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Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development explores the authors’ vision for the rural regions of the country, and the strategies by which the poorer regions can be integrated into the mainstream in terms of social, economical, and technological progress.

Summary Of The Book

Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development talks about the many difficulties that rural societies face. These places are often ignored in terms of infrastructure like roads, transportation, and electricity.

The authors then talk about how a group of passionate people, or even an individual, can bring change in a short period of time. They discuss how Fabio Luiz de Oliveira Rosa managed to transform a rural region in Brazil by giving the people access to good water supply and electricity.

The authors also describe how a community owned region of 400 acres, the Magarpatta village, was transformed into a modern township with an IT Park. They also introduce the Bhadariya village, which was a wasteland in the middle of the Thar Desert. Bhadariya posed additional challenges, as most of the villagers were addicted to alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.

The head of the Bhadariya Ashram, Baba Bhadariya Maharaj, initiated a cooperative program that first began as a campaign for de-addiction of the local people. Once the people were back to their senses, they improved their environment by digging tube wells, planting trees, and practicing methods for water conservation and irrigation. Soon the place was transformed, and became rich with cultivable lands and herds of cattle.

Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development also concentrates on PURA (Providing Urban amenities in Rural Areas), a programme initiated by Kalam when he was the President of India. The book discusses how this model could significantly help improve the infrastructure of villages, and provide them with fundamental necessities like water and electricity, as well as other requirements such as roads and transportation.

The role of technology in development is also explored, as they talk about how Information Technology could be used to provide access to better education and other knowledge in remote areas. This book makes it apparent that the integration of rural economies is essential for achieving sustainable development of the country as a whole.

About The Authors

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is a renowned scientist and a former President of India.

He is also the author of other books like Wings Of Fire: An Autobiography, India 2020: A Vision For The New Millennium, Ignited Minds: Unleashing The Power Within India, and The Luminous Sparks.

Dr. Kalam was involved in the development of India’s first satellite launch vehicle, the SLV-III. He was also involved in the operational and administrative aspects of the Pokhran mission, the nuclear test conducted in 1998. Dr. Kalam became President of India in 2002. He initiated many constructive programmes to fulfil his vision for the country as an economic and technological leader by 2020.

Srijan Pal Singh is a management graduate and a social activist.

Srijan Pal Singh did his undergraduate education in Electrical Engineering, after which he earned an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has been involved in many programmes to implement social and economic development schemes in rural areas. He is also actively involved in promoting the PURA initiative as a model for sustainable development in rural areas.

 

 

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Author Srijan Pal Singh, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Book Details
Publisher Penguin India
Imprint Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
Publication Year 2012 January
ISBN-13 9780143417309
ISBN-10 0143417304
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 298 Pages
Dimensions
Width 5.31 inch
Height 8.26 inch
Weight 272 g
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Development on a Global basis

The authors have presented a very lively and practical view on a long term basis for a sustainable development on a global basis. When the half of the world's population (3 billion) is below poverty line and more than 70 percent of world's poor live in rural areas, Dr.kalam and his co-author srijan pal singh have tried to eradicate poverty by a sustainable and inclusive development called PURA-Providing urban Amenities in Rural areas.
The book has many citations on practical basis which has been implemented on local village basis projects that the author has said can be implemented on larg...
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The authors have presented a very lively and practical view on a long term basis for a sustainable development on a global basis. When the half of the world's population (3 billion) is below poverty line and more than 70 percent of world's poor live in rural areas, Dr.kalam and his co-author srijan pal singh have tried to eradicate poverty by a sustainable and inclusive development called PURA-Providing urban Amenities in Rural areas.
The book has many citations on practical basis which has been implemented on local village basis projects that the author has said can be implemented on larg...
The authors have presented a very lively and practical view on a long term basis for a sustainable development on a global basis. When the half of the world's population (3 billion) is below poverty line and more than 70 percent of world's poor live in rural areas, Dr.kalam and his co-author srijan pal singh have tried to eradicate poverty by a sustainable and inclusive development called PURA-Providing urban Amenities in Rural areas.
The book has many citations on practical basis which has been implemented on local village basis projects that the author has said can be implemented on large scale basis.
The author have also discussed various methods of how the Government, The private sector and the community can work together towards a socio-economic development.

I have recently ordered this book and have just started reading. I recommend this book for every graduates, especially whoa are more concerned with the development of our country.

Great Book to read..

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Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development

Indeed this book is the one that each and every social worker should have in his hand . Inspiring , Practicable models are given for emulation to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development. I do also promise to work and emulate the referred models to reach the unreached the targeted 3 billion.

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Target 3 Billon :Dr Kalams vision 2020 to eradicate poverty

Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam, former president of India is basically a scientist. But, like an other famous scientist Albert Einstein,
Kalam, has also compassion for the under privileged and desires eradication of poverty universally. While Einstein was a committed
Socilist, Kalam is apolitical. Kalam has been advocating his vision 2020 to eradicate poverty in india by adopting the PURA Scheme -Providing urban Amenities to rural Areas. These PURA schemes are varied technological innovations applicable for the sustained development of rural areas meant to improve the economic condition as well as...
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Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam, former president of India is basically a scientist. But, like an other famous scientist Albert Einstein,
Kalam, has also compassion for the under privileged and desires eradication of poverty universally. While Einstein was a committed
Socilist, Kalam is apolitical. Kalam has been advocating his vision 2020 to eradicate poverty in india by adopting the PURA Scheme -Providing urban Amenities to rural Areas. These PURA schemes are varied technological innovations applicable for the sustained development of rural areas meant to improve the economic condition as well as...
Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam, former president of India is basically a scientist. But, like an other famous scientist Albert Einstein,
Kalam, has also compassion for the under privileged and desires eradication of poverty universally. While Einstein was a committed
Socilist, Kalam is apolitical. Kalam has been advocating his vision 2020 to eradicate poverty in india by adopting the PURA Scheme -Providing urban Amenities to rural Areas. These PURA schemes are varied technological innovations applicable for the sustained development of rural areas meant to improve the economic condition as well as the living standards of the rural masses .
In this book,certain area specific successful achievements are cited. For example,Bihar Paliganj where application of technology brought out high production of Paddyand Wheat: Precision drip irrigation in dharmapuri in Tamilnadu,: A reknowned Nuclear Scientist of Los Alomos giving up his job and return to his native
PEDA AmIram to transform the Village and it's folk; etc. The question that arises in mind whether thy could be made universal and PURA as such does not follow any principles of political economy and appears to be simplistic in it' approach. PURA is said to be New Gandhian experiment.I am not Sure how it will hit the TARGET 3 Billion. No Doubt, Dr Kalam is sincere and he has assembled lot of data to put forth his point of view, His style of writing is also good. As usual Penguin has maintained it' standards of book production/

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A true Indian dreams

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has really shown the way forward for a true India. The dream of Mahatma Gandhi has found new vision with this remarkable book. Dr Kalam is a fine author and narrated the whole concept of Innovative solutions of growth model for our villages. I would suggest this book truly inspires you to do something big without being jingoistic.

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Target 3 Billion

Dr. Abdul Kalam’s idea about PURA (Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas) to eradicate poverty is an innovative and sustainable one. It requires collective response from different stakeholders from village farmer to Corporate. Joined hands spare success. If we all (irrespective of age group and profession) plant this idea into the field definitely poverty will flee from INDIA. Jai Hind. I Love India

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Sustainable & inclusive development by involving every stakeholder i.e. government-private-public-individual as partners in a mission is the only solution for any country to achieve self sustenance. Subsidies and the freebies can offer only temporary solutions but to attain a trajectory path... (View complete review)

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Excellency in Optimism

For all those who want to see a developed india with flourishing villages, with sustainable future, this book is a treat with much practical examples from some of our own villages, which is narrated in a logical and compelling fashion by Kalam, which once again proves his cogency

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Every Indian Vision

Dr A.P.J.Abdul Kalam has put down his vision for India in this book in such a way that every citizen of India should work for it success and goal.

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PURA - Facinating topic

Vision + Data - made the book very convincing. Thanks Dr Kalam and Srijan for the magnificent book.

This could be a strong formula for taking our country to the next level. Or perhaps applicable for any developing nation. The book points out how relevant knowledge can improve productivity in alm...
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