Entrepreneurship and Rural Development Conclave

to an amazing future together

17 - 20 December 2019


Entrepreneurship plays an influential role in the economic growth and standard of living of the country. Entrepreneurship development is a powerful tool to empower individuals and improve their social acceptance. It must be complemented by economic growth and employment opportunities to meet the rising aspirations of youth. The challenge lies not only in a huge quantitative expansion of facilities for Entrepreneurship, but also in the awareness to opt it.

Rural development can be understood as the unfolding of capitalism in rural areas, and as that package of policy and project interventions that aim to foster socio-economic change and human improvement in rural areas. ‘Rural development’ thus addresses general issues of agrarian change, peasant economy, and rural politics. It addresses project impacts on rural people and environments, asking how these impacts might be improved and enhanced. Between these two bodies of work is that which focuses on interventions, but with a critical eye, inquiring into the ways in which projects themselves foster capitalist development, facilitate state and social control of rural populations, and constitute processes of rural modernization.

To cater demanding needs of the country in economic perspective, it is necessary to boost Rural Entrepreneurship. Here in ERDC we are focused to discuss, create and; launch Rural Entrepreneurial projects by intervention of various stake holders including schools, colleges and; universities with backup support of technical expertise and; manpower having support of public representatives like Member of Parliament and; Gram Panchayat Head. ERDC 2019 is being organized by the National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh and Young Hopes of India Foundation with a view to create Entrepreneurial mindset and; abilities of school children and; Rural areas for greater impact in the socio-economic development of the region.

About ERDC

ERDC is comprised of three one day conferences and a concluding ceremony spanned over 4 days. Having different sessions,workshops,exhibitions and pannel discussions, ERDC mainly comprise of one day conference on Need for enterprenureship Development. One day conference on Innovative RuralDevelopment Projecvts. One day Conference on on Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY) and the concluding ceremony having world record Attempt on Largest Human Imnage of a torch for awareness on Rural Entreneurship and Climate change having theme water conservation and No to Single use plastic.

Schedule for ERDC 2019

core committee

Prof (Dr.) Raj Kumar
Vice Chancellor
Punjab University, Chandigarh
Prof. (Dr.) S. S. Pattnaik
Prof (Dr.) Sarit Das
IIT, Roopnagar
Prof (Dr.) Dheeraj Sanghi
Shri Ajit Balaji Joshi
Special Secretary – Agriculture & Farmers Welfare & MD
Haryana Seeds Development Crp
Prof (Dr.) Devinder Singh
Panjab University
Shri Dayanidhi
Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal
Sh Shiv Charan Gupta
Chairman Beti Padhao Society
Shri Chetan Sahore
Young Hopes of India Foundation


H.E Governor or Punjab
Sh. V.P Singh Badnore
Working President
of Bhartiya Janta Party
Sh. J.P. Nadda
Minister of
Human Resource Development
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal
Hon'ble Union Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Farmer welfare & Rural Development
Sh. Narendra Singh Tomar
Minister of Health
and Family welfare
Dr Harsh Vardhan
Hon'ble Union Minister of State Finance & Corporate Affairs
Sh. Anurag Singh Thakur
Hon'ble Union Minister of State Commerce & Industry
Sh. Som Parkash
Hon'ble Union Minister of State Social Justice & Empowerment
Sh. Rattan Lal Kataria
Hon'ble Union Minister of State MSME
Sh. Partap Chandra Sarangi
Hon'be Cabinet Minister of Industry Himachal Pradesh
Sh. Bikram Thakur
Hon'ble Cabinet Minister of Panchayati Raj Himachal Pradesh
Sh. Virendra Kanwar
Chairman AICTE Prof.(Dr.)Anil D. Sahasrabudhe
Vice-Chairman AICTE Prof.(Dr.) M.P Poonia
Program Director NITI Aayog
Dr. Unnat Pandit


Develeoped by National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh