Call for Papers

Organizer: The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed to be University Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade (3rd cycle) Gandhigram- 624 302, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu

About the Webinar

  • When: March 25, 2022
  • Free Registration
  • Publication Fee Needed
  • Who should attend the webinar: Academicians, researchers, scholars, industrialists and other practitioners of research can participate in the webinar.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is into seven years of implementation of the 2030Agenda. COVID-19 has brought in devastating impact on all 17 goals and threatening the achievements already made in many areas. While the virus has impacted everyone, it is the poorest and most vulnerable who are affected dis proportionally by the pandemic. Taking stock of the situation with scientific research is urgently needed to respond to the crisis and support SDG acceleration. Rural India, with 68.82 % population has to be a key agent for achieving thetransformational socio – economic, political and cultural changes for sustainable development.COVID-19 has clearly made it more difficult to achieve the SDGs. With economic recessions,unemployment, deaths and increasing poverty, many of the improvements we saw before the pandemic have been reversed. Time has come that academicians, NGOs, development agencies,policy makers need to identify the various risks, vulnerabilities and issues faced the rural households and evolve strategies to achieve sustainable development from the rural perspective.

Objectives of webinar

  • To identify the contemporary risks to sustainable development for rural India.
  • To address the rising new concerns of COVID-19 and to its manifestations as local reactions
  • To explore the ways in getting track of rural population achieving Sustainable Development to the spill over effects of pandemic Goals (SDGs)

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Thematic areas for the webinar

  • End poverty in all its forms in rural area
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing of rural population
  • Inclusive and quality education for rural population including lifelong learning
  • Empower rural population and achieve gender equality
  • Access to water and sanitation to rural population
  • Promote sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work of rural population
  • Environmental risks and vulnerabilities
  • Impact of rural migration and agrarian distress
  • Just, peaceful and inclusive societies for vulnerable rural population
  • Revitalization of partnership and networking of rural groups
  • Other Risks and vulnerabilities of rural area
  • Social capital and its impact on rural society
  • Gender research perspectives for sustainability

Abstract and Paper submission guidelines

Papers are invited on any one or more of the sub themes as per the APA format. It should be typed in

  • 1.5 spacing in MS word format
  • Time New Roman font with the font size 12
  • It should not exceed 300 words for Abstract and 15 pages for Full Paper
  • The presented papers will be published shortly by a Publisher with ISBN for which the publication fee will be collected from the corresponding authors
  • A soft copy of the abstract and full paper shall also be sent to the e-mail to asdgp2022@gmail.com

Important dates

  • Submission Abstract: 2022: March 15, 2022
  • Acceptance Abstract: : 2022: March 17, 2022
  • Submission Paper full Paper: : 2022: March 23, 2022
  • Webinar date: 2022: March 25, 2022

CHIEF PATRON: Prof. Dr T.T. Ranganathan Vice-Chancellor i/c, GRI-DTBU, Gandhigram

PATRON: Prof. Dr V.P.R. Sivakumar-Registrar, GRI-DTBU, Gandhigram


Dr A. Balakrishnan, Professor & Director- drabk@gmail.com -Mob: 9842505851

Dr M. Hilaria Soundari, Associate Professor- Email: hilariasoundari@gmail.com -Mob: 9952813984

Dr M. Muthukumaran, Assistant Professor
P. Abdul Shareef – UGC NET JRF Research scholar
Dr S. M. Karthik, Assistant Professor
S. Dinesh Kumar – UGC NET JRF Research scholar
Dr M. Gunasekaran, Assistant professor
Seema Xalxo – Research scholar

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