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Title: Enterpreneurship development: a study on Pura scheme villages in Thanjavur district Tamil Nadu India
Researcher: Rajandran K V R
Guide(s): Jeevanantham A
Keywords: Enterpreneurship
Tamil Nadu
Upload Date: 13-Jul-2012
University: Periyar Maniammai University
Completed Date: 22/7/2011
Abstract: The economic liberalization initiated during the final decade of 20th century has gained momentum in this decade. However, the benefits of this growth have been confined mostly to urban area. Poverty and lack of basic facilities such as schools, health services, roads, electricity, communication etc., have resulted in the migration of rural population to cities to seek better lives and jobs. This cannot be prevented unless rural development is ensured and the standard of living of the villagers is improved. Periyar Maniammai University which is situated at Vallam, Thanjavur has undertaken the role of supporting institution that bridges the urban rural relationship through rural development. A programme called as PURA Providing Urban Amenities to the Rural Areas was launched to develop the rural area. The programme was initiated based on the principles of the great social reformer Thanthai Periyar, who proclaimed that villagers should get the same amenities as enjoyed by people in cities and towns. This scheme was introduced in sixty-five villages in Thanjavur District. This scheme was later known as Periyar PURA which is named after the great Thanthai Periyar. These villages were grouped into six clusters so as to conceptualise them as one field-one cluster meaning each cluster is given an activity such as coconut based activity, alternate building material, bamboo based activity, herbal activity, dairy farming, bio-fuel and food products. These six clusters are Budhalur, Palayapatti, Vallam, Veeramarasanpatti, Rayamundanpatti, and Achampatti. The grouping of the cluster was based on the natural resources like water, weather, biodiversity, geographical boundaries and human resources. Each cluster was to concentrate on product of specific field so that wealth generated will be circulated within the PURA Village. This programme was started in the year 2003 and has been in operation till today.
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Appears in Departments:Department of Management Studies

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