Gramin Mitra strives to set-up an IT-based Information and Facilitation Centre for empowering living of scheduled population in Jharkhand for providing employability training of different fields, spreading of various government schemes. education facility in schools and colleges etc. It also focuses on improving agriculture productivity by providing sensor-based soil testing.
This government initiated program not only increases the employment rate for the local people but also improve the agricultural marketing of local products and thus preserving regional culture.
Jharkhand, the 28th State of India came into existence on 15th November, 2000 by bifurcation of erstwhile composite State of Bihar. After its reorganization, the State consists of 24 districts. According to 2001 census, the Scheduled Caste (SC) population of Jharkhand is 3, 189,320, constituting 11.8 per cent of the total population (26,945,829). It holds 14th position among all the States / UTs in terms of the Scheduled Caste population.
Among the literates, 37.3 per cent are either without any educational level or have attained education below primary level. The proportions of literates who have attained education up to primary and middle level constitute 28.9 per cent & 15.7 per cent respectively. As many as 14.9 per cent literates are educated up to matric / secondary / higher secondary level. This implies that every 7th SC literate is a matriculate. Graduates & above are 3 per cent.
Agricultural Labourers’ constitute the highest proportion of 47.1 per cent among the total workers. This figure is slightly higher than the national average of 45.6 per cent recorded by all SCs in this category.
The state is gifted with rich mineral resources, but lags behind in development activities. The state is facing many problems like under nourishment, illiteracy, Unemployment and naxalism etc. The state has a very long historical back ground and has witnessed several phases of growth of population. The existing distribution and density of population different districts are mainly controlled by Physico cultural factors. The population profile is dominantly affected by the inner morphology of different districts of the state. Most of the people of Jharkhand getting their higher education in other states of the country because of lack of teachers and proper infrastructure in the educational institution. The work participation of females is not satisfactory in comparison to males in the state.
Considering the existing problems, CSIR-CIMFR proposed to develop an integrated Information Centre (IT) to provide various government information regarding social upliftment in rural areas. India’s education sector is being revolutionized by rapid increases in Internet penetration and the availability of low-cost IOT based sensors and systems.