Meant for the students to understand the ground situation and the problems which rural India faces

Faculty of Journalism and Communication, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and the Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell, an Ahmedabad based NGO working in coastal districts of Gujarat facilitated a Field Visit for second-year students of Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC) programme on 7th March ’19.

An extension of their Development Communication curriculum, the visit was meant for the students to understand the ground situation and the problems which rural India faces. The over-night field visit was to four seashore villages Pithalpur, Mota Ghana, Padri Gohil and Borda in the Talaja Block of Bhavnagar District. This area is prone to salinity owing to seawater inland intrusion.

The students got glimpses of initiatives of Developmental activities specific to agriculture, hygiene, and water conservation sectors in the Talaja Block, and they have successfully documented their experience of the feel of a coastal rural pocket of Gujarat, and captured photo case stories.

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