Establishing pilot project
Synonyms: Setting up demonstration projects
Claim: Pilot demonstrations are vital as a means of introducing change in rural areas. The government (or another agency) will, for instance, go into a village and identify one woman who is willing to be trained as a weaver. After receiving her training, many of the village girls will want to learn the new skill too. As weaving becomes established as a viable industry for the women, the government will help them finance their businesses (through easy bank loans). Their products are bought by the government for marketing. Pilot projects are also used to demonstrate innovations in farming. Farm fairs and exhibits are held regularly in the state so that villagers can see for themselves new grain crops, and animals.
Type Classification: D: Detailed strategies