The idea of this pilot project was conceived in 1945 but was put into action in September, 1948 at Mahewa Village about 11 miles away from Etawah in United Province. Lt. Col. Albert Mayer of U.S.A. was the Originator of this project. Initially 64 villages were selected which then increased to 97. The Government of UP and Point-4 programme of U.S.A. provided help for this project.
1. To see the extent of improvement possible in an average district.
2. To see how quickly results could be achieved.
3. To ascertain the permanency and applicability of results to other areas.
4. To find out methods of gaining and growing confidence of the villagers.
5. To build up a sense of community living.
6. To build up a spirit of self help in the villagers.
1. Broadening the mental horizons of the villagers by educative and persuasive approach.
2. Training of village level workers.
3. Co-ordination between Departments and Agencies.
4. Conducting demonstrations.
5. Covered subjects like crop yields, soil conservations, animal husbandry sanitation and social education.
1. Villager’s participation.
2. Through planning and integrated approach.