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Cover StoryNIRDTouching LivesJULY <strong>2013</strong>A three-pronged Action Research wealth was becoming extinct <strong>of</strong>ficer V. Krishna Rao said that mostProject, aimed at ensuring food, due to over-exploitation and in <strong>of</strong> the tribal families, who have beenincome and health security to tribal the absence <strong>of</strong> regeneration har vesting, processing, andpeople apart from promoting initiatives. marketing the forest produce, wereforest-based livelihoods throughAs part <strong>of</strong> the joint initiative twounorganised and untrained leadingconservation and regenerationgram panchayats have beento their exploitation at differentstrategies in Eastern Ghats, has beenselected in the district and inlevels. Lack <strong>of</strong> technical know-howlaunched by Kovel Foundation inEast Godavari Agency. Multiplea n d tool k i t s a re c a u s i n gcollaboration with <strong>National</strong> <strong>Institute</strong>plantations, including vempali, nallaunsustainable harvesting and<strong>of</strong> <strong>Rural</strong> <strong>Development</strong>.jeedi, tummeda, guava, papaya,processing practices resulting inThe project is aimed at making an silver oak , jamun, tamarind, amla,poor quality and low income to theinventory <strong>of</strong> the non-timber forest NM Bark, hill broom, border crops,NTFP.produce (NTFP) and to map, mango, cashew, pomegranate, As part <strong>of</strong> the project an inventory <strong>of</strong>prioritise the economically custard apple, chikoo, drumsticks, NTFP will be done as it helps inimportant NTFPs for developing millets, and gum. Kharaya will bedeveloping workable strategies forappropriate strategies for livelihooddeveloped in five-acre models andbetter management <strong>of</strong> differentdevelopment. Fur ther, it isalso in one acre models by small andspecies. The inventory will let uscommitted to promote and supportmarginal farmers.know various critical informationregeneration <strong>of</strong> important NTFPs in The two panchayats, Valasi and such as species-wise quantification,tribal lands and forest lands as well. Devipatnam, will be presented as their seed falling status, capability <strong>of</strong>The project was launched atBuddappalu hamlet in the mandalby Dr M.V. Rao, Director GeneralNIRD. During an interaction withtribal men and women he said, theunique project will work for theconservation and regeneration <strong>of</strong>forest resources. He said, NTFProle models for the tribalcommunities to emulate the same inthe next three years. The plantationswill ensure food, income, and healthsecurity to the tribal families and willalso contribute to regeneration <strong>of</strong>plants.Kovel Foundation chief executivenatural regeneration, quality <strong>of</strong>produce, endangered species andreasons for the same, he said. Thishelps in identifying NTFPs whichhave got good potential and marketopportunities so as to establishrequired institutional and marketlinkages.

JULY <strong>2013</strong>the students have been exposed to all the ruraldevelopment programmes and have acquired adequateinsights and skills to tackle field level problems. Hepointed out that students with high motivation arepassing out <strong>of</strong> this institution to serve the rural poor. "Weare all part <strong>of</strong> this great mission <strong>of</strong> nation building. Andyou will be the frontline soldiers in carrying forward thisgreat mission at the grassroots level", he added.Dr. Rao advised the students to become agents <strong>of</strong>change and have a passion for the work which theyundertake. He exhorted to maintain the higheststandards <strong>of</strong> integrity in their personal and pr<strong>of</strong>essionallives.Dr.S.M.Ilyas, Programme Director, NIRD welcomed theChief Guest and the invited audience. Presenting theCourse Report on the Fifth Batch <strong>of</strong> PGDRDM, he sharedthe Programme objectives, main highlights <strong>of</strong> the 5Batch and the placement status <strong>of</strong> the students. He saidththat the main objective <strong>of</strong> the one-year fast track PostGraduate Diploma in <strong>Rural</strong> <strong>Development</strong> Management(PGDRDM) is to develop a “committed and competentcadre <strong>of</strong> rural development management pr<strong>of</strong>essionals”in the country. Elaborating the design <strong>of</strong> the PGDRDM,he said that “it rests on the tripod <strong>of</strong> i. <strong>Rural</strong><strong>Development</strong> Philosophy, Concepts, Principles, Policiesand Organisations ii. <strong>Rural</strong> <strong>Development</strong> Managementand Practices, and iii. <strong>Rural</strong> Social Sector. Theprogramme consists <strong>of</strong> three major components,namely, Classroom Teaching and interactive learning,Fieldwork (short visits and long visit), and a six-weeklong all India field Attachment and <strong>Rural</strong> OrganisationalInternships.A host <strong>of</strong> reputed organisations took the students for thesix-week FA or <strong>Rural</strong> Organisational Internship whichsensitised the students to the hard core problems <strong>of</strong> therural society and its dynamics. The internship

JULY <strong>2013</strong>African Envoys Impressed with NIRDVisit <strong>of</strong> His Excellency Mr. JONATHAN WUTAWUNASHE,Ambassdor <strong>of</strong> Zimbabwe in India to <strong>Rural</strong> Technology Park (RTP),NIRDsolar energy as a scope for ruralsustainable and eco-friendlyenergy resource.As a part <strong>of</strong> his visit, he alsointeracted with the successfulentrepreneurs <strong>of</strong>RTP nearby toHyderabad namely Reva SriIndustries - Vampuguda (Home-based products), Pravs soyaproducts - Dammaiguda (SoyaFood Processing), Leaf platemaking unit–Alwal, handmadeconversion unit –Nallakunta.His Excellency Mr. Jonathan Wutawunashe, Ambassador<strong>of</strong> Zimbabwe to India visited <strong>Rural</strong> Technology Park(RTP), NIRD on 9 July <strong>2013</strong> keeping in view theestablishment <strong>of</strong> <strong>Rural</strong> Technology Park in Zimbabweproposed under India Africa Forum Summit-II (IAFS-II).Dr. M.V.Rao, Director General, NIRD cordially felicitatedthe Ambassador <strong>of</strong> Zimbabwe with a memento andboth <strong>of</strong> them exchanged their vision to establishment <strong>of</strong>RTP in Zimbabwe.Mr. Jonathan Wutawunashe,Ambassdor also interacted with theparticipants <strong>of</strong> InternationalTraining Programme on “<strong>Rural</strong> Drinking water andsanitation projects” and delivered few words withregard to importance <strong>of</strong> rural drinking water andsanitation in rural development.The visit <strong>of</strong> His Excellency Mr. Jonathan Wutawunashe,Zimbabwe, Ambassdor <strong>of</strong> South Sudan was madesuccessful by the guidance <strong>of</strong> Dr.P.SivaRam, PD, RTP andDr. Y. Gangi Reddy, APD, RTP.During the visit Mr. Jonathan Wutawunashe has seenthe cost-effective building models in <strong>National</strong> <strong>Rural</strong>Building Centre (NRBC) & Sanitation Park, handmadepaper conversion unit, natural dyeing, honey processingpearls, soya processing, home based products , leafplate making units and interacted with the unit partners.Shri Dhana Raju, PJE (Civil) RTP, explained the costeffectiveness<strong>of</strong> various building & sanitation modelsand also shown a demo <strong>of</strong> CSE blocks and adobe mudblocks. Shri T. Uma Sankar, PJE (Elec)RTP explained theworking and cost saving factor on using biogas and

JULY <strong>2013</strong>Visit <strong>of</strong> His Excellency Dr.Daniel Peter Othol Ambassdor <strong>of</strong>South Sudan In India to <strong>Rural</strong> Technology Park (RTP),NIRDKeeping in view the establishment <strong>of</strong> <strong>Rural</strong> H.E Dr.Daniel Peter Othol interacted with a group <strong>of</strong>Technology Park in South Sudan proposed under India farmers in the training hall who has visited RTP andAfrica Forum Summit-II (IAFS), His Excellency delivered few words with regard to Agriculture andDr.Daniel Peter Othol, Ambassdor <strong>of</strong> South Sudan to farmers role in the rural development.India visited <strong>Rural</strong> Technology Park (RTP), NIRD on The visit <strong>of</strong> the His Excellency Dr.Daniel Peter Othol,18 July <strong>2013</strong>. Ambassdor <strong>of</strong> South Sudan is made successful by theDuring the visit H.E Dr.Daniel Peter Othol has seen the guidance <strong>of</strong> Dr.P.SivaRam, PD RTP and Dr.Y.GangiCost effective building models in <strong>National</strong> <strong>Rural</strong> Reddy, APD,RTP.Building Centre (NRBC) & Sanitation Park, Handmadepaper, natural dyeing , Honey processing , pearls, soyaprocessing, home basedproducts , leaf plate makingunits and interacted with theunit partners.Shri Dhana Raju, PJE (Civil)RTP, explained the costeffectiveness<strong>of</strong> variousbuilding & sanitation modelsand also shown a demo <strong>of</strong>CSE blocks and adobe mudblocks. Shri T.Uma SankarPJE (Elec) RTP explainedthe working and cost savingfactor on using biogas andsolar energy as a scope forrural sustainable and ec<strong>of</strong>riendlyenergy resource.

NIRD Programme Ignites Passion to Serve the <strong>Rural</strong> PoorParticipants at the programme on from different States participated. rural people in their service areas.r u r a l c r e d i t m a n a g e m e n t Slides-show and power-point Similarly, providing income modelsconducted during July 8-12presentations through relevant by encouraging growing <strong>of</strong>discussed several subjects relatingmovie documentaries <strong>of</strong> success vegetables through scientificto SHG movements, functions <strong>of</strong>stories from various States were method, mini dairy farm unitsSHG Federations, emergingpresented. The seminar provided establishment <strong>of</strong> schemesmodels in agriculture, financialan impetus to participants to work motivated participants to do muchanalysis and project appraisal, NPAwith dedication in their respective more in their area <strong>of</strong> operations.and recovery management inrural branches to initiate major Participants were delighted to seeagricultural finance, effect <strong>of</strong> minorbreakthroughs in disbursement <strong>of</strong> for themselves the empowermentirrigation on agriculture, financingrural credit under various <strong>of</strong> women through SHG activities inanimal husbandry schemes andgovernment sponsored schemes. the Shadnagar Mandal.revised procedures <strong>of</strong> KCC, JLC,GCC as well as finances to warebyDr.B.K.Swain, Pr<strong>of</strong>essor andThe field trip to the Shadnagar The programme was coordinatedhousing projects. As many as 17 Mandal in the Ranga Reddy Districtagriculture field <strong>of</strong>ficers <strong>of</strong> Canara was a unique experience for all theHead <strong>of</strong> the Centre for <strong>Rural</strong> CreditBank working exclusively in rural <strong>of</strong>ficials. It was an eye openingand <strong>Development</strong> Banking, withand semi-urban bank branchesthe support <strong>of</strong> Project Consultantsstrategy to alleviate poverty riddenengaged in the Centre.NIRD Research Project Yielding Positive ResultsJULY <strong>2013</strong>The CHRD-Action Research Project making. Participants were taught<strong>of</strong> NIRD on Self-Help Groups every aspect <strong>of</strong> the activity in detailC o n v e r g e n c e w i t h A n i m a l with practical preparation <strong>of</strong> theHusbandry activities in Ipperu Gram products. Participants werePa n c h a y a t , K u d a i r M a n d a l , educated to explore the marketAnantapur district, AP, is reaping linkages, reliable local agencies torich dividends, thanks to the various have required material etc. Thetraining programmes for capacity t r a i n e e s w e re g i v e n s o m ebuilding <strong>of</strong> the SHG Groups assignments to-do during theparticipation certificate on theirco-ordinated by the Action training programme. With thesuccessful completion <strong>of</strong> theirResearch Team. Headed by knowledge acquired from thetraining programme.Dr. Gyanmudra, Project Director. training, the trainees were able toPeople are evincing keen interest in make the products on their own The main objective <strong>of</strong> the trainingthe training programmes. with confidence. programme was to give skill-basedtraining in their interested areas likeIn this process NIRD extended a A n o t h e r s i x - d a y t r a i n i n gH a n d - m a d e P a p e r B a g s .training programme on “Home- programme on Handmade PaperParticipants were taught to utilisebased Products” for CHRD Action Bags from 25 to 31 May <strong>2013</strong> at RTP,the opportunity to learn technicalgroup at RTP, NIRD, Hyderabad from NIRD was coordinated by CHRDaspectsinvolved in making14 May to 18 June, <strong>2013</strong>. The AR. The training programme wast h e v a r i o u s p r o d u c t s a n dprogramme was aimed at ensuring attended by unemployed youthin making the paper bags,the participants to learn the from three villages (Antaragana,approximate cost <strong>of</strong> the finishedrequired skills in their interested Ipperu and P. Nagireddypalle) <strong>of</strong>products, the reliable price at whichareas <strong>of</strong> home-based products like I p p e r u G r a m P a n c h a y a t ,the finished product to be sold outpin oil making, acid making, K u d a i r m a n d a l , A n a n t a p u rand sources <strong>of</strong> loan facility fromagarbathi making and candle district. Participants were givenlocal banks.

web technologies to rural masses. A Right to Education Act. The Appraisal <strong>of</strong> Project Reports andtotal <strong>of</strong> 32 participants from programme contents <strong>of</strong> this six-day Financial Analysis <strong>of</strong> different kindsdifferent States viz., Andhra training include the topics on <strong>of</strong> high value agricultural advancePradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Concept <strong>of</strong> Society and Community proposals. The participants wereHimachal Pradesh, Jammu and <strong>Development</strong>, Training Needs also taken to a big Poultry Farm forK a s h m i r, M a d h y a P r a d e s h , A s s e s s m e n t i n E l e m e n t a r y practical exposure and interactionMaharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Education, Concept <strong>of</strong> Community with agri-preneurs. A groupUttarakhand and West Bengal Participation, Steps <strong>of</strong> Social discussion on four important topicsparticipated in the programme. Mobilisation, Communication Skills, was conducted involving all theIntroduction to web technologies Target-oriented Community participants. The programme wasand web designing, various Mobilisation and Role <strong>of</strong> Animators. coordinated by Shri V. Ramas<strong>of</strong>tware used in website design and The programme was organised with Mohana Rao, Project Consultantdevelopment such as Front Page, 26 classroom sessions with one-day (CRCDB).Photoshop, MS Publisher, website field visit to Hatnoora, ChikmoddurThe Centre for Planning,hosting, maintenance, evaluation and Sripura villages <strong>of</strong> MedakMonitoring and Evaluation (CPME)and security were the topics District. The participants wereorganised a training programme oncovered during the training exposed to different methods <strong>of</strong>"Achieving Social Security for <strong>Rural</strong>programme. Emphasis was given on community participation and thePoor" during 15 -19 July <strong>2013</strong> athands-on practices on different practice <strong>of</strong> Social MobilisationNIRD- NERC, Guwahati. Thiss<strong>of</strong>tware with a view to developing through School Managementp r o g r a m m e r e g i s t e r e d 2 9re q u i re d s k i l l s a m o n g t h e Committees, Child protectionparticipants from Arunachalp a r t i c i p a n t s . T h e t r a i n i n g committees in the village forPradesh, Assam, Jharkhand,programme was coordinated by Dr. effective delivery <strong>of</strong> education. TheMeghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura. ItAnil Takalkar, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor field visit was facilitated by Shricovered all the major dimensions <strong>of</strong>(CMRD) and Dr. T. Rama Devi, Chikku Murali Mohan, Chiefsocial security including nutrition,Documentation Officer.Executive Officer and coordinatorsfood security; public distributiono f S A D H A N A , v o l u n t a r yThe Centre for Equity and Socialsystem, drinking water andorganisation. The programme was<strong>Development</strong>, NIRD organised thesanitation (panel discussion),coordinated by Dr. T.Vijayakumar,Course on Community Participationempowerment <strong>of</strong> women, electedFaculty (CESD) and Dr.R.R.Prasad,and Social Mobilisation forrepresentatives, community basedPr<strong>of</strong>essor & Head (CESD).Universalisation <strong>of</strong> Elementarydisaster management, programmesEducation (July 2-7, <strong>2013</strong>). Totally 36 NIRD-sponsored training and policies for disadvantagedparticipants from 12 States programme for Officers <strong>of</strong> Canara sections, insurances, employmentattended the training programme. Bank on Investment Credit and security, mid-day meal, etc.,The main objective <strong>of</strong> the Project Finance in Agriculture and including elaborating on socialprogramme is to orient the Allied Activities was conducted assistance programmes across thepar ticipants on concept <strong>of</strong> during 1-5 July <strong>2013</strong>. Twenty six country. The participants <strong>of</strong>community participation and to participants from all over India the course visited Amar Gharexplain the strategies and attended the programme. Stress (Old Age Home). Dr. PC Sikligar,approaches <strong>of</strong> social mobilisation in was given in imparting training on Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor coordinatedthe context <strong>of</strong> implementation <strong>of</strong> Investment Credit, Preparation and this programme.Faculty HonoursJULY <strong>2013</strong>Dr.Ch.Radhika Rani, Assistant Pr<strong>of</strong>essor, Centre for Water and Land Resources, NIRD was invited as a speaker for the<strong>National</strong> Seminar on “ Emerging Challenges <strong>of</strong> Indian Agriculture with Special Reference to Institutional Credit andFarm Distress “ organised by the Council for Social <strong>Development</strong> (CSD) at India International Centre, New Delhiduring June 6-7, <strong>2013</strong>. She presented a paper on “Institutions and Support Systems for Inclusive Agriculture<strong>Development</strong>” in the Technical Session on “”Institutional Credit and Inclusive Agricultural Growth” . The Session waschaired by Dr.Prakash Bakshi, Chairman, NABARD.

When 'Self-Help' Proved to be Best HelpJULY <strong>2013</strong>In Ipperu, remote village in got the income <strong>of</strong> more than ` c o n f i d e n c e b u i l d i n g . T h eAnantapur district, a group <strong>of</strong> 4000. With the sudden and participants have been undergoingseven members from different SHG surprising marketing, there was no training in various areas like HomeGroups <strong>of</strong> the same village have limit for their happiness. They are Based Products, Paper Bag Making,come forward to start phenyl and now very confident <strong>of</strong> making Handmade Soap Making, Vermisurf making collectively. Firstly they further product and extend the Compost and Leaf Plate Makingplanned to start phenyl making by marketing level for the product in etc. All these training programmescontributing ` 250/-per head as an nearby towns <strong>of</strong> Kudair and were being conducted by NIRD.initial investment. It was around Anantapur. The par ticipants <strong>of</strong> Ipperu` 1700 altogether. With this As part <strong>of</strong> NIRD-CHRD-Action Panchayat have also been engagedamount they bought some material Research Project on Self-Help in other training Programmesrequired and started the activity. Groups Convergence with Animal being conducted at district level byThey have made 101 bottles <strong>of</strong> Husbandry activities in Ipperu RDT and RUDSETI.phenyl. After finishing the product Gram Panchayat, Kudair Mandal, With the training, which was giventhe next step was how to sell or Anantapur district, AP, it has been to them, many <strong>of</strong> the participantsmarket it. They had this question in o r g a n i s i n g t h e t r a i n i n gtheir mind. Thinking that no onehave started some activity eitherprogrammes for Self-Help Groups'would buy their product at localindividually or collectively. Inmembers <strong>of</strong> Ipperu, Antaragangalevel, they decided to market itcontinuation <strong>of</strong> this, they haveand Nagireddypalle villages toeither at Kudair or Anantapur at thestarted activities such as Phenylstrengthen their skills andrate <strong>of</strong> ` 40 a bottle <strong>of</strong> one liter. But capacities for the betterment <strong>of</strong>making, Hand Bag Making and Surfto their surprise all the bottles <strong>of</strong> their economic conditions and Making. Though they started few101, that were made initially, have livelihoods by way <strong>of</strong> providing activities, they are happy with thebeen sold out in Ipperu itself and them required inputs guidance and activity and the output.SnippetsCentre for <strong>Rural</strong> Infrastructure, and interact with the members <strong>of</strong> sanitation campaign: PanchayatiNIRD organised an International Mandal Samakhya or SHGs for Raj and <strong>Rural</strong> <strong>Development</strong>T r a i n i n g P r o g r a m m e o n upgrading knowledge and skills in Department; Kolkata ,West Bengal"Management <strong>of</strong> <strong>Rural</strong> Infra- the areas <strong>of</strong> IEC and women State has given a presentationstructure Projects on Drinking empowerment which play a pivotal followed by a discussion onWater and Sanitation" The role in drinking water and sanitation innovative experi-ments in drinkinginternational participants were on July 13 . water and sanitation. Shritaken to rural water supply andS.K.Behera, African - Asian <strong>Rural</strong>Industrysanitation (RWS) Erramanzil,D e v e l o p m e n t O rg a n i s a t i o nHyderabad and were given practical The international participants were (AARDO), New Delhi delivered aexposure on testing <strong>of</strong> water quality taken to Ultra Tech Cement <strong>of</strong> presentation on Information,by different chemical methods, Aditya Birla Group, Kurnool to Education and Communicationwater quality testing mobile kits, provide exposure about the (IEC) in DW&SP in developingdetection <strong>of</strong> impurities in water by corporate social response activities countries on July 17.Gas liquid chromatography method (CSR) in the fields <strong>of</strong> health,(GLC) on July 11,<strong>2013</strong>.education, sustainable livelihood,RetirementMahila Mandalssocial causes and infrastructuredevelopment undertaken by theThe International Participants <strong>of</strong> the Aditya Birla group on July 14.Training Programme were taken t<strong>of</strong>ield visit to Oorvakal MahilaPopdupu Lakshmi Ikya Sangam(OMPLIS), Oorvakal in Kurnooldistrict, Andhra Pradesh to studyInnovationAt the International ProgrammeShri Chandan Sengupta representingthe task force on totalConsequent upon attainment <strong>of</strong>superannuation i.e., 60 years,Dr. D. Bidari, Pr<strong>of</strong>essor & Head(RTD) retired from the services <strong>of</strong>NIRD on the afternoon <strong>of</strong>31.07.<strong>2013</strong>.

JULY <strong>2013</strong>Action Research Project in Vizag DistrictBook-Pocket (Contains Printed Matter)Director General : Dr. M. V. Rao, IASEditor: Anil Takalkar, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor and Head, CMRDEditorial Inputs for this issue: Ravi Prasad Benjamin, Media Consultant, CMRD,Photographs : P. Subrahmanyam; Cover Design : V. G. Bhat: Published by Anil Takalkar, Associate Pr<strong>of</strong>essor & Head, CMRDon behalf <strong>of</strong> the <strong>National</strong> <strong>Institute</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Rural</strong> <strong>Development</strong>, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030 and printed at Vaishnavi Laser Graphics, Hyderabad.

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