adopted Sadivayal village, Coimbatore, one of the remote tribal villages of Tamilnadu, to develop it as first Smart Village.  The village is situated 45 km away from Coimbatore  District, having 46 families with an average population of 150 belongs to the Irula Community of Scheduled Tribes. Amrita SeRVe smart village focuses on how villagers utilize local resources in better ways, access to food and nutrition, education, healthcare, access to clean water and sanitation. Agriculture acts as a catalyst for development and capable of addressing unemployment,gender equality, and boost income. In 2018 the Sadivayal  beame open defecation free (ODF) and in year 2019 the village  became first organic agriculture certified village in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu,which applies the standards set by the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP).  This study discusses the multi–faceted impact of this village adoption programand their development indicators  in  the backdrop of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) . Also, what Amrita SeRVe acheived were compared to model Village initiative of Central Government: the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

Keywords: Amrita SeRVe ; NPOP ,Smart Village, Sustainable Village,  Agriculture,  Rural Empowerment, Socio-Economic Change, SAGY.

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