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Srijan Pal Singh. Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development is an amazing read about how we can make this world a better place. Summary of the BookNearly 40 per cent of the population of the world, about 3 billion lives below the poverty line Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development is an amazing read about how we can make this world a better place.
Summary of the BookNearly 40 per cent of the population of the world, about 3 billion lives below the poverty line. The people who fall under this category are deprived of basic amenities like health, food, education and everything else that can help them lead a decent life.
Bharat Ratna awardee Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam has been trying to tackle this crisis for years together and has come up with some very interesting and intelligent solutions. This book effectively manages to capture and explain his thoughts on how to wipe away poverty from both India and the world.
Kalam suggests a sustainable development system called PURA that can directly assist the million people living in Indian villages. It is an inspiring read and Dr. Kalam and Srijan Pal Singh succeed in touching the humanitarian side of every reader. The book strikes the right chords when Dr. Kalam picks out examples of entrepreneurs and individuals who have contributed towards changing society for the better. About Dr. Kalam has been on the forefront of many revolutionary movements in the country.
A scientist by education and profession, he was also known as 'The Missile Man' during his term as president. Kalam shares his plans and visions for a better and brighter future for India. He is a visiting professor at IIMs across the country. Some of the other popular books written by Dr. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Rating details. Sort order. Jul 09, Sheokhanda rated it liked it Shelves: economics. It talks about various social entrepreneurs who took a challenge or a task to transform their respective villages and societies. Dr Kalam along with Mr Srijan Pal Singh provides the readers with various steps which could be taken to eradicate poverty in the world by using PURA as a tool for development.
The book starts with taking about the other human kind which has no access to good life and lack basic amenities like portabl The book talks about PURA ie Providing Urban amenities in Rural Area.
The book starts with taking about the other human kind which has no access to good life and lack basic amenities like portable drinking water and basic medical supplies. Then Dr kalam talks about the vision of that he had set out when he was the president of India.
A target he set that needs to met, in which all the indians would strive to make our country a developed nation by He talks about a form of socio-economic revolution that needs to take place. He rightly focuses upon the factor or rural to urban area migration. He focuses on youth of India who could play a major role in this aspect in eradicating poverty.
He talks that rural India is a opportunity and challenge at the same time for young entrepreneurs who could bring a socio-economic change. Dr Kalam provides a list of sustainable features which needs to be undertaken to provide solution to the problem: 1. Economic sustainability 2. Technological sustainability 3. Social Sustainability 4. Environmental Sustainability 5. Value Sustainability 6. He also states that environmental conditions should not be harmed in the due process.
Since rural economies are largely dependent upon agriculture the world over, the work could begin from there to eradicate poverty but unleashing the potential of agriculture. Both talk about the second green revolution and how India needs another green revolution in which these agro-businessmen of India could play a major role. They then provide information about the many case studies in this field. They also talk about the Milk revolution which needs to come again. The figures are provided to show the potential of Indian milk industry.
India has million cattles in the world more than any. Cattle breeding,cattle health care, cattle food and nutrition,processing and marketing of of milk is talked in detail. He provides a bunch of stats in this regard.
Here he talks that how technology,management, entrepreneurship and investments need to be used optimally to create a revolutionary change in this decade.
Society based on knowledge and skill could be used to utmost advantage in India. There are case studies of social entrepreneurs who made a huge change to society. They also talk how there needs to be building of value based society. Eco-Friendly sustainable development They devote an entire chapter on how the development must be made on Eco-friendly terms. Any development which is done by harming the environment is not right and show be avoided.
Climate change and reforestation is talked in detail. The use of renewable energy could be employed for power generation and they talk about the vision for global energy. Community driven sustainable development In this part Public private community partnership model is talked. The role of community action is been talked in length. The four fold participation by the community is talked: 1.
Planning 2. Execution 3. Sustenance 4. Growth Then there are case studies about the barefoot doctors of China which were part of Chinese rural health care movement started in s. It's success is talked and how it could be used. They also talk about other organizations too such as Magarpatta community, samaj shilpi dampati and female health volunteers of Loni. Emphasis is made on youth to meet the target. Enterprise creation leading to empowerment This was the chapter which interested me the most where social entrepreneurship is talked.
This focuses on how enterprises could help eradicate poverty and PURA could be useful tool in it. A constructive environment which is beneficial for all is talked about which could be build using an enterprise network.
Certain PURAs are talked in detail to give a perspective into the way working could be, namely: 1. Chitrakoot PURA 2. The many organizations or individuals who could setup PURA and worked are talked.
Target 3 Billion
View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Publisher: Penguin Books India. With million people living in villages, India has the largest rural population in the world. Based on his Indian experience, Dr Kalam recommends a sustainable and inclusive development system called PURA Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas to uplift the rural masses not by subsidies but through entrepreneurship with community participation.
Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development
Target 3 Billion is a book by the former President of India, A. Abdul Kalam , and Srijan Pal Singh. The book plans to improve the standard of living amongst the poor rural population through voluntary campaigns such as community participation and entrepreneurship. It cites like Fabio Rosa who helped in changing the structure of Palmares, a rural district in Brazil, by rural electrification.
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 acres, the Magarpatta village, was transformed into a modern township with an IT Park.
Supplemental materials are not guaranteed for used textbooks or rentals access codes, DVDs, CDs, workbooks. Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development is an amazing read about how we can make this world a better place. Summary of the BookNearly 40 per cent of the population of the world, about 3 billion lives below the poverty line Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development is an amazing read about how we can make this world a better place. Summary of the BookNearly 40 per cent of the population of the world, about 3 billion lives below the poverty line.