The School of Planning and Architecture – Vijayawada (SPA-V) students are preparing a development plan for Mukkollupadu village of Nuzvid mandal in Krishna district.
The study will explore the tourism potential of the village. The SPA-V, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, is currently working on the country’s first village museum here by preserving a Palaeolithic rock mound and other sculpture found in the village, reports Hindu.
IIT-M’s Innovation and Design Centre will extend necessary support to develop the village museum at Mukkollupadu, which was adopted by former Vijayawada City Police Commissioner A.B. Venkateswara Rao.
“The villagers’ zeal to develop the village museum encourages us to put in our best efforts in building the museum. Involvement of locals in the project is laudable,” said SPA-V Director N. Sridharan. He also advised students to observe the life of the rural folk and their innovative and traditional livelihood practices.
SPA-V Planning Department head Abdul Razak Mohamed said that students would prepare a detailed development plan, highlighting existing occupations and other parameters of the village development.