* Year of starting of C.P.
Scheme - 1979
* Project engineer of the
Scheme - Mr. A.G. Parm.
* Main Components of the
1. Socio Economic Surveys.
2. Man power Development.
3. Transfer of Technology.
4. Technical Services.
5. Technical Support Services.
6. Dissemination of Information.
Survey:- Community Polytechnic undertake
the socio economic, technical surveys of the areas selected
for activities. Such surveys lead to determination of
the felt needs and identification of the direction in
which the rural development efforts are likely to bring
quicker results. Based on the outcome of these surveys,
the polytechnics prepare detailed time bound “Annual
operational plan” indicating there in, objectives,
targets to be accomplished, resource needs implementation
processes and monitoring and evaluation in mechanism.
2.Man Power Development:-
In-order that the human resources is developed
for gainful employment, the training must be need based
and should provide employable skills, keeping in view
the market requirements for various trades.
Short term non-formal, modular courses of 3-6 months duration
depending on the local needs and commensurate with the
available local resources. The objectives of the Manpower
Development are as follows:-
(a) Providing basic
Skills, Knowledge and attitudes for self/wage employment
in their own village or near
(b) Imparting entire
prenecurial skills for initiation micro enterprises with
specially designed programs
for the rural youth.
(c) Offering skill-up
gradation programs in their own fields or for adoption
of appropriate technologies for
enhancing their employment prospects.
(d) Identifying and
conducting special training programs for women, Sc’s/S.t’s
minorities, school dropouts,
street children and physically handicapped.
3. Transfer of
technology:- A large number of technologies
have been developed by various research institutions and
laboratories in the form of appropriate technologies.
The details of all available appropriate technologies
are collected from various agencies and organization engaged
in research and development of appropriate, low cost technologies
through NITTTR’S. These appropriate, low cost technologies
are transferred to rural people to improve their quality
of life productivity and energy efficiency.
Services:-In rural areas, a large number
of equipments are being used in farm and non-farm sector,
for their sustained working, proper repair and maintenance
services are to be provided. They also require technical
help to solve their practical problems. Camps are organized
to conduct the minor repairs of the various equipments,
through extension centers and also at site. Service centers
and repair shops can also be set up for this purpose.
The conception of production-cum-training is introduced
at the extension centers, so as to undertake the production
of items, which are needed by the community.
supports services:-In addition to technical
services, the villagers also need technical support/guidance
for their professional improvement to indent the scope
of their activities and to enhance their productivity.
It also includes complete guidance in acquiring loans,
supply of raw materials, acquisition of necessary know-how,
development or marketing and distributing facilities to
of Information:- Assimilation and dissemination
of information or rural development is another important
activity. This can be done through publication and distribution
of technical literatures containing information useful
to the rural people for this purpose, all communication
media, such as brochures, leaflets, filmstrips, video
films and other audio visual-aids can be used. Dissemination
of information can also be promoted by organizing demonstration
camps, exhibitions, community workshops, seminars and
also by using mass media like video films, radio and television
In Kashmir Govt. Polytechnic, the Community Polytechnic
Scheme was started in 1978-79. Our institution was one
of the first 35 Polytechnics of India, where this scheme
was first started on an experimental basis
Our institution has set up a main center within the institution,
to undertake various activities of the C.P. Scheme:
Extension Centers ( Min. 05 in No.) are being established
every year and in order to cover maximum target area/people,
location of extension centers in shifted from place to
place, depending on the needs and priorities. Skill development
training programs, relevant to the community needs are
being imparted through extension centers.
N.G.O’s voluntary agencies, professionals technical
experts, I.T.I’s, Secondary/Higher schools are also
be involved in the establishment of extension centers
The trade-wise distribution of persons trained in various
trades, under the community polytechnic Scheme, since
inception as under:-
1. Transformer fabrication-1096.
2. Machine Kuitting-1360.
10. Gabba/Namda making-180.
13. Radio/T.V. repair-106.
14. Kerw-petrol engine
16. Driving and Mant.