5. Energy and Technology
  1. Contribution of RETs in various dimensions of rural development like agriculture, irrigation, agriculture mechanization, sustainable tourism promotion, processing and storage of agriculture products, forest conservation , entrepreneurship development, health improvement etc.
  2. Contribution of micro hydro, ICS, bio-briquettes, improved mills, and other rural technology in promoting rural livelihood, income generation, opening new ventures of investment and strengthening rural economy.
  3. Role of mass communication in rural development like promotion of rural products, awareness raising……..