Livelihoods in rural India covering 70% of population are subjected to vagaries of climate and disasters. Without building resilience in them it is always a first step and not higher step in their path of development. In spite of years of hard work it continues to be a hardship ridden life. Rural India was the source of civilisational growth and it has to regain its prime place in the nation building and placing India on the top in the comity of nations in the world. In today's climate vagaries and disaster prone world, it is not enough to develop livelihoods but it is also essential to make them sustainable by continuous attempts to make them resilient. Higher educational institutions in the country have an important role in formulating and building curriculum for promoting continuous student and institutional engagement in study, research and improvement of the resilience of rural livelihoods and rural critical infrastructure. Established in 1995 by the Government of India under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, the MGNCRE, founded by the Late Prime Minister Shri P V Narasimha Rao, seeks to usher in rural change and inclusive growth as a catalyst organization.

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