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Annual Report 2011-2012 - National Institute of Rural Development

VISIONThe vision of NIRD is to focus on the policies and programmesthat benefit the rural poor, strive to energise the democraticdecentralization processes, improve the operation and efficiencyof rural development personnel, promote transfer of technologythrough its social laboratories, technology park and createenvironmental awareness.As a “think-tank” for the Ministry of Rural Development, NIRDwhile acting as a repository of knowledge on rural developmentwould assist the Ministry in policy formulation and choice ofoptions in rural development to usher in the change.


NIRDANNUAL REPORT2011-12National Institute of Rural DevelopmentMinistry of Rural Development, Government of IndiaRajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500 030India


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CONTENTSSl.No. Topic Page No.I. Overview 1II. Training 6III. Research 20IV. Action Research 29V. Consultancy Studies 32VI. Networking with State Institutes of Rural Development 34(SIRDs) and Extension Training Centres (ETCs)VII. Documentation 40VIII. Information Dissemination 42IX. Rural Technology Park 44X. NIRD Academic Programmes 46XI. NIRD-North Eastern Regional Centre (NERC), Guwahati 51XII. NIRD- Eastern Regional Centre (ERC), Patna 64XIII. NIRD Jaipur Centre, Jaipur 65XIV. Administration 66XV. Finance and Accounts 82XVI. Implementation of Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 84Annexures


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTEROVERVIEWNational Institute of Rural Development undertakestraining, research and action research for development ofthe rural people, with particular focus on the rural poor,with the objective of improving their quality of life. Itaims to:(i)organise training programmes, conferences, seminarsand workshops for senior level development managers,elected representatives, bankers, NGOs and otherstakeholders.(ii) undertake, aid, promote and coordinate research.(iii)study functioning of the Panchayati Raj Institutions andrural development programmes across the states.(iv) analyse and propose solutions to problems in planningand implementation of the programmes for ruraldevelopment; and(v) develop content and disseminate information throughperiodicals, reports, e-modules and other publications.NIRD as an apex training Institute in the field of ruraldevelopment addresses the training and capacitydevelopment needs of a large clientele. NIRD throughnation-wide network of training institutions has wide reachin fulfilling the demands and needs of capacitydevelopment of the rural development functionariesinvolved in implementation of various rural developmentprogrammes and initiatives of Government of India. Theclientele include a large number of elected PRIrepresentatives, rural development functionaries, NGOs,Bankers and other stakeholders. Capacity building of ruraldevelopment personnel and elected representatives is aprerequisite in the entire rural development process.During the year, the Institute received award from Afro-Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO), aninternational organisation, in recognition of its outstandingcontribution in the field of rural development. TheInstitute was also conferred with Bloomberg UTV “B-SchoolLeadership” Award. Ministry of Rural Development,Government of India conveyed its approval to the Institute’sproposal to establish a “Chair on Rural Labour” in honourof Late Shri S.R.Sankaran, an eminent civil servant. TheInstitute also organised a National Consultation on the‘Draft National Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation &Resettlement Bill, 2011" in September, 2011 which wasattended by eminent persons and proceedings and majorsuggestions were sent to Department of Land Resources,Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.NIRD, as part of its continuous efforts to develop managerialskills of functionaries in rural development, introduced aone- year Post Graduate Diploma Programme in RuralDevelopment Management (PGDRDM) in the year 2008. Thefourth batch of PGDRDM with 43 students, started in August,2011. The Batch included 10 in-service internationalcandidates from CIRDAP and AARDO member-countries viz.,Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius,Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria and the Philippines. For achievingwider outreach, the Institute also established a DistanceEducation Cell (DEC) and started a one-year PG Diploma inSustainable Rural Development in the year 2010. The secondbatch commenced from January, 2011 which also included26 students from Afghanistan.NIRD gives stress on the capacity building of ruraldevelopment functionaries and it is the major objective ofall its training programmes. The Institute could achieve avery high level of satisfaction of trainees, by evolving andANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 1


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12adopting new training methods and techniques on acontinuous basis. It has led to improvement in the qualityof training programmes, making them more need basedand focused. Besides, the findings of the research studiesand action research are utilised in training programmes astraining inputs. There has been a significant improvementin the outreach programmes, and the Institute couldorganise the largest number of 980 training programmesduring the year with participation of a large number ofofficials associated with rural development departments,PRI functionaries, representatives of NGOs, PSUs,academicians and SHGs, against 950 training programmesoriginally proposed. Further, these training programmeshave also attracted a significant number of internationalparticipants from developing countries of Asia and Africa.With its relentless pursuit for greater outreach to itsclientele, the Institute has also been able to increase thenumber of training programmes over the years onsustained basis. The data of last five years are given below-S.No. Period Number of trainingprogrammes1 2007-08 2862 2008-09 3673 2009-10 5544 2010-11 9755 2011-12 980As against 24181 participants trained during 2010-11, 27,942participants were trained in the current year 2011 - 12.The Institute has the mandate to help and build the trainingcapacities of its link institutions i.e. the State Institutes ofRural Development (SIRDs) and Extension Training Centres(ETCs). The demand for training programmes increasedsignificantly during the year, which led to organising 713 offcampusand regional programmes. These programmesmainly focused on various aspects of rural developmentincluding flagship programmes of the Ministry of RuralDevelopment, Government of India.Centre on Geo-informatics Application in RuralDevelopment (C-GARD), NIRD, designs specific customisedtraining programmes in Geo-informatics Technologyapplications in different areas like planning, monitoring,modelling, and decision support systems on Watershed,MGNREGS, Agriculture Development, EnvironmentalAssessment, Conservation Practices, Resources Planning,Infrastructure Development, and Village Planning. Tostrengthen India’s partnership with Africa, Government ofIndia had approved establishment of C-GARD Centres infive countries of Africa viz. Kenya, Algeria, Niger, Equatorial2 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Guinea and Madagascar in a phased manner. The Institutehas a Rural Technology Park (RTP) for showcasing andtransferring various user-friendly rural technologiesthrough capacity building and rural enterprises andlivelihoods promotion. Government of India has alsoapproved NIRD proposal to establish RTPs in five Africancountries namely Malawi, Zimbabwe, Congo, Botswanaand South Sudan in a phased manner.The Institute has undertaken sponsored trainingprogrammes assigned by various ministries anddepartments of Government of India and StateGovernments on SGSY (NRLM), IAY, PMGSY, Watershed, etc.The Institute also organised increased number ofinternational training programmes sponsored by Ministryof External Affairs, Government of India and others. TheInstitute is working in close coordination withinternational organisations like AARDO, CIRDAP, UNWomen, etc. A project on “Promoting Women’s PoliticalLeadership and Governance in India and South Asia”sponsored by UN Women was also undertaken by theInstitute. NIRD is the nodal agency for implementation ofthe RSETI Project of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)which aims at developing rural enterprises by the ruralyouth. The Institute is the lead national level coordinatingagency for appraisal and monitoring of placement linkedskill development projects, Himayat projects (for Jammuand Kashmir) and Parvaaz (for Minority communities)under the Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY)special projects of the Ministry. It has also been entrustedthe role of nodal agency for release of funds received fromthe Government of India, Ministry of Rural Development(MoRD) to all the State Rural Livelihood Mission/ SRLMs)and Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs).The Institute also organised study visits for participants ofvarious training programmes to different parts of thecountry. During the period under reference, His ExcellencyShri Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, Governor of Meghalaya,Dr Ernest Beele, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of MulungushiUniversity, Zambia, Shri J.M. Lyngdoh, former Chief ElectionCommissioner of India, Prof. J C Breman, Amsterdam Schoolfor Social Science Research, Netherlands, Shri Barna Karimi,Kabul, Ms.Christine Arab, UN Women, New York, MsGulden Turkoz-Cosslett, Director, Programme SupportDivision, UN Women, Ms Christine Arab, Chief of Asia andthe Pacific Section, both of UN Women, New York; Ms AnneF Stenhammer, Regional Programme Director, UN Women,and a High level delegation from Norway visited NIRD.It is pertinent to mention that during the year, the interinstitutionalcollaborations were stepped up considerably.In addition, greater emphasis was placed on organisingregular Study Forum meetings to discuss the research studyfindings and finalise the research reports.Consequent upon the revamping, re-designing andrestructuring of Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY)into the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), theInstitute has been giving more focus on NRLM by catering tothe training requirements of the stakeholders, key officials,bank officials, etc., involved in the implementation of ruraldevelopment. With a view to creating awareness andexposure among officials at district, block and sub-block level,NIRD organised workshops, seminars and debriefing sessionson the concept, objectives, strategies, framework andoperationalisation of NRLM through State Institutes of RuralDevelopment (SIRDs), Extension Training Centres (ETCs),Regional Institutes of Rural Development (RIRDs) and otherreputed institutes. NIRD has trained about 13,500 officials,PRI members, SHG members, NGOs, Animators, SHGFederations by organising about 435 ToTs on NRLM acrossthe country.NIRD has also organised an international training programmeon Promotion of Rural Micro Enterprises for the seniorofficials of the Afro-Asian Countries. The Institute hascoordinated a number of workshops / seminars /induction training programmes organised by the NRLMdivision of Ministry of Rural Development wherein theofficials of State Rural Livelihood Missions of northern statestook part.Research conducted by the Institute is field-based in naturewith a focus on current rural development issues. Theresearch findings become an important ingredient in policyformulation for rural development.ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 3


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12During the year, the Institute conducted several researchstudies aimed at studying the programme implementationand identification of alternative strategies for improvingeffectiveness of various programmes and schemes. Relianceof the Ministry on the feedback provided through theresearch studies taken up by the Institute is increasing.The direct approach to tackling development issues relatedto the ‘quality of life’ of the rural poor has been the focalarea of research. During the period, NIRD has taken up 31research studies and completed 21 of them.The Institute has undertaken location-specific research inwhich a theme or a model is field tested, step-by-step, whileactually implementing the project on the ground. Day-todayinterventions are modified according to the situationprevailing in the location. It is in fact, a process of learningwhile doing. In these action research projects, the main focusis to evolve people-centered approach in planning andimplementation with local decision-making andparticipatory evaluation. In this process, the communitiesare made sustainable and self-reliant. During the year,Action Research project on issues like Formation of FlexibleLabour Groups for Enhancing Access to Employment &Strengthening Livelihoods, Improving ManagementPractices in the Implementation of MGNREGA, Geoinformaticsbased Livelihood Planning, Disaster ResilientGram Panchayat, SHGs Convergence with AnimalHusbandry, Participatory Micro Level Planning &Management for Sustainable Development through GISApplications, etc., were carried out.The Institute has also taken up the important process ofdocumenting its efforts to enable policymakers, ruraldevelopment functionaries, State Governments to pick uplearning points for application in implementation ofprogrammes.4 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12NIRD provides consultancy support to various internationaland national organisations on different developmentthemes relating to rural development. The Institute alsotakes up sponsored studies on the request of MoRD andother Central ministries and state departments. During theyear, the Institute has taken up eleven consultancy studiesout of which two consultancy studies have beencompleted.During the year, the Institute continued its efforts inpublishing literature on rural development issues. TheInstitute gives due importance to publication activity. Thequarterly Journal of Rural Development published by theInstitute occupies a place of pride among leading academicjournals on rural development and decentralisedgovernance. NIRD Newsletter provides wide coverage ofscheduled training programmes and also highlights variousactivities undertaken by the Institute on regular basis.Additionally, the Institute brings out more publicationsunder research report series, case study series and actionresearch series. During the year, it also published 15Research Reports and other publications. The Institutehouses the largest library on rural development in Asiawith a collection of 1,15,302 books and brought out severalinformation products and services.NIRD REGIONAL CENTRESNIRD’s Regional Centre in Guwahati is recognised as apremier training, research and consultancy organisationin the field of rural development in the north-easternregion of the country. During its last 29 years of service,this Centre has developed expertise and experience inserving the specific training and research needs of thenorth-eastern region. During the year, the Centreconducted 88 training programmes, including fiveWorkshops which were attended by 2774 participants.In pursuance of decision taken by the Executive Council atits 107 th meeting held on September 30, 2009, a new Centreof the Institute was inaugurated at Chaupal Buildingat Jaipur on August 22, 2010. During the year, the Centrehas continued its activities and organised 20 trainingprogrammes.The Eastern Regional Centre (ERC) of the Institute wasinaugurated at Patna on October 11, 2008 to cater to thetraining needs on rural development issues of eastern partsof the country. During the year, the Centre conducted 29training programmes/ workshops on different topics.ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCEThe training, research and consultancy activitiesundertaken by the Institute are well supported by theAdministration and Finance wings of NIRD. During theyear under reference, one meeting of the General Councilwas held on June 11, 2011. In order to provide moreconducive environment for carrying out various activities,action was initiated to upscale and expand the existinginfrastructure facilities of the Institute. During the year2011-12, Hon’ble Union Minister for Rural Developmentinaugurated the modern Auditorium ‘VIKAS’. Furtherefforts were made to improve the operations of theInstitute with focus on upgradation of IT infrastructure. Aprogramme was organised by the Institute to celebrateInternational Women’s Day. Activities undertaken by theInstitute are given in detail in subsequent chapters.ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 5


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERTRAININGEmphasis on the capacity building of Rural Developmentfunctionaries has been one of the principal endeavours ofthe Institute. As part of this endeavour, trainingprogrammes addressing various capacity building issuesin respect of poverty alleviation and rural developmentprogrammes were organised.The Institute organised 980 training programmes as against950 training programmes planned. The year saw an all timehigh number of training programmes (980) and alsoparticipants (27,942). The average score of effectivenessof training programmes was 85 per cent. Details oftraining programmes conducted and categories ofparticipants at NIRD, Hyderabad, NIRD-NERC, Guwahati(Assam), NIRD-ERC, Patna (Bihar) and NIRD-JC, Jaipur(Rajasthan) during the year 2011-12, are given inAnnexures-I to V.A. OBJECTIVESIn order to ensure imparting appropriate training amongRD functionaries and other professionals who are engagedin the realm of rural development activities, trainingprogrammes of NIRD were designed with the followingobjectives:1. Build awareness, improve skills and broadenknowledge of the development functionaries foreffective programme planning and implementation;2. Sensitise Senior Executives of developmentdepartments of Centre and States for emerging needsof rural population on socio-economic and politicalconditions through Workshops, Seminars andConsultations;3. Facilitate attitudinal changes among developmentpersonnelB. PROFILE OF CLIENTELE GROUPSNIRD training programmes cater to different clientelegroups engaged in rural development and profile oftrainees is spread across following categories:Officials associated with implementation of RuralDevelopment programmes and departmentsElected members of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs)Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)BankersPublic Sector Undertakings (PSUs)AcademicsInternational participantsSHGs, youth belonging to BPL families forEntrepreneurship and Skill Development Programmes atRural Technology Park (RTP)C. TRAINING METHODSKeeping in view the varied nature of the training impartedand profile of participants attending the programmes, varioustraining methods are used. A few of the methods are :Lecture-cum-DiscussionCase Study Presentations6 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Participatory MethodsGroup DiscussionsExercises and Hands-on SessionsField Exposure cum Study VisitsPanel Discussions Simulation GamesSome of the important training programmes, workshopsand seminars conducted during the year 2011-2012 are :(1) Training Programmes Participation of Youth in Poverty AlleviationProgrammes Planning and Execution of Convergence of LineDepartments with MGNREGA Geo-informatics Applications in WatershedDevelopment Organising and Mobilising Rural Poor for Self-Help andEmpowerment Poverty Alleviation through Microfinance Social Sector Development in Rural Areas - Strategiesand Programmes Management Information Systems for MGNREGS Social Audit in Rural Development Managerial Leadership for OrganisationalDevelopment for Officials of ZP Representatives Research Methodology for Development Professionals Community Mobilisation for Demand Driven Worksunder MGNREGA Web Technologies and Web Designing for InformationDissemination Convergence to Improve District Administration Training Methods and Techniques Capacity Building of CBOs for ParticipatoryDevelopment under MGNREGS and WatershedDevelopment Programmes Formulation and Appraisal of Coastal LivelihoodProjects Master Trainers Training : SECC 2011 Effective Delivery of Rural Credit Development of Scheduled Castes in Rural Areas:Approaches, Strategies and ProgrammesGIS Applications for Planning, Implementation andMonitoring of MGNREGARural Electrification and Energy ManagementGender Mainstreaming through Gender BudgetingMainstreaming of Persons with Disabilities inDevelopmentToT on Participatory Training Methods for FacultyMembers of RD/PRTC/ETC/RIRD Training InstitutionsNon-Performing Asset and Recovery ManagementMicro Project Planning for NGOsPanchayati Raj and Good GovernanceInnovative and Proactive Initiatives in LivelihoodsCreationRole of PRI Leadership in Operationalisation of NRLMfor ZP ChairmenStrategies for Adoption and Mitigation of DroughtSocial Sector Development in Rural Areas: Strategiesand ProgrammesCredit Flow for Dairy and Micro-enterprise Developmentfor Rural BankersStrategies in Agro Forestry for Environmental and RuralLivelihoods DevelopmentAchieving Universal Literacy through DecentralisedPatternPoverty and Inequality Estimation for ISS ProbationariesPromotion of Agriculture in Rainfed RegionsEmpowerment of Disadvantaged Groups through PRIsTraining for Resource Persons and Master Trainers onMonitoring and EvaluationIntegrated Training Programme on Flagship Programmesof RD for Cutting Edge Officials and ElectedRepresentatives(2) Sponsored Programmes (National)Planning and Management of NRLM (SGSY)Sponsor: MoRD, GoIEvaluation Techniques for Directorate of EvaluationSponsor: Government of NagalandPlanning and Implementation of Watershed ProjectsSponsor: DoLR, MoRD, GoIANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 7


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Participatory Tools and Techniques for Rural DrinkingWater and Sanitation ProfessionalsSponsor: DWS, MoRD, GoIIT Applications in NSAPSponsor: Department of Social Justice, Government ofMaharashtraPlanning and Implementation of IAYSponsor: MoRD, GoITraining-cum-Exposure Visit on Rural DevelopmentInitiativesSponsor: BIPARD, Patna, BiharPlanning and Management of PMGSY with a Focus onCommunity ParticipationSponsor: MoRD, GoIPromotion of Entrepreneurship in AgricultureSponsor: Government of Odisha under RKVYPlanning , Monitoring and Evaluation of NFDB SchemesSponsor: NFDBPromoting Women’s Political Leadership andGovernance in Andhra PradeshSponsor: UN WomenTraining cum Exposure Visit on Scientific Fish CulturePractices in APSponsor: SIRD, Assam(3) Training Programmes (International) Planning and Management of Rural EnergyProgrammes Community Based Disaster Management Preparednessand Coping Strategies Participatory Rural Development Natural Resource Management for SustainableLivelihoods Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture and RuralDevelopment Information Technology for Rural Development Poverty Reduction through Microfinance Geo-informatics Applications in Rural Development Planning for Poverty Reduction and SustainableDevelopmentb. International Training Programmes for AfricanProfessionals under IAFS-II, Sponsored by the Ministryof External Affairs, Government of Indiaa. Sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. ofIndia, under ITEC and SCAAP Fellowship Programmes Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of RuralDevelopment Programmes Livelihoods Technologies for Empowerment of RuralPoor Women Geo-informatics for Planning, Implementation,Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects(Geo-Prime) Participatory Poverty Alleviation Strategies forDeveloping Economies Management of Rural Drinking Water and SanitationProjects Management of Rural Development and GoodGovernance Human Resource Development for DevelopmentProfessionalsPromotion of Rural Micro EnterprisesManagement of Watershed for Sustainable LivelihoodsProjectsDecentralisation and Local GovernanceDesigning Participatory Strategies and DevelopingSkills on Participatory Poverty Reduction MeasuresManagement of Rural Drinking Water8 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12c. NIRD-AARDO Collaborative Programme, Sponsored bythe Ministry of Rural Development, Government ofIndiaTraining cum Workshop on Management of WaterResources for AARDO Member-Countriesd. NIRD-CIRDAP Collaborative Training Programmes,Sponsored by the Ministry of Rural Development,Government of IndiaFinancial Inclusion through MicrofinanceRural Credit Orientation for Financial Inclusion forProbationary Officers of Rural CreditProject Screening Committee Meeting (PSC) forProjects under Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran PariyojanaSocial Accountability MechanismExperts’ Consultation Workshop for Preparation ofTraining Modules and Materials on PESA Act 1996National Workshop on Transfer of TechnologyConsultancy Workshop on National Statistical CodeDeveloping Training Modules for Promoting Women’sPolitical Leadership and GovernanceNational Consultation on Land Acquisition andRehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011E-learning Technologies for RD: Trends and FuturePossibilitiesResults Based Management: Performance Indicators,Monitoring and EvaluationWatershed Management for Agriculture Growth andEnvironmental Conservation with Focus on ClimateChangeDecentralised Governance and Delivery of Servicesthrough Effective Human Resource DevelopmentStrategiesEfficiency, Speed and Cost Saving AdministrationMaking MGNREGA Robust in NE Region: Strategies forFutureNational Conference on Geo-informatics Applications inMGNREGSANALYSIS OF TRAINING PROGRAMMESManagement of Rural Drinking Water and SanitationProjects(4) Workshops and Seminars OrganisedNational Colloquium of State Secretaries of RD & PR,Heads of SIRDs on Lab to Land InitiativesDuring the year 2011-12, NIRD organised a total number of980 programmes, which include 843 Programmesconducted by NIRD, Hyderabad, 88 programmes by NIRD-NERC, Guwahati (Assam), 29 programmes by NIRD-ERC,Patna (Bihar) and 20 programmes by NIRD-Jaipur Centre(Rajasthan). These programmes include 713 Regional andOff-campus training programmes organised at differentSIRDs which include 477 training programmes on NRLM(SGSY), sponsored by the MoRD conducted at the SIRDsand ETCs, for which NIRD had developed the Trainingmodules and Training Materials. This apart, NIRD alsoconvened a National Colloquium exclusively for ETCs andgave a special orientation to Heads of ETCs for conductingToT- III Training programmes on SGSY (NRLM).ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 9


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Type of ProgrammesThe category-wise break-up of the training programmes conducted by the Institute is presented in Table 1:Table 1 : Type of Programmes Organised During the Year 2011-2012S.No. Type of Programmes NIRD NERC ERC NIRD-JC Total1 Training Programmes 128 54 20 10 2122 Workshops, Seminars and Conferences 50 2 3 - 553 Regional/ Off-Campus Programmes 665 32 6 10 713Total Programmes conducted 843 88 29 20 980Sponsored ProgrammesNIRD has been conducting several sponsored training programmes, the break-up of these programmes conductedduring the period 2011-12 is provided in Table 2:Table 2 : Sponsored Programmes During 2011-12S.No. Type of Programmes NIRD NERC ERC NIRD-JC Total1 National Sponsored Programmes (672)a SGSY(NRLM) 477 - - - 477b IAY 70 - - - 70c PMGSY 14 - - - 14dOthers(Watershed, UN Women,MoA, MoE&F, NFDB, State Govt. etc.,) 95 16 - - 1112 International Sponsored Programmes (26)a ITEC-SCAAP Collaborative 16 - - - 16b CIRDAP Collaborative 4 - - - 4c AARDO Collaborative 1 - - - 1d IAFS-II Programmes 5 - - - 5Total Programmes 682 16 - - 698Regional and Off-Campus TrainingProgrammesIn order to meet the state-specific requirements in thefield of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and to buildthe capacities of the faculty members of SIRDs, ETCs andother RD and PR institutions, 713 Regional and off-campusprogrammes were organised by NIRD and its RegionalCentres.Profile of ParticipantsAs evident from Table 3, most of the participants of thetraining programmes were government officials. However,a sizable number of participants were NGOs, CBOs, ZPCsand PRIs (Table 3).10 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Table 3: Profile of Participants Who Attended NIRD Training Programmes During 2011-12S.No. Category of Participants NIRD NERC ERC JC Total Percentage%1 Govt. Officials 9588 1803 205 366 11962 42.812 Financial Institutions 269 - - - 269 0.963 ZPCs & PRIs 2419 131 75 25 2650 9.484 NGOs,CBOs,SHGs 9306 485 531 46 10368 37.115 National and State Institutes forResearch and Training 260 34 - 7 301 1.086 Universities and Colleges 70 114 - 23 207 0.747 International 501 - - - 501 1.798 Others (Individuals, Activists etc.,) 908 637 138 1 1684 6.03Total Participants 23321 3204 949 468 27942 100.00Women Participants 7882 590 196 54 8565 31.21Fig. 1: Profile of Participants During 2011-12InternationalSpecial MoRD, GoI Sponsored Training Programmes onNRLM (SGSY)Under the National Training Action Plan for Training ofTrainers (ToT) Programme on NRLM (SGSY) for the year 2011-12, sanctioned by the Ministry of Rural Development,Government of India, the Centre for Self-Employment andRural Enterprises (CSERE) of NIRD, in collaboration withSIRDs and ETCs, has conducted 477 ToT-III trainingprogrammes on SGSY/NRLM in association with ETCs, asagainst 350 proposed training programmes. Most of theseprogrammes were conducted in the high poverty affectedregions of the country, where the performance inimplementation of SGSY/NRLM needed furtherimprovement. Thus, a special focus has been given toStates like Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal,Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and North-Eastern States i.e.,Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram,Manipur and Nagaland.Special MoRD, GoI Sponsored Training Programmes onIAYRural Housing Division of the MoRD, GoI has sanctioned114 training programmes on ‘Planning and Managementof Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY)’ for the year 2010-11. Out of114 programmes, 44 training programmes were organisedduring the year 2010-11 and the rest of 70 trainingprogrammes were organised both at NIRD, Hyderabad andat several SIRDs, RIRDs and ETCs across the states duringthe year 2011-12. These programmes were organised in 14different states like Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu andKashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra,Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh,Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 11


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Special MoRD, GoI Sponsored Training Programmes onPMGSYRural Connectivity Division of the MoRD, GoI, sanctioned30 training programmes on ‘Planning and Management ofPMGSY’ during 2010-11. Out of which, four trainingprogrammes were organised during the same year and 14training programmes were conducted at NIRD, Hyderabadand at several SIRDs across the states during the year 2011-12. These programmes were organised in Andhra Pradesh(2), Rajasthan (1), Uttarakhand (1), Tamil Nadu (1), Kerala(2), Chhattisgarh (2), Karnataka (1) and four trainingprogrammes were organised at NIRD, Hyderabad.Training Quality Improvement Measures (TQIM)In order to make training programmes more effective andmeasures to improve the quality aspects of trainingprogrammes of the Institute, NRD has constituted a T-QIMCommittee, under the Chairmanship of Director Generalduring October 2011, T-QIM provides guidance to facultymembers on training programmes for quality improvementincluding scrutiny of programme design and trainingmaterials. The Research and Training Division of NIRDcoordinates meetings of the committee to ensure theobjectives.Training Quality Improvement Committee (TQIM) in process under theChairmanship of the Director GeneralTraining FeedbackAt the end of each training programme, importantcomponent such as training design, training methods, trainingmaterials, speakers’ effectiveness, boarding and lodgingfacilities, library facilities etc., are evaluated so as to takesteps to improve the design, content and effectiveness oftraining programmes. The overall average score for thetraining programmes during 2011-12 was 85 per cent.Study - cum - Exposure Visits to NIRDNIRD attracts several study-cum-exposure visits by virtueof its expertise in the field of rural development. Duringthe year under reporting, several study-cum-exposurevisits were organised by NIRD for National andInternational visitors to the Institute. Details of some ofthe important Study cum Exposure visits to NIRD fromvarious organisations during 2011-12 are given below:12 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Study-cum-Exposure Visits to NIRD: 2011-12S.No. Organisation/Individuals Date/Month No. of PersonsA National1 Public Representatives of RD and PR, Tamil Nadu June 11 252 PG and Ph.D Students of University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore 21.6.11 173 B.Sc., Agricultural Sciences Students of PJN College of Agriculture andResearch Institute, Tamil Nadu 20.7.11 364 MFSc Extension Students, Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE-ICAR),Mumbai 25.7.11 95 B.Sc., Students of JMJ College of Nursing, Hyderabad-18 25.7.11 376 B.Sc. Students of Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala 1.8.11 387 Students from College of Co-operation, Banking and Management, KeralaAgricultural University, Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala 2.8.11 378 B.Sc., Home Science III year, College of Home Sciences, GB Pant University ofAgri and Technology, Pantnagar-263145 Uttarakhand 21.8.2011 429 B.Sc., (Home Sciences) of T.N. Agricultural University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 22.8.11 2010 B.Sc., (Agri) Students of Agricultural University, Agricultural College andResearch Institute, Madurai, TN 29.8.11 10511 B.Sc., Agricultural Sciences Students of Bharatidasan University,Tiruchirapally, Tamil Nadu 14.9.11 8512 MSW Students from Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Ernakulam, Kerala 16.9.11 2413 Bihar Administration Service officers from Dr MCRHRD Institute,Hyderabad 11.11.11 1414 MSW Students of Mahathma Gandhi University, Nalgonda 17.11.11 4215 BSW Students from TRIPUDE College of SW, Nagpur, Maharashtra-1 28.11.12 4216 M.Sc., Nursing students from JMJ College for Nursing , Hyderabad 5.1.12 717 Students of College of Agricultural Engineering, University of AgricultureSciences, Raichur, Karnataka 5.3.12 —-18 Students of Visva-Bharathi Central University, West Bengal 25.1.12 24B .International1 Prof. J C Breman, Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, Netherlands,made a presentation on ‘the Great transformation in the setting of India’ 16.6.11 12 Visit of Dr Ernest Beele, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Mulungushi University,Zambia 8.7.2011 13 Visit of Association of Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern andCentral Africa (ASARECA) Scientists, from ICRISAT, Hyderabad 15.9.11 74 A High level delegation from Norway 11.1.12 205 Research Scholars and faculty from Cornel University, New York, USA fromSathguru Management Consultants, Hyderabad 12.1.12 26ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 13


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12C. Visit of High Level DignitariesProf. J C Breman, Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, Netherlands, made a presentation on ‘theGreat transformation in the setting of India’ in June, 20111 H.E. Shri Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, Governor of Meghalaya 29.7.11 12 Shri C R Kesavan, Vice-President, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Tamil Nadu 26.8.11 13 IAS Officers of 2010 batch of Government of Andhra Pradesh 30.8.11 84 Shri J M Lyngdoh, former CEC of India, delivered lecture on ‘Electoral Reforms andCorruption’ 13.9.11 1IMPORTANT PROJECTS AND ASSIGNMENTSNIRD Study forum Lecture on Electoral Reforms and Corruption byShri J M Lyngdoh, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India inSeptember, 2011I. Application of Science and Technology for RuralDevelopmentA) Centre on Geo-Informatics Application in RuralDevelopment (C-GARD)Geo-informatics Technology has got huge implications interms of capacity building and development potential inareas related to rural development planning, monitoring andmodelling. As an endeavour to strengthen Indiapartnership with Africa, Government of India had approvedestablishment of C-GARD Centres in five countries of Africaviz. Kenya, Algeria, Niger, Equatorial Guinea and Madagascarin a phased manner and action is being taken in pursuanceof the same. Centre on Geo-Informatics Application inRural Development (C-GARD) of the Institute works for14 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12design and development of Geospatial Technologies – GIS,Remote Sensing with high resolution imageryinterpretation and analysis, Global Positioning System(GPS), Photogrammetry, Virtual 3D visualisation techniquesand Web based Geo-informatic Systems for Application inRural Development Programmes. C-GARD designsspecialised programmes for imparting skill and improvingknowledge levels in the latest Geomatics technology andtools. It specialises in providing exposure to using OpenSource Geo-informatic Systems and customised GeoinformaticApplications which are very easily availablethrough the web for the development functionaries fromthe Government, Non-Government, State Institutes ofRural Development, National and International Agencies.The Centre designs specific customised trainingprogrammes in Geo-informatics Technology Applicationsin areas related to planning, monitoring, modelling, anddecision support systems on Watershed, MGNREGS,Agriculture Development, Environmental Assessment,Conservation Practices, Resources Planning, InfrastructureDevelopment, and Village Planning etc. The objective ofC-GARD training programmes is to sensitise policymakers,elected representatives of the people, civil servants, fieldlevel implementing agencies and NGOs in the usage ofgeo-informatics technology. It also trains functionariesfrom the Government, development banking institutionsand community based organisations to help carry forwardand spread the message of all-round rural development.Curriculum development, preparation of training manualsand training guidelines are its forte. Four GIS Facility Centresare established viz., in Assam, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh andOdisha States, for promoting the use of scientific informationderived from satellites, GPS and GIS technologies in ruraldevelopment programmes. A GIS Facility Centre was alsoset up at Ralegaon Siddhi for prompting geoinformatics inNGO sector for promotion of watershed development.Expert guidance is being imparted to M.Sc., M.Tech., FinalYear students in Geo-informatics for academic internship.M.Tech. students are given internship of one-year duration.There are also efforts to accept Ph.D., research students inGeo-informatics.ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 15


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12B. Training on Application of Information TechnologyThe Information and Communication Technology hasevolved as a vibrant technology to impact and transformall sections of people in the society across the global. TheInstitute has a Centre for Information Technology andQuantitative Techniques (CIT&QT) which endeavours toharness the IT potential in a variety of ways namely forinformation access, sharing of information anddissemination through networking, e-education andimplement office automation in work environment. Overthe years the Centre has developed an online computerisedevaluation system for convenience of participants to givetheir free and frank option on trainings attended at NIRD.This would facilitate the management and respectiveCourse Directors to have certain key reports on specificparameters to be generated instantly to monitor and takeremedial measures for fine- tuning of the programmes.The Centre is recognised by the Department of Personneland Training, Government of India, and is one among thelisted recognised institutions for imparting training onComputers focusing on Information and CommunicationTechnologies related application softwares/ topics forGovernment Officials mostly above district level cadre onflagship programmes of MoRD.II.Rural Self-Employment Training Institutes(RSETI) ProjectNIRD is the nodal agency for implementation of the RSETIProject of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) whichaims at mitigating the unemployment problem among ruralyouth and to have a dedicated infrastructure to ensureskill development / skill upgradation of rural youth. RSETIconcept is based on the success of Rural Development &Self- Employment Training Institutes (RUDSETIs) modelpioneered by collaborative partnership. NIRD is given theresponsibility of receiving and processing of proposals fromthe sponsoring Banks, conveying the sanction and torelease the funds for building infrastructure. NIRD is alsoinvolved in the developmental work viz., conductingworkshops for Directors of RSETIs, Nodal Officers of theBank, Liaison officers of the State and other stakeholders,designing curriculum for training and to build up thenetworking of RSETIs apart from compilation of data fromvarious RSETIs.Financial and Physical Progress as onMarch 31, 2012NIRD has released an amount of `. 140.11 crore to 295RSETIs which covers 25 states and 3 UTs. Out of 295 RSETIs,267 RSETIs received grant for infrastructure building and28 RSETIs to meet rental/leased rent of their premises.Total number of functional RSETIs were 526 against thetarget of 500, total number of programmes conducted are8719, total number of youth trained are 262160, number ofyouth settled i.e. started their livelihood are 150080, thusoverall settlement is 57.25 per cent, within this number ofcandidates settled with Bank finance are 94135 i.e. 62.72per cent. Construction of RSETI buildings have beencompleted in 23 districts viz., Udhamsingh Nagar,Sivagangai, Uttara Kannada, Mandya, Haveri,Chikmagalur, Gulbharga, Gadag, Udaipur, Bidar,Anantapur, Kannur, Bijapur, Chitradurga, Dharwad,Dakshin Kannada, Mysore, Udupi, Bangalore Rural, Khorda,Jaipur, Agra, Ghaziabad and construction is in progress in14 districts viz., Davangere, Chikbalapura, Shimoga,Kodagu, Thiruvananthapuram, Ferozepur, Mewat,Belgaum, Rajsamand, Rangareddy, Tumkur, Prakasam,Bhilwara and Baran.Dr M V Rao, Director General, NIRD inaugurated the newlyconstructed building of Vijaya Bank Self-Employment TrainingInstitute (VIBSETI), Mandya on March 21, 2012.Inauguration of first floor building at VIBSETI, Mandya by Dr. M.V.Rao, IAS,Director General of NIRD, HyderabadNational Directory of RSETI – 2012NIRD has published the third edition of National Directoryof RSETIs-2012. This Directory contains information on nameof the sponsor bank, date of establishment, postal address,contact numbers, e-mail address etc., of 526 functionalRSETIs. The Directory has been distributed/ disseminatedto all stakeholders.16 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Quarterly Newsletter of RSETIsNIRD is also publishing a Quarterly Newsletter of RSETIstitled “Enterprise”, covering news from various RSETIsacross the country, issues related with functioning of RSETIsand skill development of the youth. 4000 copies are beingcirculated. The Quarterly Newsletter is very popular andin demand.Physical Progress (2011-12): Project implementing agencieshave trained 1,43,584 and placed 1,12,700 rural BPLcandidates. The placement percentage is 78.PlacementPercentage 78III.Swarnjayanti Gram SwarozgarYojana (SGSY)-SPNIRD is one of the three national level coordinatingagencies for appraisal and monitoring of placement linkedskill development special projects being implementedthrough Multi State projects, Himayat project (Exclusivelyfor Jammu and Kashmir) and Parvaaz (exclusively forMinorities) under the Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana(SGSY) flagship programme of the Ministry of RuralDevelopment. The project aims at imparting training andplacement to rural youth under Below Poverty Line (BPL)category enabling them to acquire skills to getemployment above the minimum wage of concerned state.Each Special Project for Skill Development provides for atime-bound training and capacity building programme forbringing a specific number of BPL families above thepoverty line through placement ensuring regular wageemployment and beneficiaries must include 50 per centSC/ST, 45 per cent of women and 15 per cent minorities.The PIA has to ensure minimum of 75 per cent of placementcandidates trained by them.During the financial year, 41 projects implemented by 25Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) were monitored byNIRD under which 1.43 lakh beneficiaries were trained and1.12 lakh were placed with a placement percentage of78.5.Financial Status (2011-12): MoRD has sanctioned grant of`.184.14 lakh for onward release to the projectimplementing agencies. NIRD has released grant of`.158.12 lakh to the project implementing agencies.`Himayat - Skill Empowerment and Employment in J&K(SEE J&K)The objective of the SEE J&K component of SGSY-SP beingmonitored by NIRD is to provide options and opportunitiesto all youth in J&K, ranging from school dropouts to collegeeducated to select training programme for salary basedplacement. The placements will be in private sector, bothwithin and outside J&K. Placement linked skill training willgive a 75 per cent placement guarantee for trained youth.Placement for youth will be provided all over the country,within J&K and outside. During the year, 621 youth weretrained and 590 were placed with a placement percentageof 95.Parvaaz - SGSY-Special Project for MinoritiesThe Institute is also monitoring a special project exclusivelylaunched for minority communities started in the lastfinancial year with one year training duration which includesthree phases of basic foundation course, academic courseand skill training. The placement will be given to them in thenext financial year on completion of one year training period.IV.Mahila Kisan SashaktikaranPariyojana (MKSP)NIRD has been entrusted the role of nodal agency forrelease of funds received from the Government of India,Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) to all the State RuralLivelihood Mission/(SRLMs) Project ImplementingAgencies (PIAs) involved in implementation of flagshipprogrammes of the Ministry. To improve the present statusof women in Agriculture, and to enhance the opportunitiesANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 17


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12for their empowerment, Government of India hasannounced “Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana”(MKSP), as a sub-component of the National RuralLivelihood Mission (NRLM). The primary objective of theMKSP is to empower women in agriculture by makingsystematic investments to enhance their participation andproductivity, and also create and sustain agriculture basedlivelihoods of rural women. By establishing efficient localresource based agriculture, wherein women in agriculturegain more control over the production resources andmanage the support systems, the project seeks to enablethem to gain better access to the inputs and servicesprovided by the government and other agencies. Theproject also aims to identify and tap all available NTFPs insustainable way to increase the income of tribal peoplewhose main livelihood is NTFPs. The project envisages thatthe Ministry of Rural Development would provide fundingsupport of up to 75 per cent to the project submitted bythe State Government/PIAs under MKSP. Balance is to becontributed by the respective state government/PIAs/other donor agencies. Ninety per cent support would begiven in case of North-east and Hill states. Out of totalfunds `.165.43 crore received from MoRD by the Institute,an amount of `.84.76 crore have been released to 32 MKSPprojects of SRLMs/PIAs during the year 2011-12. During theyear, the Institute also coordinated organising of eight (8)workshops pertaining to MKSP on behalf of the Ministry ofRural Development.V. UN Women Project on “PromotingWomen’s Political Leadership andGovernance in India and South Asia”NIRD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding withthe UN Women, South Asian Regional Office as partners ofa joint venture aiming at gender equality and genderresponsive governance in India and South Asia. The projectis an initiative of the Royal Governance of Norway and theGovernment of India. The programme has three maincomponents – Capacity building of the Elected WomenRepresentatives; Evolving a Centre of Excellence andBuilding Research partnerships.Achievements Under the UN Women ProgrammeCapacity Assessment of SIRDs to strengthen capacitybuilding approaches on gender responsivegovernance. Organised workshop to identify gaps –developed capacity by organisaition of workshop andorientation programme on gender responsivegovernance ;Developed Demand Driven Curriculum to strengthenrole of elected women’s representatives. Conductedquick studies for Training Need Assessment in 5 projectstates i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh,Odisha and Rajasthan;Trainers’ Manual on Promoting Women’s PoliticalLeadership and Gender Responsive Governance andTrainers’ Module on Women’s Political Leadership andLivelihoods developed through consultativeworkshops involving several experts. These Manualswill be published in English, Hindi and other regionallanguages:Based on Training Manual conducted ToT for MasterTrainers in Jan. 2012 and Eleven Regional TrainersProgrammes, conducted and developed pool of 550trainers at district and block level by organisation oftraining programmes at SIRDs.These trainers will furthertrain the elected men and women representatives atdifferent levels:In the second phase NIRD is ready to undertakeresponsibilities for establishment of Centre of Excellence.Visit of U N Women Delegation to NIRDUN Women delegation from its HQs, New York hasvisited NIRD on 17 March, 2012 to know the activitiesof the NIRD and the UN Women project on “PromotingWomen’s Political Leadership and Governance in Indiaand South Asia” which is being sponsored by UNWomen.Ms Gulden Turkoz-Cosslett, Director, ProgrammeSupport Division, Ms Christine Arab, Chief of Asia andthe Pacific Section, both of UN Women, New York; MsAnne F Stenhammer, Regional Programme Director, MrSuraj Kumar, Head, Governance Unit, both of UNWomen, South Asia Regional Office and other officialscomprise the team.Dr. M.V.Rao, Director General, NIRD appraised thedelegates of the major activities of the Institute andhighlights of the UN women project. Ms Gulden Turkoz-Cosslett appreciated the contribution of the NIRD andshowed her pleasure in supporting programme. MsAnne F Stenhammer expressed her willingness todevelop long-term relationship with the Institute incapacity building of the women at grassroots level.18 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12rural development administrator. The Ministry alsoentrusted a Corpus fund of `.7 crore for meeting theexpenditure towards the Chair annually. Accordingly, theInstitute has taken up further steps for establishment ofSR Sankaran Chair on “Rural Labour”.VII.National Consultation on “The DraftNational Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation& Resettlement Bill, 2011”Address by Dr.M.V.Rao, Director General, NIRD during Training for MasterTrainers on Promoting Women’s Political Leadership and GovernanceVI.Establishment of a Chair in Honour ofLate Shri S.R. SankaranGovernment of India, Ministry of Rural Developmentconveyed its approval to the Institute’s proposal forestablishment of a Chair on Rural Labour in honour of lateShri S.R.Sankaran, an eminent civil servant and acclaimedA National Consultation on “The Draft National LandAcquisition and Rehabilitation & Resettlement Bill, 2011” wasorganised by the Institute on September 02, 2011. Theproceedings and major suggestions were sent to Departmentof Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development,Government of India for taking necessary action. Notedpersons such as Shri K.B. Saxena, Shri B.N. Yugandhar, Dr.E.A.S. Sharma, Shri Hari Mohan Mathur and others attendedthe National Consultation.ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 19


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERRESEARCHIn order to understand various grassroot issues pertainingto rural development and to come up with analytical insights,suggestions, policy perspectives, NIRD conducts researchstudies on various dimensions of rural development. Theresearch activities of the Institute enable to identifycontemporary problems and issues related to ruraldevelopment interventions, analysis of wide range of socioeconomicconditions with a view to arriving at alternativemeasures and so on. Ultimately, research endeavours enablethe Institute to keep abreast with contemporary issues ofrural development in the country. Further, research outcomeis often utilised as training input in the form of casepresentations, case discussions etc. Given the wide range ofexperience and exposure in the arena of rural developmentamong the faculty members, the Institute undertakesconsultancy research studies for various other Ministries ofGovernment of India, State Governments, CorporateOrganisations on various issues as desired by them in respectof rural development. Keeping vast perspectives of ruraldevelopment and keeping in view the importance of researchactivities, a systematic approach is adopted by the Institute.Research studies were conducted with the followingobjectives in general :Understanding the changing rural socio-economicscenario with focus on Rural Development FlagshipProgrammes;Identifying major constraints in implementation of RDprogrammes;Suggesting suitable policy and programme interventionsfor improving overall performance of RD programmes;Using research outcomes as inputs for TrainingProgrammes;Offering consultancy services to various government andother agencies.Research ThemesKeeping in view changing socio-economic conditions andimplementation of various development interventions,themes of research undergo changes from time to time.Currently, the focus of research undertaken during thereporting period was on following themes:Rural LivelihoodsRural InfrastructureRural CreditNatural Resource ManagementGood governanceLand ReformsAgriculture and land based issuesGeo-informatics and ICT applications in RuralDevelopmentFocused Areas of ResearchWithin the broad themes identified for research studies,some areas were specifically focused for research studies. Afew of the focused areas of research were:Rural Employment and related issuesLand Reforms and Agrarian Relations20 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Social AuditCredit Utilisation under Self-employmentSkill Trainings and Self-EmploymentGeomatic Applications in Rural DevelopmentGender Relations through development interventionsPromotion of rural technologiesLocal self-governing institutions and processes thereofWatershed Management and related issuesEquity and social development issuesCategory of Research StudiesKeeping the general mandate of the Institute and alsokeeping in view the importance given to research relatedactivities and the themes identified, the following were thecategories of research studies:i. Research Projects/Studiesii. SIRD Studiesiii. Collaborative StudiesBased on the themes selected and specific areas of focus,the faculty members were encouraged to conduct researchprojects/studies. Keeping the training requirements, thefaculty members were also encouraged to conduct casestudies on specific issue which they found suitable as traininginput or need for documentation. Keeping the mandate ofthe Institute to encourage the faculty of SIRDs to involve inresearch, the faculty members from SIRDs were specificallyrequested to submit research studies on their own and thesame were funded by NIRD. In order to enhance the outreachof the Institute in terms of research, important researchstudies were identified in collaboration with reputedacademic institutes and research studies on collaborativebasis were taken up.Research Tools and TechniquesAcademic Committee Meeting in ProgressQuality Control MeasuresBesides the Research Advisory Committee, severalmeasures were also undertaken to ensure quality ofresearch outcome. After completion of study, draft reportis presented in the Study Forum for wider discussion. Basedon suggestions emerged, final version of the researchreport would emerge. At the time of publication, researchreports are referred to external subject-experts for theircomments so as to ensure quality research outcome.Research Studies ConductedDuring 2011-12, the Institute has taken up 31 researchstudies under different categories as mentioned below:S. No. Categories of Studies No. of Studies1 Research Projects/Studies 222 Collaborative Studies 23 SIRD Studies 7Total 31The list of research studies under different categories viz.,Research Projects/ Studies, Collaborative Studies and SIRDStudies, respectively are provided separately (Table 1).Sample surveys, Structured interviews, Case studies,Participatory Learning Approaches (PLA), Content analysis,Qualitative assessments and Impact Analysis were a few ofthe research tools and techniques adopted for researchstudies.1. Research Studies CompletedSince the span of research projects/studies undertaken cutacross the financial year, some of the research studiesundertaken during the year and those undertaken in theprevious year were completed during the year. In all,ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 21


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-1221 research studies were completed during the year. Theremaining studies as per their time-frame were in progressand spilled over the next financial year. The list of completedresearch projects/studies under different categories (Table2) and On-going research projects/ studies (Table 3) isprovided separately.2. Highlights of Some of ResearchProjects/Studies1. Conferring Ownership Rights of Minor Forest Produce(MFP) on Gram Panchayat (GP)and Gram Sabha (GS) inScheduled Areas: Achievements and Challenges-Dr V Annamalai and Dr R. R. PrasadThe study was carried out with the following objectives: i)to study the current administrative arrangements fororganising the collection, processing and marketing of theminor forest produce in the Scheduled Areas; ii) to evaluatethe benefits now accruing to the tribes from MFP royaltyrevenue transferred to the Gram Panchayats by the ForestDepartment and result of conferring of the ownership rightsover the minor forest produce to the Gram Panchayats andGram Sabhas in Scheduled Areas; iii) to examine theconstraints which tribes are facing, if any, in exercising theownership right over the MFP by their Gram Panchayatsand Gram Sabhas; iv) to suggest measures for effectiveimplementation of the Panchayats (Extension to theScheduled Areas) Act (PESA), 1996 and Forest Rights Act(FRA), 2006 with special reference to the conferring of theownership rights of MFPs on Gram Panchayats and GramSabhas. The research study was carried in five States:Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtraand Odisha which have sizeable quantities of MFPs andsubstantial number of tribal population dependant onMFPs for their subsistence.The major observation of the study is that there is need forrecognition of rights of tribes and forest dwellers on forestsas reflected in the recommendations of various committeesover the years. Thus over a period, there is recognition ofthe ownership of rights of MFP on GS and GP. However, inpractice, the situation needs lot of attention in terms ofchanges in state laws and framing rules accordingly. The Haqcommittee reflected the same situation, as in practice,ownership of MFP is not given to Gram Sabha and GramPanchayat. Various departments as well as Corporationsand Federations trading in MFPs lack accountability to thepeople. In spite of the provisions of PESA and FRA,Corporations and Federations exercise monopoly andnone of the government Corporations/Federations hadever attempted to explain their activities to the peopleand obtain their opinion. This makes, the committeefelt, the whole process opaque and encourages unfairpractices. In addition, the principle of returning profits togatherers is followed only partly. Profits are not returnedto gatherer for all produce, and may be given toPanchayats instead of the gatherers. In the case ofbamboo, the problem is especially acute. Thoughbamboo is defined as MFP as per FRA, it is simply nottreated as such. People are not allowed to harvest it fortheir own use, and though in some areas JFMCs sharein the profits, this practice is not universal.Only few states like Odisha and Maharashtra in practicemoved towards conferring rights of MFP on GS and GP.Odisha has drawn a policy document, as noted earlier, in2000 to confer more than 60 items of MFP on GP. Stillbamboo and sal are under the control of forest departmentlike other study states. Further, the arrangement createdfor implementing this policy is not strong. In thisarrangement, the contractors have to register with thePanchayats and price fixation is to be done by committeeheaded by an official BDO. The control is not passed on toGram Sabha. There is no arrangement of TribalDevelopment Cooperative Corporation with any SHGs orany form of institutions at local level which will facilitatethe tribes to get better deal for MFP. It is now left entirelyto private traders to exploit the tribals.Madhya Pradesh appears to have better arrangement forgatherers of MFP but still it has to go further in conferringrights of MFP over GS and GP as it has control overinstitutions which it has created. In AP, Girijan CooperativeCorporation(GCC) has monopoly rights for 25 Non-TimberForest Produce items under lease agreement with APForest to the 5,00,000 tribal families depending oncollection of NTFP / AP in the State. After amendment inGujarat Panchayat Act (No.5 of) 1998 the ownership of MFPshas been transferred to the Gram Panchayat / Gram Sabha.Zilla Panchayat carried out MFP activities from 2000 to 2002season. However, they could not achieve much success.Consequently, the State Government reverted this activityto the Corporation on Panchayat’s behalf on “No Profit-NoLoss” basis since 2003 season.Thus, achievements can be discerned over the years, aslegally, there is recognition of rights of MFP over GS and GPat least at Central level. Many state laws are to be amendedin consonance with PESA and FRA. In addition, appropriaterules have to be framed in accordance with law and to tunethe administration for implementation of these rules andfor working in consonance with the spirit of PESA and FRA.22 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-122. Repayment Crisis in Microfinance- Dr. B.K. SwainThe Reserve Bank of India constituted the MalegamCommittee with an intention to bring Repayment Crisis whichentails disruptions in the delivery of micro credit services atan affordable cost across a vast section of the underprivilegedpeople. It also means stoppage of credit flow to the lessprivileged people living in the rural and semi-urban areasand perpetually keeping them under the clutches ofmoneylenders.However, the general impression reflects that microfinancestill continues to charge a very high rate of interest andremains pretty unresponsive to income generating activitiesof the poor and lower middle class people in the rural areas.Therefore, in the corridor of banking division, the toughestchallenge now is to move towards a transparent systemwhere poor people will not be exploited by the moneylendersand simultaneously not be loaded with a microfinanceinstitutional mechanism which slowly and steadily exploitsthem to perpetually remain poor.In this background, it is a privilege to study such a crucialaspect of the economy which directly affects the survival ofmillions. The major findings of the study carried out by theCentre for Rural Credit & Development Banking are asfollows:It has been observed that in more than 74 per cent ofcases, multiple lending without commensurate progressin asset creation and sustainable activities have erodedthe repayment capacity of the borrowers. Hence, dueto non-availability of assets, it appears that there arewillful attempts towards non-repayments of loanssanctioned by the microfinance institutions;With persuasion, the field investigators have found thatsome sort of subtle form of coercive techniques areapplied by the recovery agents or popularly known asfield facilitators to recover the outstanding loans. It canbe rightly said that this is the main cause towards defaultin repayment of MFIs loans in Andhra Pradesh though itis prevailed in lesser degree in the State of Odisha:It has also been found that there are several minorcauses which have triggered the repayment crisis whichinclude wrong timings of collection of instalments,deduction of some frivolous dues along with theinstalments and delay in sanction of new loans afterrepayment of the old loans;It has also been examined and found that no MFIadopts an appropriate microcredit model to make thecredit facility useful to the borrowers. Indeed mostMFIs follow the also-run strategy and provide generalfacilities which hardly help to mitigate the status ofultra poor and poverty stricken people affected by thismalaise since long;It has been proved positive that MFIs have found thatmicrofinance is the most sustainable way to let the poorpeople improve their standard of living but theirmisconceived notion that regular repayment of dues andlow default situation as observed before the crisis willalways guarantee that microcredit is the only long-termstrategy to eradicate poverty.Indeed, this project study is an eye-opener to realise theground situation as prevailing in the context of delivery ofrural credit as a whole to the disadvantaged section of peoplein the society.ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 23


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12S.No.Table 1A. Research Projects/Studies for the Year 2011-12:Research Study TitleTeam MembersStudy Area1Conferring Ownership Rights of Minor Forest Produce onPanchayat and Gram Sabha in Scheduled Areas: Achievementsand ChallengesDr. AnnamalaiDr. R. R. PrasadAndhra Pradesh, Gujarat, MadhyaPradesh , Maharashtra, Odisha2An Evaluation Study of the National Social AssistanceProgramme (NSAP) In Selected StatesDr. R R PrasadDr. NV MadhuriDr. V. AnnamalaiDr. T. Vijaya KumarKarnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh,Rajasthan3Factors Affecting Participation of Tribals in MGNREGADr.K.P.KumaranMaharashtra, Odisha4Multi Sectoral Development Programme for Minorities - AnEvaluation studyDr. T. Vijaya KumarUttar Pradesh, Maharashtra,Andaman & Nicobar5A Study on Marketing of SGSY Products in Pune District ofMaharashtra: Case of PPPDr.Shankar ChatterjeeMaharashtra6Small Producer Companies in Creation of Rural Livelihoods:Exploratory Case Studies in MPDr. PurushothamDr. S. ChatterjeeDr. T. G. RamaiahMadhya Pradesh7MGNREGA Interventions and Impact on Rural LivelihoodsDr. RajanikanthUttar Pradesh, West Bengal,Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha8Social Audit: Processes, Outcomes, Effects and ConstraintsDr. C. DheerajaUttar Pradesh, West Bengal,Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha9Effectiveness of Watershed Management: A Case Study ofSome Successful Watershed Projects in Five StatesDr. Hemantha KumarDr. S.S.P. SharmaAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra,Uttarakhand10Watershed and its Impact on Poverty Alleviation andSustainable Livelihood: A Comparative Study in Six StatesDr. D. BidariGujarat, Himachal Pradesh,Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka,Nagaland11Participation of Local Institutions in Planning and Managementof Watershed Projects: A Study in Different Agro - climatic /Zones / RegionsDr. S. N. RaoJammu & Kashmir, Gujarat,Sikkim/ Nagaland12Repayment Crisis in MicrofinanceDr. B.K. SwainAndhra Pradesh, Odisha13MGNREGS: Process Analysis of Wage PaymentsDr. Suresh BabuShri H.K. SolankiDr. JosephRajasthan, Madhya Pradesh,Maharashtra14Impact of Special Economic Zones(SEZ) on Employment andSkill Development Of Rural HouseholdsDr. N. V. MadhuriDr. C. DheerajaDr. T. Vijaya KumarDr. Suresh BabuDr. ValentinaDr. ChinnaduraiAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Gujarat, Maharashtra, TamilNadu, Uttar Pradesh24 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-1215Role of Technology & Emerging Gender Relations in Women:A Three State StudyDr. G. ValentinaMs. VindyaMs. NivedithaKarnataka, Gujarat, Meghalaya16Decentralised District Plan: Convergence Approach of DindoriDistrict, Madhya PradeshDr. M. SarumathyMadhya Pradesh (Dindori Dist.)17Gram Panchayat Service Delivery SystemsDr. K. JayalakshmiTamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh18Mobilisation of Finances by the Panchayats: A ComparativeStudyDr. Y. Bhaskar RaoKerala, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh19Impact Assessment Study on Rural Drinking Water Projects inSelected StatesDr. P. SivaRamDr. Y. Gangi ReddyDr. S. VenkatadriGujarat, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu20Study on Planning and Implementation of PMGSY in DifferentGeographical RegionsDr. Y. Gangi ReddyDr. P. SivaRamDr. S. VenkatadriDr. R. MurugesanAssam, Rajasthan, HimachalPradesh, Odisha, Karnataka21Impact of (Kudumbashree, Stree Shakthi and Mahalir Thittam)Self-Help Models on Socio- Economic Development – AComparative Study of SC and Non-SC WomenDr. R. ChinnaduraiKerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu22Success Stories in Rural Development: An Analytical Study ofFactors Contributing to Success and DocumentationB. Collaborative Studies for the Year 2011-12Dr. B. Chakravarthy &TeamFive states (one each from East,West, North, South and one fromNorth-East region)23Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies: Effectivenessof Panchayati Raj Institutions in Service Delivery in KeralaDr. B. A PrakashKerala24CIRDAP:Government and Community Initiatives in Preventionof Arsenic Drinking Water Quality ProblemDr. P. SivaramBangladeshC. SIRD Studies for the Year 2011-1225AMR APARD: Developing Information Base for Improving DroughtCoping Mechanism in Ippalapalle Village, Thimmajipet MandalMahaboobnagar District, Andhra Pradesh StateDr. PV Prakash GoudIppalapally Village (Mahaboobnagar Dist.)26SIPRD West Bengal: Payments of Wages to the Workers UnderMGNREGS Through Different Financial Institutions in WestBengal: its Problems & Probable SolutionsDr. DeepikaChakraborthyShri Bhaskar RayJalpaiguri(Hilly Area), SouthParagans (Plain Area), Purulia(Rain Fed Area), Birbhum(irrigated area) Nadia (HighestFinancial Inclusion), Cooch Bihar(Lowest Financial Inclusion)27Comparative Analysis of the Progress of SGSY in the State ofWest Bengal over a Decade (1999-2010)Smt. SusmitaChaudharyWest Bengal28Study of Capacity Building of SHGs in SGSYShri Tapas RayWest BengalANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 25


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-1229SIRD Goa : Documentation on MGNREGAGoa (50 cases from Interiorblocks)30SIRD, Madhya Pradesh: Study of “Kapil Dhara” Sub-scheme inNREGS and its Socio-economic Impact on FarmersPreeti WakhaleTrilochan SinghUmaria and Shahdol Districts31SIRD, Chhattisgarh: Study on Trends and Possibilities of LocalTaxation among Three-Tier Panchayats in ChhattisgarhDr. Ashok JaiswalShri Abay KantSrivatsavaShri Anuj Patel8 districts (Chhattisgarh ) Bastar,Kanker, Raipur, Durg, Korba,Raigarh, Sarguja, JashpurTable 2A. Research Studies Completed for the Year 2011-12S.No. Research Study Title Team Members Study Area1Conferring Ownership Rights of Minor Forest Produce onPanchayat and Gram Sabha in Scheduled Areas: Achievementsand ChallengesDr. V. AnnamalaiDr. R. R. PrasadAndhra Pradesh, Gujarat, MadhyaPradesh , Maharashtra, Odisha2Impact of (Kudumbashree, Stree Shakthi and Mahalir Thittam)Self-Help Models on Socio- Economic Development – AComparative Study of SC and Non-SC WomenDr. R. ChinnaduraiKerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu3Decentralised District Plan: Convergence Approach of DindoriDistrict, Madhya PradeshDr. M. SarumathyMadhya Pradesh (Dindori Dist.)4Impact of Special Economic Zones(SEZ) on Employment andSkill Development of Rural HouseholdsDr. N. V. MadhuriDr. C. DheerajaDr. T. Vijaya KumarDr. V. Suresh BabuDr. G. ValentinaDr. R. ChinnaduraiAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Gujarat, Maharashtra, TamilNadu, Uttar Pradesh5Role of Technology & Emerging Gender Relations in Women:A Three State StudyDr. ValentinaMs. VindyaMs. NivedithaKarnataka, Gujarat, Meghalaya6Repayment Crisis in MicrofinanceDr. B.K. SwainAndhra Pradesh, Odisha7Effectiveness of Watershed Management: A Case Study ofSome Successful Watershed Projects in Five StatesDr. Hemantha KumarDr. S.S.P. SharmaAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra,Uttarakhand8A Study on Marketing of SGSY Products in Pune District ofMaharashtra: Case of PPPDr. Shankar ChatterjeeMaharashtra9Small Producer Companies in Creation of Rural Livelihoods:Exploratory Case Studies in MPDr. P. PurushothamDr. S. ChatterjeeDr. T. G. RamaiahMadhya Pradesh10An Evaluation Study of the National Social AssistanceProgramme (NSAP) In Selected StatesDr. R.R. PrasadDr. N.V. MadhuriDr. V. AnnamalaiDr. T. Vijaya KumarKarnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh,Rajasthan26 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12S.No. Research Study Title Team Members Study Area11Participation of Local Institutions in Planning andManagement of Watershed Projects: A Study in Different Agro- climatic / Zones / RegionsDr. S. N. RaoJammu & Kashmir, Gujarat,Sikkim/ Nagaland12MGNREGS: Process Analysis of Wage PaymentsDr. Suresh BabuShri H.K. SolankiDr. JosephRajasthan, Madhya Pradesh,Maharashtra13Gram Panchayat Service Delivery SystemsDr. JayalakshmiTamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh14Mobilisation of Finances by the Panchayats: A ComparativeStudyDr. Y. Bhaskar RaoKerala, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh15Impact Assessment Study on Rural Drinking Water Projects inSelected States (Submission date Extended up to November2012)Dr. SivaramDr. Y. Gangi ReddyDr. S. VenkatadriGujarat, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu16Social Audit: Processes, Outcomes, Effects and ConstraintsDr. C. DheerajaUttar Pradesh, West Bengal,Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha17Watershed and its Impact on Poverty Alleviation andSustainable Livelihood: A Comparative Study in Six StatesDr. D. BidariGujarat, Himachal Pradesh,Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka,Nagaland18Factors Affecting Participation of Tribals in MGNREGADr.K.P.KumaranMaharashtra, Odisha19Multi Sectoral Development Programme for Minorities: AnEvaluation StudyDr. T. Vijaya KumarUttar Pradesh, Maharashtra,Andaman & NicobarB. SIRD Research Studies Completed for the Year 2011-1220AMR APARD: Developing Information Base for ImprovingDrought Coping Mechanism in Ippalapalle Village, ThimmajipetMandal, Mahaboobnagar District, Andhra Pradesh StateDr. P. V. Prakash GoudIppalapally Village(Mahaboobnagar Dist.)21SIRD, Madhya Pradesh: Study of “Kapil Dhara” Sub-scheme inNREGS and its Socio-economic Impact on FarmersPreeti WakhaleTrilochan SinghUmaria and Shahdol DistrictsANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 27


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Table 3S.No. Research Study Title Team Members Study AreaA. Ongoing Research Studies/ Projects for the Year 2011-121Success Stories in Rural Development: An Analytical Study ofFactors Contributing to Success and DocumentationDr B.Chakravarthy &TeamFive states (one each from East,West, North, South and one fromNorth-East region)2Study on Planning and Implementation of PMGSY in DifferentGeographical RegionsDr. Y. Gangi ReddyDr. P. SivaramDr. S. VenkatadriDr. R. MurugesanAssam, Rajasthan, HimachalPradesh, Odisha, Karnataka3MGNREGA Interventions and Impact on Rural LivelihoodsB. Ongoing Collaborative Research Studies for the Year2011-12Dr.G. RajanikanthUttar Pradesh, West Bengal,Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha4Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies: Effectivenessof Panchayati Raj Institutions in Service Delivery in KeralaDr. B. A PrakashKerala5CIRDAP: Government and Community Initiatives in Preventionof Arsenic Drinking Water Quality ProblemDr. P. SivaramBangladeshC. SIRD Research Studies On-going for the Year2011-126SIPRD West BengalPayments of Wages to the Workers Under MGNREGS ThroughDifferent Financial Institutions in West Bengal : its Problems& Probable SolutionsDr. DeepikaChakraborthyShri Bhaskar RayWest Bengal7Comparative Analysis of the Progress of SGSY in the State ofWest Bengal over a Decade (1999-2010)Smt. SusmitaChaudharyWest Bengal8Study of Capacity Building of SHGs in SGSYShri Tapas RayWest Bengal9SIRD, GoaDocumentation on MGNREGAGoa (50 cases from Interiorblocks)10SIRD, ChhattisgarhStudy on Trends and Possibilities of Local Taxation among ThreeTier Panchayats in ChhattisgarhDr. Ashok JaiswalShri Abay KantSrivatsavaShri Anuj Patel8 districts (Chhattisgarh ) Bastar,Kanker, Raipur, Durg, Korba,Raigarh, Sarguja, Jashpur28 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERACTIONRESEARCHAction Research is a special type of research carried out fordevelopment purposes by launching pilot projects at the fieldlevel in order to find out workable and affordable solutionsto the problems by resorting to situational analysis. Thesolutions are applied in the context of certain existingsituations and modified with a view to determining thepossibility of their extension and repeatability to wider areawith participation of the people. The focus of NIRD ActionResearch is to facilitate the operationalisation ofdecentralised development process for emergence of goodgovernance at local level to ensure socio-economictransformation. The ‘facilitation’ process encompasses socialmobilisation, technology transfer for productivityenhancement, value addition etc., capacity building throughtraining and non-training functions, networking of localinstitutions, social development, participatory decisionmaking, etc. Action Research is carried out in project villagesas “social laboratories” for effective learning of trainees. It istaken up in order to test the implementability of policyrecommendations and assesses the outcomes of suchrecommendations. The action research projects arepeople-centered and use participatory tools andtechniques to elicit effective participation.Action Research Studies for the Year 2011-12Main Objectivesi) To test the implementability of policy recommendationsof NIRD research projects and assess the outcomes ofsuch recommendations;ii) To find out field level solutions to the critical problemsexperienced in implementation of RD and povertyalleviation programmes;iii) To suggest effective strategies for transfer of technologyto small producers for enhancing their productivity andincomes; andiv) To experiment with new (innovative) ideas for achievingdevelopment objectives with a view to proposingalternative cost-effective programme interventions.Action Research Studies Taken UpDuring 2011-12, wider focus was provided on action researchprojects on a wide range of issues. Keeping in view theircontemporary importance, seven action research studieswere taken up during the year and the titles of these studiesare provided below.S.No. Research Study Title Team Members Study Area1 Formation Of Flexible Labour Groups For Enhancing Access to Dr G. Rajanikanth KeralaEmployment & Strengthening Livelihoods In KeralaDr. C. Dheeraja2 Improving Management Practices in the Implementation of CRRID Jammu & KashmirMahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme(MGNREGA) in the State of Jammu & KashmirANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 29


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-123 SHGs Convergence with Animal Husbandry, in Ipperu Village, Dr. Gyanmudra Andhra PradeshKodaire Mandal, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh. Dr. R. P. AchariDr. M. Sarumathy4 Geo informatics Based Livelihood Planning of Selected Dr. V. Madhava Rao MaharashtraVillages in Maharashtraand Team5 Disaster Resilient Gram Panchayat: Making A Model Dr. K. Sumanchandra Andhra Pradeshand Team6 Participatory Micro Level Planning & Management for SIRD Tamil Nadu Tamil NaduSustainable Development through GIS Applications7 An Innovative Programme on Developing Self-Reliant PSI BundelkhandVillages in Bundelkhand RegionSince the action research projects span over a period ofmore than one year, the projects were under various stagesof progress during the year.Brief on Action Research Projects Taken Up1. Formation Of Flexible Labour Groups For EnhancingAccess to Employment & Strengthening of LivelihoodsIn KeralaThe project was aimed at formation of flexible labour groupsamong the women wage seekers under MGNREGS in orderto enhance their capacities to access better wageemployment opportunities in farm and non-farm sector.Better access to wage employment opportunities enablesthem to strengthen their livelihoods on a sustainablemanner. The project is taken up in Thrichur and Kollamdistricts of Kerala in collaboration with KILA, Thrichur andSIRD (Kerala), Kottarakara. The project is under progress.Inauguration of Action Research on Formation of Flexible Labour Groups forEnhancing Access to Employment & Strengthening of Livelihoods in Kerala2. Improving Management Practices in theImplementation of Mahatma Gandhi NationalEmployment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA ) in theState of Jammu & KashmirThe action research project was taken up in collaborationwith Centre for Rural Research and Industrial Development,Chandigarh. The action research project aims atstrengthening awareness and capacity issues of MGNREGSwage seekers so as to strengthen their awareness and thenbetter access to provisions. The project was taken up inPoonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. It made anintervention through inter-face between officials andwage seekers, capacity building through awarenessgeneration etc. The project is in its final stages ofcompletion.3. SHGs Convergence with Animal Husbandry in Ipperu(V), Kodaire (M), Anantapur District of Andhra PradeshThe Action Research Project was taken up during the currentyear with an aim to extend the activities of existing Self-Help Groups with income generating activities based onanimal husbandry activities. The Project was launched inIpperu village, Kodaire Mandal, Anantapur district inAndhra Pradesh, with duration of three years. Theimportant aspects of the Action Research study werecreating awareness generation, capacity building,dovetailing the SHG activities with animal husbandryactivities to strengthen their income generating abilitiesand enhancing their social and economic status.30 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-125. Disaster Resilient Gram Panchayat: Making A ModelThe action research project was aimed at village levelparticipatory planning in mitigating the disasters throughcommunity involvement. The project was taken up in Krishnadistrict in Andhra Pradesh and Saupaul district in Bihar.Orienting the villagers on disaster preparedness, mitigationand their involvement in designing and implementing modelplans etc. were the chief interventions in the project. Theproject has been under progress during the period ofreference.NIRD-Action Research Project was launched in Ipperu village, Kodaire Mandal,Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh4. Geo-informatics Based Livelihood Planning of SelectedVillages in MaharashtraThe action research project was launched in Maharashtrawith the aim of providing scientific applications based ongeo-informatics in village level planning. Providing awarenessamong the villagers, providing village level planning basedon geo-informatics etc. were the principal endeavours of theproject. The project was launched during the year inAhmednagar district of Maharashtra.6. Participatory Micro Level Planning & Management forSustainable Development through GIS ApplicationsThe project was taken up in collaboration with SIRD, TamilNadu in Vollakoor block of Villipuram district of Tamil Nadu.The project also aimed at application of geo-informatics inpreparation of village planning with the involvement ofvillagers.7. An Innovative Programme on Developing Self-ReliantVillages in Bundelkhand RegionThe action research project was taken up in one of the mostbackward regions of the country, the Bundhelkhand regionspread over Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. By involvinglocal community, the aim of the project was to make thevillages self-reliant with locally available resources andapplication of geo-informatics technologies.ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 31


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERCONSULTANCYSTUDIESBased on the vast experience and expertise in different fieldsof rural development, NIRD has been providing consultancysupport to various International and National organisationson different development themes relating to ruraldevelopment. The Institute also takes up studies sponsoredby Ministry of Rural Development and other Ministries ofGovernment of India, State Governments and otherorganisations.Major Clients of Consultancy/ SponsoredStudies- Ministry of Panchayati Raj- Ministry of Human Resources Development- Ministry of Water Resources- Planning Commission- Government of Jharkhand- Hindustan Copper Limited- Andhra Pradesh State Irrigation DevelopmentCorporationDuring the year under report, 11 research studies were takenup which are as follows :Consultancy Research Studies for the Year 2011-12S.No. Research Study Title Team Members SponsoringOrganisation1 Preparation of training manual for PESA Dr. R.R. Prasad MoPR2 Evaluation Study of Special Central Assistance (SCA) toScheduled Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP) and Special Dr. R.R. Prasad PlanningCentral Assistance (SCA) to Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP)Commission, GoI3 Preparation of CSR for Hindustan Copper Ltd Dr. R.R. Prasad Hindustan Copper Ltd4 Monitoring of SSA & MDM for Andhra Pradesh Dr. T. Vijaya Kumar MHRD New Delhi5 Post-Enumeration Study of DISE 2011 in Andhra Pradesh Dr. T. Vijaya Kumar SSA, Andhra Pradesh6 Post-Enumeration Study of DISE 2011 in Maharashtra Dr. T. Vijaya Kumar Govt. of Maharashtra32 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-127 Impact Assessment of Nirmal Gram Abhiyan (NGA) & Dr. B. Chakravarthy & CAPARTGrameen VIkas Andolan (GVA)Dr. T. Brahmanandam8 Revitalisation of the State Institute of Rural Dr. Gyanmudra Dept. of RD,Development (SIRD), Ranchi, Jharkhand Dr. R.P. Achari Govt. of Jharkhand9 Performance of the Beneficiary Committees of Dr. K. SumanCommissioned LI Schemes Chandra APSIDC10 Study to Test Check the Results of 4 th Minor Irrigation Census Dr. G. Rajanikanth Ministry of WaterDr. Dheeraja ResourcesDr. K.H. Rao11 National Level Study on “Best Practices in IAY” (in 12 states) Dr. Y. Gangi Reddy Rural HousingDr. S. Venkatadri Division, MoRD,Dr. P. SivaRam New DelhiDr. R. MurugesanDuring the year under reference, two of the Consultancy Studies were completed and nine Consultancy Studies were inprogress at various levels. Details of these studies are provided separately (Table 1).Table 1S.No. Research Study Title Team Members SponsoringOrganisationA. Consultancy Research Studies Completed for the Year 2011-121 Preparation of CSR for Hindustan Copper Ltd Dr. R.R. Prasad Hindustan Copper Ltd2 Monitoring of SSA & MDM for Andhra Pradesh Dr. T. Vijaya Kumar MHRD New DelhiB. On-Going Consultancy Research Studies for the Year 2011-121 Preparation of Training Manual for PESA Dr. R.R. Prasad MoPR2 Evaluation Study of Special Central Assistance (SCA) to Dr. R.R. Prasad PlanningScheduled Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP) and Special CentralCommission GoIAssistance (SCA) to Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP)3 Post-Enumeration Study of DISE 2011 in Andhra Pradesh Dr. T. Vijaya Kumar SSA, Andhra Pradesh4 Post-Enumeration Study of DISE 2011 in Maharashtra Dr. T. Vijaya Kumar Govt. of Maharashtra5 Impact Assessment of Nirmal Gram Abhiyan (NGA) & Dr. B. Chakravarthy & CAPARTGrameen VIkas Andolan (GVA)Dr. T. Brahmanandam6 Revitalisation of the State Institute of Dr. Gyanmudra Dept. of RD,Govt. ofRural Development (SIRD), Ranchi, JharkhandJharkhand7 Performance of the Beneficiary Committees of Dr. K. Suman APSIDCCommissioned LI SchemesChandra8 Study to Test Check the Results of 4 th Minor Irrigation Census Dr. G. Rajanikanth Ministry of WaterDr. Dheeraja ResourcesDr. K.H. Rao9 National Level Study on “Best Practices in IAY” (in 12 states) Dr. Y. Gangi Reddy Rural HousingDr. S. Venkatadri Division, MoRD,Dr. P. SivaRam New DelhiDr. R. MurugesanANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 33


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERNETWORKING WITH STATEINSTITUTES OF RURALDEVELOPMENT(SIRDs)AND EXTENSIONTRAINING CENTRES (ETCs)Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government ofIndia, provides financial assistance to 28 State Institutes ofRural Development (SIRDs) and 89 Extension Training Centres(ETCs) in the States. These institutions are responsible fortraining and capacity building of the implementing agenciesincluding the Panchayati Raj Institutions, Officials, ResourcePersons, Members of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) andVolunteers. MoRD supports the training efforts of States byassisting the SIRDs and ETCs in meeting their recurring andnon-recurring expenditure.In the case of SIRDs, 50 per cent of recurring expenditure innon-North-East states and 90 per cent of the recurringexpenditure in North-East states is met by the Ministry, inaddition to 100 per cent reimbursement of salaries of fivecore faculty in SIRDs. In case of ETCs, `. 20 lakh per annumper ETC is provided by the Ministry towards GoI’s share ofRecurring Grant. Besides, MoRD provides 100 per centassistance towards Non-Recurring Grant for development ofinfrastructure facilities, procurement of teaching aids, officeequipment, furniture, fixtures, etc., of SIRDs and ETCs, basedon their demands.The SIRDs and ETCs are also involved in implementation of“Lab-to-Land” initiative Programme launched by MoRD formobilisation, training and retraining of Bharat NirmanVolunteers (BNVs), who would facilitate implementation ofrural development programmes, the developmentprogrammes of the other Departments and ‘empowerment’of the community. SIRDs and ETCs are also providing trainingto the stakeholders of the “Lab-to-land” Initiative, includingfunctionaries of the State Governments, Panchayati RajInistitutions, Banks, SHGs, NGOs, volunteers, LineDepartments, etc., who are involved in implementingvarious development programmes. The capacity building ofthe stakeholders is intended for facilitating awarenessgeneration, enhancing people’s participation in planning,monitoring, social audit and redressal of grievances of thepeople.NIRD has a mandate to strengthen the SIRDs and ETCs tobuild the capacities of large mass of Rural Development andPanchayati Raj functionaries through training and retraining.These efforts are expected to result in improved planningand implementation of development programmes. As a partof this networking effort, NIRD has been coordinating severalschemes and events as highlighted in this chapter.1. National Colloquium with Secretaries of theState RD&PR Departments & State Institutesof Rural Development (SIRDs)One of the functions of NIRD in relation to networking withSIRDs and ETCs was the convening of a National Colloquiumwith Heads of SIRDs in which the Secretaries in charge ofRD&PR are also invited.The XXIV National Colloquium of the State Secretaries [RuralDevelopment & Panchayati Raj] and Heads of the StateInstitutes of Rural Development [SIRDs], was organised byNIRD, at Gangtok, Sikkim, on 27 April, 2011 in associationwith the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD),Government of India.The Colloquium was followed by a two-day NationalWorkshop on Accelerating Rural Development andStrengthening Local Self-Governance, during 28-29 April,2011 organised by MoRD. The inaugural session of theNational Colloquium was chaired by Shri Mathew C.Kunnumkal, IAS, Director General, NIRD, Hyderabad. The34 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12National Colloquium was well represented by the presenceof a large number of delegates (100) from 24 out of 28SIRDs, excepting the SIRDs from the States of Bihar, Jammu& Kashmir, Goa & Tripura. The other delegates, who attendedthe Colloquium, included the Principal Secretaries /Secretaries / Senior Officers representing 10 States viz.,Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Odisha, Meghalaya, Maharashtra,Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka.The Joint Secretary (Trg.) and the Senior Officers fromdifferent divisions from the Ministry of Rural Development(MoRD) and Government of Sikkim also attended theColloquium. The Deputy Director General and the seniorfaculty members of NIRD were present in the programme.Dr. K. Suman Chandra, Professor & Head, Research andTraining Division (RTD) of NIRD, briefed the delegates aboutthe details of the programme and agenda slated fordiscussion in the National Colloquium.At the outset, Shri A.K. Ganeriwala, IFS, Secretary, RuralManagement & Development, Government of Sikkim,extended a warm welcome to the Director General & DeputyDirector General of NIRD, the Joint Secretary (Trg.) & seniorofficers from MoRD and the delegates representing the StateGovernments, SIRDs and others. Dr. M.V. Rao, IAS, DeputyDirector General, NIRD, while welcoming the delegatesrepresenting the Ministry of Rural Development, StateGovernments and the SIRDs, briefed about the objective ofthe National Colloquium. He stated that the main idea behindorganising the National Colloquium was to find out thedeficiencies in the implementation of various ruraldevelopment programmes, along with looking for solutionsfor their better execution to the benefit of rural masses. Hedesired the representatives of the State Government andSIRDs to share their experiences on different areas to learn,and to know about the successes, gaps and the correctivemeasures that are required to be taken in the context ofcapacity building of RD & PR functionaries and electedrepresentatives of PRIs, in an effective manner.Shri Niten Chandra, IAS, Joint Secretary [Training], Ministryof Rural Development, in his address, stated that the NationalColloquium with States & SIRDs, should be made morefrequent so as to discuss various issues confronting thecapacity building of functionaries and elected representativesof PRIs vis-à-vis the strengthening of the RD TrainingInstitutions at different levels, functioning across the country.He stressed that training for the rural masses which aimedat the capacity enhancement, was important for successfulimplementation of various rural development programmesand that they should be involved in all the programmeslaunched by both the Central and state governments. Hestated that the National Colloquium with SIRDs, will befollowed by two-day National Workshop of Secretaries ofRural Development & Panchayati Raj & Heads of StateInstitutes of Rural Development (SIRDs) to deliberate onimportant issues connected with implementation of “Lab toLand Initiative” programme, launched by MoRD inassociation with the SIRDs.In his inaugural address, Shri Mathew C. Kunnumkal, IAS,Director General, NIRD, expressed his happiness over theNational Colloquium organised in the State of Sikkim, whichis beautiful and also a model State for the successfulimplementation of rural development programmes. Hestated that the State of Sikkim profusely blessed by natureand the ‘good governance’ practices that were carried outby the State Government, with closer involvement of electedrepresentatives of PRIs, led to successful implementation ofrural development schemes. He complimented the State ofSikkim, which is doing well with the Panchayati Raj systemand also implementing effectively various rural developmentprogrammes. He stated that the hosting of the NationalColloquium in Sikkim offered a platform, which is apt to learnfrom the experiences of the State, as it has been performingwell in the context of Good Governance as well.The Director General, NIRD, has pointed out that the trainingoffered by RD Training Institutions should be relevant to theneeds of the area and to address the local challenges, facedespecially in rural areas, in the context of effectiveimplementation of various development programmes by thefunctionaries as well as the elected representatives of PRIs.He further stressed that the SIRDs, as State apex traininginstitutions, should not be confined to training alone, butthey should also come forward in taking up research andaction research. He emphasised the need on the part of theSIRDs to pay adequate attention to training methodology,which should also change, as per the needs of the times,with addition of innovative methods, practices, case studiesand success stories. He observed that the rural developmentprogramme or scheme will be successful, when there wasmaximum participation from the people, and aided by ‘goodgovernance’.The Director General, NIRD, has stated that ‘training’ is acontinuous process for capacity building of the functionariesand the elected representatives of PRIs, since the changesoften taking place in the Rural Development schemes, haveto be informed to different clientele groups. He desired theSIRDs to set apart certain amount of time for undertakingresearch or action research by the faculty members, as thefindings of which are important components for successfulconduct of the training programmes. He further stated thatANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 35


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12the existing training methodology has to undergo changesso as to include the best practices, success stories andexposure visits and the same are to be incorporated in thetraining modules drawn up for different clientele groups.The Director General, NIRD further stated that he was happythat the SIRDs, in every State, have been performing well inthe context of imparting training to RD & PR functionaries.He informed that the number of training programmesorganised and the number of functionaries, including theelected representatives of PRIs, trained through the‘network’ of the RD Training Institutions viz., the NIRD, theSIRDs and the ETCs, functioning across the country, haveincreased considerably during 2010-11, when compared tothe previous year (2009-10). He stated that the network ofRD Training Institutions organised 45909 trainingprogrammes and trained a total of 2448 functionaries,including elected representatives of PRIs, during last year(2011-12). The Director General, NIRD, desired that thenetwork of NIRD-SIRDs-ETCs should aim to achieve muchhigher level of achievement during current year (2011-12).The Director General, NIRD, concluded his address, urgingthe delegates representing different States and SIRDs to takeactive participation in the deliberations of the Colloquium,so as to make it a productive meet and ultimately the SIRDs,in association with the ETCs and through networking withother institutions, are able to draw up an ‘action plan’ forthe future, for taking up massive capacity building exercisefor the benefit of RD & PR functionaries, including the electedrepresentative of PRIs, in a more effective manner.At the end of inaugural session, the National Colloquium tookup the agenda items for discussion, the proceedings of whichwere chaired by the Joint Secretary (Trg.), Ministry of RuralDevelopment.The State Secretaries in charge of RD & PR, the Director andFaculty Members of SIRDs and others have activelyparticipated in the discussion of the agenda items of theNational Colloquium.The following are the ‘gist’ of the decisions that emergedfrom deliberations of the National Colloquium:a) The ‘training performance’of the network of RD TrainingInstitutions during the years 2010-11 & 2011-12It was reported that the overall number of trainingprogrammes organised and the total number offunctionaries, including the elected representatives of PRIs,trained through the ‘network’ of the NIRD, the SIRDs andthe ETCs, increased considerably during 2010-11, whencompared to the previous year (2009-10). During last year(2010-11), the ‘network’ of RD Training Institutions haveorganised 45,909 training programmes and trained a totalof 24.48 functionaries, including elected representatives ofPRIs. It was resolved that the ‘network’ of NIRD-SIRDs-ETCsshould aim to achieve much higher level of achievementduring 2011-12.b) MoRD: Central Scheme for Strengthening of SIRDs &ETCs during 2010-11: Action Plan for utilisation ofincreased outlay made by SIRDs & ETCsThe SIRDs & ETCs, which were sanctioned funding support,under Central scheme, by the Ministry of Rural Development(MoRD) towards Non-Recurring Grant, during 2010-11, forstrengthening of infrastructure facilities, including campusdevelopment works and procurement of teaching aids, officeequipment, furniture & furnishings etc., were requested totake necessary action for utilisation of the first instalmentof grant which was released by MoRD, so as to enable them,to submit proposals for claiming the second and finalinstalment of Non-Recurring (NR) grant, during 2011-12. Itwas clarified that the SIRDs & ETCs can submit their proposalsfor claiming second and final instalment of Non-RecurringGrant, along with the following documents, subject toutilisation of at least 75 per cent of the total of first instalmentof NR grant released for each item of the infrastructureworks:i) Utilisation Certificate (UC) in respect of first instalmentof grant.ii) Report on progress of works on site.iii) Details of item-wise expenditure incurred from 1 stinstalment of grant.iv) Photographs (card size) indicating the status ofconstruction on site.v) Time-frame for completion of works in all respects.The SIRDs were requested to take expeditious action forsubmission of their proposals to the MoRD, for the year 2011-12, for sanction of GoI’s share of Recurring Grant and Non-Recurring Grant for strengthening of infrastructure facilities,etc. The SIRDs were also requested to submit proposals forsanction of Non-Recurring Grant under the package of‘Training Support Services with Technology (TSST)’, forprocurement of standardised training equipment, which wasidentified by NIRD and the list of such equipments wascirculated among the SIRDs.c) SIRDs and ETCs: State Governments were requested totake urgent steps to fill-up the vacant faculty positions.The status position with regard to vacancies in the cadre offaculty posts at SIRDs was reviewed. 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ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12is for the respective SIRDs to adopt the procedure, as perthe recruitment rules / policy of the State Government orSIRD, as the case may be, to fill up the core faculty positions(at the level of Lecturer/Reader or Professor, as per workrequirement), for which 100 per cent funding supportwould be provided by MoRD, on year to year basis. It wasfurther clarified that in accordance with ‘guidelines’ issuedby MoRD, the ‘core faculty’ can be employed by SIRDseither on consultancy or contract basis. The StateGovernments / SIRDs were requested to take expeditiousaction for filling up of all the vacant faculty positions,including the core faculty positions, for which 100 per centfunding support under Central scheme is provided byMoRD.d) OTC Scheme of MoRD: Funding support to the SIRDs &ETCs for conducting ‘sponsored’ training programmesSIRDs were informed that based on the demands made bythe SIRDs and other training institutions, the MoRD hastaken a policy decision for upward revision of unit-cost forsponsored training programmes, under OTC programmeand that the revised guidelines under OTC scheme werecirculated by MoRD, to all State Governments, SIRDs andETCs. The SIRDs & ETCs were advised to formulate theproposals seeking funding support from MoRD under thescheme of ‘Other Training Courses (OTC)‘ for conduct oftraining programmes for different clientele groups,including those covered under “Lab to Land Initiative”Programme and submit the proposals for the year 2011-12to MoRD, with a copy to NIRD for consideration.e) Training & Research activitiesDuring the year 2010-11, the SIRDs and ETCs, put together,have organised 45,909 programmes and trained a totalnumber of 24.48 lakh functionaries, including the electedrepresentatives of PRIs. It was reported that during theyear 2011-12, the ‘network’ of NIRD-SIRDs-ETCs haveincreased their sphere of training and organised 45,909and imparted training to a total of 24.48 lakh RD & PRfunctionaries and the elected representatives of PRIs. TheSIRDs were requested to aim to achieve a much higherlevel of achievement, during the year 2012-13, inassociation with ETCs and through ‘networking’ with othertraining institutions in the State.Keeping in view the emerging training needs, the SIRDswere requested to focus their training programmes in areassuch as: (1) District Planning, (2) Decentralisation andPanchayati Raj, (3) Agriculture, Horticulture, Livestock,Fisheries, (4) Micro, Small & Medium EnterpriseDevelopment, (5) Rural Technologies, (6) NaturalResources Management, (7) Rural Marketing, (8)MGNREGA, (9) PMGSY, (10) TSC, (11) NRDWP, (12)Watershed (IWMP), (13) IAY, (14) NSAP, (15) SGSY /NRLM,(16) PURA, (17) BPL Census, (18) Land Management &Administration, (19) Transparency & Accountability, (20)Citizen’s Charter & Grievance Redressal, (21) E-Governance,(22) Geographical Information System (GIS), (23)Convergence, (24) Right to Information Act, 2005, (25)Office Management, (26) Finance, Accounts and Audit, (27)Leadership, Organisational Behaviour & Inter-PersonalSkills (Soft Skills), (28) Project Management, Engineering& Estimation, (29) Weaker Sections, Minorities, Women,Children & Disabled, (30) Innovations in RuralDevelopment, (31) Induction Training, (32) RefresherTraining, (33) Training of Trainers, (34) DisasterManagement, (35) BRGF, (36) Bharat Nirman Volunteers,and (37) Health.SIRDs were also requested to take steps for uploading theAnnual Training Calendar (ATC) for the year 2011-12 on theMoRD web portal of www.ruraldiksha.nic.in. SIRDs werealso requested to take steps for sharing training materialwith other SIRDs and ETCs, by uploading the availablematerial on the MoRD website at www.ruraldiksha.nic.in.SIRDs were also requested to initiate action to develop ‘Elearning’materials with the guidance of NIRD and the SIRDslike APARD, Hyderabad, which got the needed expertise.SIRDs were requested to report the monthly trainingperformance to MoRD, in prescribed format, through webbasedonline-reporting system by registering on MoRDwebsite at www.ruraldiksha.nic.in.f) Networking of Rural Development Training InstitutionsSIRDs were requested to take initiatives for havingorganised ‘networking’ between SIRDs and ETCs, apartfrom with other training institutions functioning atdifferent levels in the State, as the ‘networking’ amongthe training institutions would enable SIRDs to conductmore number of training programmes for the benefit ofRD&PR functionaries, including the elected representatives(ERs) of PRIs.2. NIRD Regional Training Programmes atSIRDsWith a view to strengthening the capabilities of facultymembers of SIRDs, NIRD has evolved the scheme of conductof Regional Training Programmes at different SIRDs. As perthe system in vogue, at the beginning of the year, theregional training programmes, to be offered at each SIRD,ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 37


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12will be decided upon by NIRD, as per norms, in consultationwith SIRDs and the same is included in NIRD Annual TrainingCalendar. During the year under report (2011-12), NIRD hasorganised as many as 166 Regional Training Programmes atdifferent SIRDs, as against the 182 Regional Programmesorganised during 2010-11.3. NIRD-State Link Officers (SLOs) SchemeThe scheme was in vogue for the last few years. Under thescheme, Faculty Members were designated as State LinkOfficers (SLOs), to help and assist the States / SIRDs andETCs - in the context of imparting training to RD & PRfunctionaries, in a more effective manner. Keeping in viewthe newly emerging needs and priorities and with a view toachieving the desired objectives, it has been decided in theNational Colloquium with SIRDs, held on 10.4.2010, to reviewthe existing Scheme of the State Link Officers (SLOs).Accordingly, the State Link Oficer (SLO) scheme has beenrevised, with a new set of guidelines and the scheme wasextended to cover other fraternity of sub-State level RDtraining institutions viz., RIRDs, ETCs, PRTCs, DIRDs, RIRD,etc., which are working in different States. Under thescheme, SLOs have been providing needed academicsupport to the State Governments, the SIRDs & ETCs andother RD Training Institutions, in the area of training, researchand action research.4. Central Scheme for Development of SIRDs& ETCsThe Ministry of Rural Development, under Central schemeof “Management Support to RD Programmes andStrengthening of District Planning System” has beenextending support to the training activities of States foreffective implementation of rural developmentprogrammes by providing financial support to StateInstitutes of Rural Development (SIRDs) and ExtensionTraining Centres (ETCs). In this context, the NIRD has beenmandated to channelise the funding support to SIRDs &ETCs by way of scrutinising the proposals and making SIRD-ETC specific recommendations to MoRD to considersanction of funding support under Central scheme.The SIRDs and ETCs are State Rural Development TrainingInstitutions for imparting training to the rural developmentand panchayati raj functionaries, elected representatives ofPanchayati Raj Institutions and members of VillageMonitoring Committees, SHGs, at State level and at District/Block level, respectively.a. Strengthening of State Institutes of RuralDevelopment (SIRDs)SIRDs aim at improving the knowledge, skill and attitudeof rural development functionaries and electedrepresentatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions at State anddistrict level. At present, there are 28 SIRDs, one in each State.Hundred per cent Central assistance is provided by MoRD toSIRDs and ETCs for Non-Recurring expenditure forstrengthening of infrastrcture development, includingcampus development works, procurement of teaching aids,office equipment, furniture & fixtures, etc.The MoRD is providing 50 per cent of the recurringexpenditure to the SIRDs in ‘non - North-East States’ and90 per cent of the recurring expenditure to the SIRDs in‘North-East States’. In addition, 100 per cent reimbursementof expenditure on the salaries of five core faculty membersis provided by MoRD to all SIRDs, on year to year basis. Incase of Extension Training Centres (ETCs), `. 10 lakh perannum per ETC is provided by the MoRD towards GoI’s shareof Recurring Grant. The funds, under both recurring and nonrecurringheads, are directly released by MoRD to SIRDs andETCs.The courses conducted by SIRDs include the FlagshipProgrammes of MoRD & MoPR, Training Skills andMethodology for ETCs, Planning and implementation of RDprojects, Rural Credit, Computer Information System for RD,Courses for BDOs, Voluntary Organisations, ManagementDevelopment Programmes, Integrated WatershedDevelopment, etc.During the year (2011-12), 18 out of 28 SIRDs have submittedthe Non-Recurring Grant proposals, seeking funding supportfor development of physical and training infrastructure(buildings, including campus development works, teachingaids and office equipment, Furniture & Fixtures etc.) andprocurement of training-aids under the package of ‘TrainingSupport Services with Technology (TSST)’. The proposalssubmitted by SIRDs were scrutinised by NIRD and an overallNon-recurring Grant of `.3829.70 lakh was recommendedby NIRD to MoRD, as against the total projected/estimatedcost of `.8831.51 lakh asked for, by the SIRDs.b. Strengthening of Extension Training Centres (ETCs)The Extension Training Centres (ETCs) are the sub-Statelevel Training Institutions, to impart training to the ruraldevelopment functionaries and elected representatives ofPanchayati Raj Institutions, at Block and GP level.So far, 89 ETCs have been established and upgraded all overthe country with Central assistance. Consequent upon38 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12increase in the number of developmental functionaries andthe need for providing training to large number of electedrepresentatives, members of Panchayati Raj Institutions,ETCs have acquired an added importance. As stated, Centralassistance to ETCs is provided by MoRD @ 100 per cent fornon-recurring and up to a maximum of `.10 lakh per ETC perannum for recurring expenditure, to enable them to copewith increased training load for capacity building of the RD& PR functionaries and PRI members.Extension Training Centres (ETCs) have been conductingcourses with focus on Flagship Programmes of MoRD &MoPR. In addition, ETCs are conducting courses for ruralartisans, rural entrepreneurs, Self – Help Group (SHGs), GramSevaks / Sevikas, Secretaries of Panchayats and Cooperatives,grassroots level functionaries of all developmentdepartments. ETCs are also imparting training to the electedrepresentatives of PRIs at block and GP level and to membersof Village Monitoring Committees etc.During the year (2011-12 ), 14 State Governments havesubmitted the non-Recurring Grant proposals, in respectof 46 ETCs, seeking funding support for development ofphysical and training infrastructure (buildings, teachingaids and office furniture/equipments) and procurementof training-aids under the package of ‘Training SupportServices with Technology (TSST)’. The proposals submittedby ETCs were scrutinised by NIRD and an overall non-Recurring Grant of `.4038.57 lakh was recommended byNIRD to MoRD, as against the total projected cost of`. 8341.51 lakh asked for by the ETCs.5. Training Performance of SIRDs and ETCsDuring the year 2011-12, the SIRDs & ETCs, put together,have conducted 52,493 training programmes and impartedtraining to 25.10 lakh RD&PR functionaries, including theelected representatives of PRIs. There has beentremendous increase in the training programmes of SIRDs& ETCs, when compared to their performance in 2010-11,during which, they have conducted 45,909 programmes andtrained a total of 24.48 lakh participants.ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 39


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERDOCUMENTATIONNIRD has a Centre for Media and Rural Documentation(CMRD) with a view to providing information support to theresearch and training activities of the Institute and also toother members of the development community. It has beenengaging itself in identifying and collecting rural developmentliterature on a continuous basis from various sources andsystematically documenting the same for effective and widerdissemination. Through this endeavour, the Institute has builtup a rich collection of information sources on ruraldevelopment and allied aspects. Rural developmentliterature emanates from various sources including ministriesand departments, government agencies, research, training,and consultancy organisations, non-governmental andcommunity-based organisations, banking and fundinginstitutions, inter-governmental and internationalorganisations and also individuals engaged in ruraldevelopment activities at different levels. Throughcomputerisation of the databases of information sourcesavailable in its collection and by offering various services andinformation products, the Centre is effectively catering tothe information requirements of not only the internal facultyof the Institute but also the participants, rural developmentfunctionaries and research scholars across the country.CMRD, in its endeavour to discharge the responsibilitieseffectively, enriches its information resources base with theaddition of books, journals, CDs/DVDs, etc, on a continuousbasis. The Institute also makes efforts to disseminateinformation to various stakeholders through differentinformation products.Information Resource BaseBooksBooks and other institutional publications form majorsource of information. During the period under review ,CMRD has added a total of 1120 books and other documentsto its collection.PeriodicalsCMRD has subscribed to 180 Indian and foreign journalsduring the period under review. 56 journals are received onexchange and complimentary basis and about 80newsletters are received from different rural developmentinstitutions. CMRD also subscribed to on-line databases viz.,Indiastat.com, JSTOR and ProQuest.-Social Science Journalsand ebrary Social Science Collection (e-Books)CD Rom / Video CassettesAudio-visual materials form a major input in the trainingprogrammes organised by the Institute. A total of 12 CDs/DVDs were added to the collection during the period underreview.Hindi SectionCMRD maintains a separate collection of Hindi books for thebenefit of participants and staff. 153 books were added tothe Hindi collection in the present year.Telugu SectionCMRD maintains a separate collection of Telugu books.40 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Children’s SectionCMRD has acquired a total of 504 books during the presentyear for Children’s Library.Updation of DatabasesComputerised databases of books and journal articlesupdated and maintained on a continuous basis form themajor strength of CMRD. Based on these databases CMRDprovides various information services. Presently the booksdatabase consists of 90,857 books and 1,19,834 referencesin Journal articles database.CMRD Information Products / ServicesCMRD Alerts, Rural Development Index and Newspaperclippings are the information products through whichCMRD disseminates information. All these publicationswere brought out regularly during the period under review.In addition, CMRD provides services like literaturesearches, photocopying, inter-library loan, etc., to itsusers.Institutional MembershipNIRD Institutional Membership offered to ruraldevelopment organisations and institutions is maintainedby CMRD. The members are entitled to free subscriptionto Journal of Rural Development, NIRD Newsletter and allun-priced publications and 50 per cent discount on allpriced publications of NIRD. The annual institutionalmembership fee (January-December) is `.1200.Library Statistics from April, 2011 to March, 20121. Total stock as on 31-3- 2012 1, 15,302(Including books, Hindi books, Children’s books, Telugu booksand bound volumes of periodicals)2. Total intake during the year ending 31.3.2012 17793. A.V. Material (Video Cassettes & CDs) 124. Periodicals subscribed 180Periodicals received on exchange 26Periodicals received on gratis 30Newsletters 80Total Periodicals intake 316Number of Newspapers subscribed 275. Utilisation of CMRD Library FacilitiesNumber of borrowers 613Number of documents lent to participants 1184Number of visitors to library 69976. Inter-library LoanNumber of documents lent out to other libraries 117. Research Scholars visited library 468. Documentation ServicesNumber of articles indexed during the year 1639Number of CMRD Alerts issued 12Number of CMRD Index issued 129. CMRD DatabaseNumber of entries in the database (books) 90857Number of articles 1, 19,834Number of literature searches carried out from the database 230ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 41


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERINFORMATIONDISSEMINATIONThe Institute has a mandate to disseminate information onrural development. In fulfilling the mandate, the Institutebrings out regularly a quarterly journal, a monthly newsletter,Research Highlights, Recommendations of Seminars andWorkshops and Rural Development Statistics. As a leadingpublisher of rural development literature in India, NIRDendeavours to share its research findings, observed fieldrealities and views on issues of current topical importancewith policy planners, academics and others through itsregular publications, occasional papers etc. The publicationsof NIRD serve the policymakers in terms of providingfeedback of ground level realities, offer suggestions andguidelines for better planning and management of ruraldevelopment programmes.PublicationsJournal and PeriodicalsThe quarterly Journal of Rural Development (JRD) is theflagship publication of NIRD and is one of the leadingacademic journals in the field of rural development anddecentralised administration. With an impressive circulationboth within and outside the country, it is one of the mostsought-after journals by the academic community, ruraldevelopment administrators and planners. JRD has, over theyears, built up a reputation for high standard of articles andpromptness of publication. The papers received forpublication are reviewed thoroughly at different levels, bothby the NIRD faculty and the outside subject matter specialiststo ensure quality.During the year, four issues of JRD (Vol.30 No.2, 3 and 4 andVol.31 No.1) containing 34 articles and 19 book reviews werebrought out. All the book reviews in these issues werecontributed by NIRD faculty members.NIRD NewsletterThe NIRD Newsletter, a monthly publication, highlights therecommendations of various training programmes, seminarsand workshops, and important events which are undertakenby NIRD on a regular basis. Besides giving advance publicityon the training programmes scheduled for the next twomonths, the Newsletter covers the news of facultydevelopment, success stories, visits and delegations – bothIndia and foreign – to the Institute etc. Through this medium,NIRD maintains regular contacts with SIRDs, DRDAs andNGOs. Newsletters No.192 to 202 issues from April 2011 toMarch 2012 were brought out during the year.Research Reports - Published during the year 2011-12One of the main functions of NIRD is research covering impactassessment, monitoring studies, diagnostic studies, casedocumentation etc. The findings of these research studiesare published as reports every year for wider dissemination.During the year, the following Research Reports werepublished:1. Stress Audit : For Rural Development Institutions AtDistrict and Block Level (Research Reports Series – 82)2. Marketing Strategies for Traditional Fishery Products(Research Reports Series – 83)3. Approaches to Forest Management: A ComparativeStudy of JFM and Self-Initiated Forest Management(Research Reports Series – 84)4. Crisis in Handloom Industry: A Study in Andhra Pradeshand Tamil Nadu (Research Reports Series – 85)42 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-125. Competency of Mapping(Research Reports Series – 86)6. Status of Land Allotted to Poor under Land DistributionProgrammes: An Evaluation in Selected States(Research Reports Series – 87)7. Behavioural Competencies in MGNREGAAdministration – A Case Study of Chittoor in AndhraPradesh(Research Reports Series – 88)8. Pro-poor Strategy for Micro-Credit Delivery System(Research Reports Series – 89)9. Comparative Study of Institutional Arrangements andFarming Systems: Viable Options for Small and MarginalFarmers(Research Reports Series – 90)10. Promotion of Entrepreneurship through SHGs: A Studyof SUBISCHA Project(Monographs Series -11)11. Convergence in Action – Illustrative Caselets at Field Levelfrom Kerala (Occasional Paper Series -1)12. Gaon Ganrajya (Village Republic) Movement: A CaseStudy in Tribal Areas of Rajasthan(Case Studies Series -21)13. No More Forced Migration: A Case of Dudkel Village,Orissa(Case Studies Series -22)14. Role of Pragathibandhu Groups in the Development ofSmall and Marginal Farmers in Karnataka(Case Studies Series -23)15. Proceedings of the National Consultation on the DraftNational Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation &Resettlement Bill, 2011Other Publications1) Rural Development Statistics – 2011-122) Course Modules for Entrepreneurship DevelopmentTraining Programmes - RSETI DIRECTORY3) RD/PR Flagship Programmes – Integrated TrainingModules4) Handbook for Workers and Workers’ Association5) Research Highlights -2009-10 & 2010-116) Annual Report – 2010 – 117) Training Calendar – 2011-12ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 43


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERRURALTECHNOLOGY PARK(ISO: 9001-2008)Rural Technology Park (RTP) of NIRD has been establishedwith a view to uplifting the rural people in all aspects of lifesuch as capacity building, rural employment generation,livelihood etc. It is established in an area of 65 acres of landwith a scope to envisage for transfer of technology throughlive demonstrations for promotion of rural entrepreneurshipand livelihood development. RTP houses many small scaleenterprise units like vermi-composting, natural dye,handmade paper, Bt production, bio-pesticides, solar energy,wind energy, apiculture, food processing, fashion technology,readymade garments, fashion jewellery & tribal jewellery,home based products, soya bean food products and thenational rural building centre showcasing different housingtechnologies.Rural Technology Park focuses its major activities onTechnology Bank (Te-Bank),Technology Park (T-Park) andTechnology Transfer (Te-Transfer). During the year 2011-12,10,000 participants attending various NIRD programmes andvisitors from outside visited RTP and appreciated theinitiatives taken by the Institute. Rural developmentfunctionaries participating in various training programmes,Project Directors of DRDA, Members of Zilla Parishad etc.have been the mainstream of visitors to RTP. In addition,foreign dignitaries coming from developing countries likeAfrica, Maldives, Peru, Somalia etc. have also visited theTechnology Park and appreciated the technologies institutedin it.MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTSI. Partcipation in National Level Exhibition1. Participated in International Trade Fair in November 2011organised by ITPO New Delhi and showcased NIRD-RTPtechnologies.2. Participated in Herbal expo organised by APHorticultural Department in December 20113. Participated in exhibition on Organic Food Expo inMarch 2012 at IICT, HyderabadII.TrainingsMore than twenty training programmes were conductedfor the rural BPL category of participants as per RTP-NIRDtraining calendar. Nearly 500 persons coming from BPLcategory from various parts of the country undertooktraining on various trades and skills at RTP from the experttechnologists with an intention to start their ownenterprises. RTP –NIRD has also organised 5-6 sponsoredtraining programmes for participants interested in someof the skills available at RTP by paying for each trainingprogramme. RTP–NIRD skill development trainings havesuccessfully turned out 8 entrepreneurs from home basedchemical unit, 3 entrepreneurs in bee keeping, 5entrepreneurs each from soya foods and vermicompostingwho have their own enterprises and running themsuccessfully.III. Rural Technology MelaRural Crafts Mela was organised during 25-28, February2012. There were 200 entrepreneurs participating in theMela with almost 80 women SHGs’ actively involved in theMela. About 10,000 to 12,000 people from across the stateand country visited the exhibition during the Mela days. Inaddition, main Government institutions, Banks, SGSYorganisations also participated enthusiastically in the Melaby showcasing their technologies.44 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12IV. Transfer of Technology (ToT)The programme on Transfer of Technology (ToT) wasconducted during the months of August to September, 2011and vigorous launch of the programme was made fortechnology transfer by reaching out to 1,09,752 personsadopting a very effective methodology known as “clusterapproach”. Technologies like solar rice cooker, solar drier,mobile rotary charger, solar LED lighter, solar water filter,cycle mobile charger, conoweeder, tubelight reglowingdevice, agro-waste chullah, Rat Trap Bond HousingTechnology etc. were demonstrated in the villages andtransferred through the ToT programme. Nearly 44 NGOsassociated with NIRD in the ToT; 689 participating villagesacross the country were clubbed into 52 clusters in the saidprogramme.An overview of the RTP-Mela 2011-2012V. International Recogniition to RTPThe Institute’s officials visited Afghanistan and as per theMoU between NIRD and Afghanistan, supportedthe activities for establishment of RTP by Afghanistan.Government of India conveyed its approval tothe Institute’s proposal for establishment of RTP in fiveAfrican countries namely Malawi, Zimbabwe, Congo,Botswana and South Sudan and action is being taken inpursuance of the same.VI. ISO CertificationDirector General inaugurating the prestigiousRURAL TECHNOLOGY MELA 2011-2012RTP of the Institute has obtained ISO 9001-2008 certificationfrom the certifying agency M/s.AQA International for itsscope of identification and parking of rural technologies,providing training to rural people on available ruraltechnologies and facilitating in transfer of these technologiesto the rural people. RTP has established a qualitymanagement system in conformance with the internationalquality system standard ISO 9001:2008.Participants from 64 cluster villages attending the ToT ProgrammeOn-going skill based training programme at RTP-NIRDANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 45


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERNIRD ACADEMICPROGRAMMES(A)Centre for Post-Graduate StudiesThe aim of the one-year Post-Graduate DiplomaProgramme in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM)is to develop a committed and competent cadre of YoungRural Development Management Professionals in thecountry and eventually to create a large pool ofprofessional programme delivery managers whoseinduction is vital to the success of the Ministry’s ruraldevelopment programmes. All the students of the thirdbatch have got placement in various organisations.The fourth batch of PGDRDM included 43 students fromvarious parts of the country from Central India, SouthernIndia, North-East, Northern India, Eastern India andInternational in-service students sponsored by internationalorganisations like AARDO and CIRDAP. Of them, 8 were girlsand the rest were boys with varied educational qualifications.Nearly 23.26 per cent of students represented ‘FarmSciences’ like agriculture, horticulture and veterinary scienceswhile 76.74 per cent of students came from arts, commerceand engineering group. They were selected on the basis ofan All-India Entrance Exam followed by Group Discussion andPersonal Interviews. The Batch included 10 in-serviceinternational candidates representing CIRDAP andAARDO member-countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh,Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria andPhilippines.CurriculumProgramme consists of a classroom component, FieldAttachment (FA) component and trimester end examinationsincluding periodical tests, assignments, project reports, etc.The classroom component is spread over three trimestersand the FA component is concurrently spread over six weeksin between the time of end of Trimester – II and the beginningof Trimester – III. The Programme has a total of 38 credits.Field Attachment (FA) /RuralOrganisational InternshipThe six-week long FA or Rural Organisational Internship wasadministered to the PGDRDM: Batch-4 students from 1March to 15 April, 2012 to sensitise the students to the hardcore problems of the rural society and its dynamics. TheInternship component focuses on institutions, organisationalstructures, organisational culture, management systems,HRD, finance, production processes, marketing, valueaddition, etc. The organisations for field work included: (i)Grameen Vikas Trust (GVT); (ii) Odisha Poverty ReductionMission (TRIPTI); (iii) MYRADA; (iv) RUDSETI; (v) NaandiFoundation; (vi) Reliance Foundation, and (vii) NationalisedBanks, among others.Forum PresentationsAs part of the learning exercise, forum presentations of theexperts in the area of Rural Development to the fourth Batchstudents of PGDRDM were organised. Shri J.M. Lyngdoh,Former Chief Election Commissioner, had interacted with thestudents on 13 September , 2011 on ‘Electoral Reforms andCorruption’ and Prof. Ram Puniyani, President, EktaFoundation and Former Professor, IIT, Mumbai interacted46 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12on ‘Values of Freedom Movement and Indian Constitution’on 30 December , 2011.PGDRDM: 2011-12 (Batch-4) PlacementScenarioThe placement event for Batch-4 was held during 25 April to1 May. Reputed organisations have participated in thecampus placement event. All the 32 students of PGDRDM:Batch-4 who were considered for placements wereprovided placement in different organisations. Rest ofthe international in-service students were not required tobe placed. The placements were jointly coordinated by DrA. Debapriya and Dr G.V. Krishna Lohi Das. The following isthe Placement Scenario of Batch-4 :S.No.1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132.Name of the StudentMr. Ajit KumarMs. Chanda KumariMr. Dhirendra Singh BagriMr. Gyana Ranjan SarangiMr. Kolipaka SureshMr. Nagarjuna PutchakayalaMr. Narendra YadavMr. Sachin SinghMs. Renu SharmaMr. Gagan RoyMs. Aroma Jean NongkhlawMr. Daniel Seikhogin HaokipMr. Jeet Jyoti DasMr. Mrunal Durgesh DeshmukhMr. Naveed IqbalMr. Pankaj Paresh KanthMr. Kanishka BhardwajMr. Mohd HussainMr. Nikhil Jaideo MeshramMs. Shveta BorkerMs. Meru RaiMr. Pradeep KumarMr. Pawan KumarMr. Mukesh Kumar MeenaMr. Saurabh PandeyMr. Santosh Kumar SinghMr. Yogesh Nanaji PagareMr. Abdul Hameed NajarMr. Fasil AminMr. Muneer Ahmed NajarMr. Rameez Ali KhojaMr. Shabbir Ahmed MirOrganisation NameTRIPTI, Government of OdishaNRLM, Government of MeghalayaCentum LearningAroh FoundationReliance FoundationAndhra BankGramin Vikas TrustPremier ShieldIndian CanApollo Technical Education FoundationANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 47


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Diploma Awarding Ceremony forPGDRDM-2010-11: Batch-3Diploma Awarding Ceremony of PGDRDM-2010-11 (Batch-3) was held on 29 July , 2011. H.E. Shri Ranjit ShekharMooshahary, Governor of Meghalaya was the Chief Guestof Diploma Awarding Ceremony who awarded the Diplomasto the 49 students and three best performers of the batchwere awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. He alsoconferred Mr Alipate Seru Naulivou with Espirit De Corpson the occasion. Shri Mathew C. Kunnumkal, DirectorGeneral has presided over the Diploma Awarding Ceremony.Top Performer of Batch-4 Mr Gyanranjan Sarangi bagged theGold Medal.The Fifth Batch of PGDRDM: 2012-13The Fifth PGDRDM (Batch-V) was announced in majornewspapers at all India level in October, 2011. The Centrefor Post-Graduate Studies (CPGS) publicised the Programmeby sending publicity material to all educational institutionsand SIRDs across the country, and National and State leveluniversities and all Rural Development Agencies in thecountry. All India Entrance Examination was held on 5February, 2012 at 11 test centres in major cities of thecountry. Of these, 165 candidates were short-listedfor subsequent Group Discussion and Personal Interviews(GD & PI) in the ratio of 1:5 for selection to thePGDRDM. The classes for Batch-V started in the next financialyear.Diploma Awarding Ceremony for the PGDRDM 2011-12 (Batch-3) Students48 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12PGDRDM Students Organisational Internship (Batch-4)(B)Distance Education Cell (DEC)In view of rapid changes in communication and technologyand increasing need for massive trained manpower in ruraldevelopment, NIRD has established a Distance Education Cell.The Cell is mandated to initiate a number of programmesfor capacity building of development personnel ofGovernmental Organisations, elected representatives andeducated youth to function as change managers.As a major initiative of the Institute, in collaboration withUniversity of Hyderabad (UoH) a one-year Post-GraduateDiploma Programme in Sustainable Rural Development(PGD-SRD) has been launched in distance mode and iscoordinated by the newly established Cell. First Batchcommenced in the year 2010.1. NIRD – Post-Graduate Diploma in Sustainable RuralDevelopment (PGD-SRD) : 2010-11NIRD has conducted its Second Batch of PGD-SRD fromJanuary 2011. Two hundred and fifty nine students wereadmitted to the Second Batch as per the following details :1. Students from India 2332. Students from Afghanistan 26The Programme was conducted through two Semesters(January to June and July to December, 2011).First Semester (January to June, 2011)Following four Courses were offered:1. SRD -501: Rural Society and Sustainable DevelopmentANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 49


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-122. SRD -502: Development Methods and Techniques3. SRD -503: Policies and Programmes for Rural Development4. SRD -504: Livelihoods and ResourcesSecond Semester (July to December, 2011)Following four Courses were offered:1. SRD- 505: Project and Planning and Management2. SRD-506: Stakeholders in Rural Development3. SRD-507: Appropriate Technologies and Practices forSustainable Development4. SRD-508 : Project : Field work, Data collection, Analysisand ReportAll the students were supplied with printed course booksand also soft copies of all the courses.the students of First Semester and for Second Semesterwere conducted during 4-13 July, 2011 and 13-21, December,2011, respectively for Indian and Afghanistan students.The Contact Session-cum-Examination at AIRD, Kabul wereconducted by two Resource Persons deputed from NIRD.Contact Class in progress at NIRDContact Session-cum-ExaminationIn order to provide facility to the students for the conduct ofContact Session followed by Examination, the Programmeestablished the following 8 Contact Centres in India andone Contact Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan.Name of the Contact Centres:1. NIRD, Hyderabad2. AMR-APARD, Hyderabad3. DDU-State Institute of Rural Development, Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh4. State Institute of Rural Development, Odisha,Bhubaneswar5. Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sansthan & GVS, Jaipur6. Haryana Institute of Rural Development, Nilokheri,Haryana7. NIRD-NERC, Guwahati8. Abdul Nazir Sab State Institute of Rural Development,Mysore, Karnataka9. Afghanistan Institute of Rural Development, Kabul,AfghanistanThe Contact Session-cum-Semester End Examinations forStudents writing Semester-end ExaminationsPG Diploma in Sustainable RuralDevelopment (PGD-SRD) – Third Batch(2012) on Distance ModeNIRD has started its Third Batch from January 2012 . Onehundred and twenty students were admitted to the ThirdBatch as per the following details:1. Students from India 802. Students from Afghanistan 4050 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERNIRD–NORTH-EASTERNREGIONAL CENTRE (NERC)GUWAHATIIntroductionThe North-Eastern Regional Centre (NERC) of NIRD wasestablished in July 1983 at Guwahati with the aim to orientits training and research activities to the specific needsand potentials of North-Eastern States of India. The Centreis located at Jawaharnagar, Khanapara, Guwahati-781022(Assam).A View of the Main Building of the InstituteANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 51


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Mandate Conduct training programmes, conferences, seminarsand workshops for senior development executives. Undertake, aid, promote and coordinate research onit’s own or through other agencies. Analyse and provide solutions to problemsencountered in planning and implementation of theprogrammes for rural development, natural resourcemanagement, decentralised governance, ITapplications, Panchayati Raj and related issues Disseminate information through periodicals, reportsand other publications in furtherance of the basicobjectives of the Institute.Training/Workshop/SeminarKey Clientele Group Govt. Officials at State, district and block levels Bankers NGO executives Elected Representatives Academicians etc.Types of Clients/ Participants (2011-12)S. No. Categories of No. of ParticipantsParticipantsin Each Category1 Government officials 15522 ZP/ PRIs functionaries 1143 Representatives ofVoluntary Organisations 4344 Scholars from National &State level Institutes 315 Faculties/ officials fromUniversities/ Colleges 946 Others 549Total 2774Focus Areas of Training/Workshop/Seminar Planning, Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation ofRural Development Programmes Participatory Approaches to Rural Development Decentralised Planning at district & block level Rural Marketing & Entrepreneurship Development Social Mobilisation Participatory Watershed ManagementNatural Resource Management and Social ForestryGender in Rural DevelopmentFinancial ManagementComputer Applications & Information TechnologiesGeoinformatics Applications in Rural Development &Watershed ManagementProject Planning & Management of CBOs and NGOsCapacity Building of Development Functionaries onSustainable Livelihood Approaches in North-EastCapacity Building of Fish Farmers under AquacultureMission in North-EastTraining Conducted on Flagship Programmes of MoRD(2011-12)• National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)• Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment GuaranteeScheme (MG-NREGS)• Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY)• Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC)• Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF)• Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)• Drinking Water and Sanitation (DWS)• Bharat Nirman• SGSY• NSAPOrganisationsParticipants of a training programme with course Team, the Director, NERCand the Director, IIM Shillong (Chief Guest: 3rd from left at the seating row)52 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Highlight of Training Interventions during 2011-12 Eighty Eight Training Programmes including 5 workshopswere conducted involving 2774 participants with anaverage participation exceeding 30 participants perprogramme. Female participation per programme isabout 6.Participants attended during last 5 years (2007-2012)Out of 88 Training programmes, 32 programmes wereconducted as off-campus programmes at the variousSIRDs and link Institutes in the region. Again 38programmes come under sponsored category. Majorityof sponsored programmes during 2011-12 were fundedby agencies like North-Eastern Council, Shillong, DDWS,Government of India and Government of Meghalaya.Women Participants during last 5 years (2007-2012)A lecture session in progress at the conference hallTraining details of last five yearsProgrammes conducted during last 5 years (2007-2012)Research including consultancyNERC undertakes research on area-specific problemsof North-Eastern Region.NERC has been undertaking both diagnostic andprogramme-oriented Research Studies in different Statesof this region.Areas of ResearchLocal Self-Government / InstitutionsDecentralised Planning/ District PlanningEnvironment Management PlanningWatershed DevelopmentMonitoring & EvaluationImpact Assessment StudiesCommunity Resources Management in the HillsCommunitisation Programme in NagalandTraditional Institution & their working modelGeneration of digital databases using spatial technologiesANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 53


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Cleaning of Public block under MGNREGS in a Block of AssamHighlight of Research Interventions During 2011-12Altogether 13 research and consultancy studies wereundertaken of which four have been completed and nineare in various stages of completion during 2011-12. Thestatus of these research projects is given below-Research Studies CompletedNIRD Studies Completed (2011-12): NILConsultancy Studies Completed (2011-12): 04S. No. Title of the Study Sponsored by Project Director/Team1 Preparation of District Perspective Plan under MGNREGS, DC, Nagaon Dr. K. HaloiNagaon, Assam (2008-09 to 2012-13) District & Team2 Evaluation of Preparatory Phase of three projects LRD, Govt. of Dr. K. Haloiunder IWMP, Nagaland (IWMP Wokha-I, Longleng-I, Nagaland & TeamTuensang-II )3 Preparation of Annual Plan Under BRGF for Bongaigaon Zilla Parishad, Dr. K. HaloiDistrict, 2011-12, Assam Bangaigaon & TeamDistrict, Assam4 Preparation of Five-Year District Perspective Plan (Phase-II) PD, DRDA Mon Dr. K. Haloiunder MGNREGS, Mon District, Nagaland (2011-12 to 2015-16) District, Nagaland & TeamResearch Studies in ProgressNIRD Studies in Progress (2011-12): 01S. No. Title of the Study Project Director/Team Present Status1 Opportunities for Self-Employment in Sikkim Dr. S.K. Dutta In progress since2005-0654 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Consultancy Studies in Progress (2011-12): 08S. No.Title of the StudySponsored byProject Director /TeamPresent status1Decentralised District Planning(Dibrugarh District of Assam)UNICEFDr S.K. Dutta(1 st & 2 nd Phasecompleted)Third and FinalPhase will be completed bySeptember 20122“Training-cum-documentation forEstablishing Rural Industries onMedicinal and Aromatic Plant in North-Eastern Region”NEC, ShillongDr. S.K. DuttaOn-going3Application of Remote Sensing & GIS inSericulture Devt. AssamNESAC, ShillongDr. K. Haloi & Team At the completion stage4Post-Project Evaluation of IWDP(Project-II, Project-III & Project-IV) inMon District, NagalandLRD, Mon District,NagalandDr. K. Haloi & TeamField work completed.Report writing is going on5Generation of Multi-Layer GIS DatabaseCachar District, AssamZilla Parishad,Cachar District,AssamDr. K. Haloi & Team On-going6State Level Technical Resource SupportInstitute for PMAGY in respect of 100SC villages of Nagaon and Morigaondistrict, Assam (Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2014)Govt. of AssamDr. K. Haloi & Team On-going7Evaluation Study of Special CentralAssistance (SCA) to SC Sub-Plan (SCSP)and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP): Case of fourdistricts of AssamMinistry of TribalAffairs, Govt. ofIndiaDr. R.R. Prasad,Dr. K. Haloi & TeamAt the completion stage8TSI for three BRGF districts of Meghalaya(2012-13 to 2016-17)DC, Ri-Bhoi, WGHills and SG HillsdistrictDr. K. Haloi & TeamPreparation of five-yearDistrict Perspective Plan inthree districts completed.Preparation of Annual Planof 2012-13 is on-goingfollowed by entry of theplan in Plan Plus softwareANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 55


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Strawberry Farm near Shillong, MeghalayaPUBLICATIONSPapers/Articles Published during 2011-12S. No. Name of the Paper/ Article Name of the Journal Author (s)1 Ethnic Communities and Traditional Land The Indian Journal of Public Dr. S.K. DuttaUses in the North Cachar Hills of Assam: Administration, April –A Critical StudyJune 2011, Vol. LVII, No.22 Highly Tradable Medicinal and Aromatic Perspective of Dr. S.K. DuttaPlants of Meghalaya Management”, ISS No. Dr. Binay Singh974-7095, Vol. II, No. 6, Ratul Arya BaishyaFebruary 2012Ajima BegumParticipants of training programme in a field study visit to a rural area of Assam56 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-121. Training/ Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference/ Meeting attended by faculty members and officers of NIRD-NERCduring 2011-12S. No. Name Of Training/ Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference Attended Faculty/ Officer1. Advanced Management Programme entitled “Understanding China: Dr. Binay SinghBusiness and Culture” held at Ocean University, Qingdao, China,January 9-15, 20122 A Meeting with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction Dr. S.K. Dutta(IIRR), Philippines on collaborative programmes, 20123 Training on “Negotiation skills” organised by Assam AdministrativeStaff College, Guwahati, June 1-3, 2011S.K. GhoshRD Training and Academic GuidanceNIRD-NERC is mandated to provide training guidanceto SIRDs and ETCs of this region. There are eight StateInstitutes of Rural Development in the North-EasternRegion, including Sikkim, which undertake training ofgovernment officials at the middle level and also of theelected representatives.Guidance to research scholars for Ph. D of differentinstitutions. United Nations University (UNU, Japan) North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Indian Institute of Bank Management (IIBM) National Institute of Agricultural ExtensionManagement (MANAGE) North-Eastern Regional Agricultural MarketingCorporation Limited (NERAMAC) UNICEFNetworkingNERC has strong network with reputed academic/ResearchInstitutions and Universities of this region. Faculty members,research scholars are invited as resource persons and alsofor academic exchange programme. The Regional Centre isforging networking with various institutions andorganisations of this region. Some of them are-North-Eastern Council (NEC)Centre On Integrated Rural Development for Asia andthe Pacific (CIRDAP)India Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE)Indian Council For Agricultural Research (ICAR –NEHRegion)North-Eastern Regional Institute of Water and LandManagement (NERIWALM)North-Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd(NEDFi)North-Eastern Regional Institute Of Science &Technology (NERIST)North-Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC)State Institute of Rural Development ( 8 SIRDs, NE-Region)Indian Institute of Management (IIM)National Informatics Centre (NIC)Visitors at the NIRD-NERC information Stall during 5 th Strawberry festival, ShillongMajor Infrastructure Facilities Guest Houses (Air Conditioned) : TwoCapacity in Brahmaputra : 44Capacity in Dikrang : 48Conference Halls (Air Conditioned): ThreeConference Hall I : Capacity 25Conference Hall II : Capacity 35Conference Hall III : Capacity 77Computer Lab (Air Conditioned): 35 PC terminalsC-GARD – GIS lab (Air Conditioned)Centralised UPS SystemsANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 57


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Local Area NetworkConsultant physicianWired and WiFi covering the entire CampusInternet Facility4 Mbps Fibre Optic Leased Line ConnectionLibrary (Air Conditioned)With more than 10000 collectionHigh Capacity Generators for Uninterrupted PowerSupplyStaff canteenStaff quarters within the campusFitness Centre (Gymnasium) & other Sports facilitiesGardens and a children parkIn-house water supply and purification plantA Rural Technology Park (Extension Centre)Conference Hall -IIPhotocopier SectionNew look of LibraryA view of fitness centreReception centre (Old Hostel-Dikrang)Newly constructed staff canteen58 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-121. FACULTY MEMBERS AND OFFICERSOF NIRD-NERC, GUWAHATIDr. Binay SinghDirectorMobile :09435519953Email:bsingh.nird@gmail.comDr. S.K. DuttaAssociate Professor & Research CoordinatorMobile :09435100031Email:duttask@yahoo.co.inDr. K. HaloiAssociate Professor & i/c C-GARDMobile :9435556900Email:kh_nirdnerc@rediffmail.comADMINISTRATIONThe Director, NIRD-NERC is responsible for overalladministration of the regional centre and exercises thepowers delegated to him.Shri Arupjyoti SarmaAdministrative OfficerMobile :09435019955Email:arupsarma64@gmail.comShri I.K BaniaSection Officer i/cMobile :94355-51184ACCOUNTSShri B.N SarmaAccounts OfficerMobile :94355-58818Email: bnsarma2008@rediffmail.comIT CELLShri S.K GhoshSr. CPA & i/c IT-CellMobile :09435551185Email:sanjit511@rediffmail.comTRAINING CELLShri K. KalitaPhone: +09707062300Email: kalita_1977@yahoo.co.inFACILITY ENHANCEMENTNew Guest House (Brahmaputra)The new hostel of the Institute (Brahmaputra) wasinaugurated by Shri Mathew C. Kunnumkal, IAS, DirectorGeneral, NIRD, Hyderabad on 25 August 2011 in thepresence of Dr. M.V Rao, IAS, Deputy Director General,NIRD, Hyderabad. The new hostel can accommodate 35guests at a time. The hostel is equipped with all modernamenities like:A view of new hostel (Brahmaputra)ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 59


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 Well-furnished double bedded AC rooms Transits rooms/ bachelor suites Well furnished VIP suites A Gymnasium/ fitness centre Computer Centre Badminton court Lush green lounge 24 hours running water facility (Hot/ cold water) LCD TV with cable connection in each room.New Computer Laboratory under IT-CellComputer training programmes were introduced in thetraining curriculum of NIRD-NERC, Guwahati during the year2003-04. Within a short span of time, the computer coursesimparted by the Centre have become popular among therural development functionaries of north-eastern states.Information Technology (IT) - CELL of the Centre was formedin the year 2008 which looks after planning andmanagement of ICT facilities of the Institute as well asimparts computer training.A new state of the art computer Laboratory under IT –Cellwas inaugurated by Shri Mathew C. Kunnumkal, IAS, DirectorGeneral, NIRD, Hyderabad on 25 August 2011 in the presenceof Dr. M.V Rao, IAS, Deputy Director General, NIRD,Hyderabad. The laboratory is equipped with the followingequipments- 32 numbers of latest model high end desktop PC 02 numbers of server High speed internet (OFC) connection High end switches Firewall (UTM) and server based anti-virus system Centralised UPS system Advanced display system for classroom presentation Network backbone of the institute (system room)The IT-Cell of NIRD-NERC, Guwahati offers the followingmodules of computer training programmes to RDfunctionaries of the north-eastern region Office Automation Systems Database Management Web Technologies & e- Governance IEC through ICT MIS on RD Flagship programmesLocal Area Network (LAN)A high speed Gigabit Local Area Network (LAN) has beenestablished during the year 2011-12 connecting more than100 computer nodes with Cat 6 cable and Layer-3 and Layer-2 managed switches. The wireless (WiFi) access pointsconnected to the LAN are spread over the entire campusand data can be accessed from any location of the Instituteincluding hostel and residential campus. A high speed (4Mbps) fiber optics leased line internet connection has beenincorporated with the LAN for faster data communication.Rural Technology Park (Extension Centre)Use of innovative technologies in the rural areas is anexcellent means for strengthening our rural economy and tomake it self-dependent. The widespread use of technologyin rural sector would help at growth, equity, social justice,self-reliance, improved efficiency and productivity. There area number of technologies available for the benefit of ruralmasses. However, promotion, propagation, dissemination,replication of appropriate technologies for sustainablebenefits of socio-economically deprived sections of the ruralsociety is one of the major challenges. In order to realisethis developmental need, the spread of proven andsustainable technology packages which create employment,raise income and reduce poverty need to be put in place.The Rural Technology Park (RTP -EC) at NIRD NERC, Guwahatihas been established with the help of National InnovationFoundation (NIF) to meet the following objectives:1. To display and demonstrate the innovativetechnologies to the participants2. To promote innovators and their products for widerreach3. To encourage rural innovative technologies for wideruseParticipants during practical session of computer training programme at the newcomputer lab4. To transfer, disseminate and replicate rural technologiesin the north-east region60 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-125. To facilitate linkages with organisations/ institutionsto enhance the expertise of innovators, entrepreneursand usersServices Offered Generation of Action Plans/Detailed Project Report forWatershed Development Comprehensive District Development Plans Preparation of Geo Spatial Digital Databases and ImageProcessing GIS based Resource Analysis Comprehensive Development Plan of Tribal Area GIS Based Development Atlas , Tribal AtlasInside view of Rural Technology Park (Extension Centre)Centres for Geo-Informatics Application for RuralDevelopment (C-GARD)In order to unfold the varieties and diversities of NE Statessystematically and to make use of the influences for thepurpose of development in general and sustainablemanagement in particular, application of Geomatics is aspecific need contextually relevant to the region. In the lightof such need, NIRD-NERC established a GIS facility centrein August, 2005 which has been upgraded as C-GARD sinceSeptember, 2009 with necessary equipments. Change Detection and Environmental MonitoringStudies Precession AgricultureA state of the art Laboratory under C-GARD with latestfacilities of hardware and software is being constructedand would be opened shortly exclusively for training andresearch related to geo-informatics.SOLAR POWER PLANTIn a bid to encourage use of environment-friendlyrenewable energy, NIRD-NERC is establishing a 100 KWpSolar PV power plant in its premises. The total cost of theproject is `. 2.70 crore and is funded by the Ministry of Newand Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India on90:10 cost sharing basis. The project is being implementedby Central Electronics Limited, a Public Sector Enterpriseunder the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research(DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government ofIndia. The project shall be commissioned shortly.HERBAL GARDENC-GARD LabThe centre is equipped with technically and professionallyqualified manpower with excellent knowledge base onGIS, Remote Sensing, GPS and CAD in addition to the domainexpertise in the field of social science, computer science,geo-sciences, agriculture, engineering and allied fields andof course with vast experience in rural development sector.North-Eastern Region of India is one of the largestrepositories of important and valuable MAP species whichare commonly found in the forests, mostly in low lands. Itis inaccessible for the common people; hence we plantthese species in NIRD premises in the name of herbalgarden. The purpose is to familiarise the common peoplewith these plants which have a high demand in the local aswell as distant markets. The herbal garden thus, servesthe purpose of preserving more medicinal herbs, shrubs,trees and climbers for benefiting the people in curingANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 61


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12various diseases. Thus, conservation and preservation ofmedicinal plants is the need of the hour of the human kindat large. That is the reason the garden is developed.Till now we have 41 varieties of species of medicinal plantsthat we collected and planted in the garden, these are thehandy work of the project team. The few important speciesare:A View of the Herbal Garden developed at NIRD-NERCS.No.Species NameS.No.Species Name1 Piper longum 13 Cymbopogon flexeosus2 Cymbopogon nardus 14 Andrographis paniculata.L3 Santalum album 15 Ocimum sanctum4 Ocimum gratissimum 16 Aloe barbadensis5 Piper mullesua 17 Kalanchoe pinnata6 Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) 18 Benth. ex Kurz7 Curcuma zedeoria 19 Tinospora cordifolia8 Asparagus racemosus 20 Azadirachta indica9 Catharanthus roseus 21 Paederia foetida / scandens10 Operculina turpethum 22 Euphorbia hirta L11 Solanum indicum Linn 23 Solanum torvum Sw12 Belamcanda chinensis DC 24 Oroxylum indicum (L.) Vent etc.LIBRARYThe NIRD-NERC Library has a rich collection of books,periodicals, bound journals, Government Reports,Research Project Reports, Statistical handbooks, guidelinesof RD schemes, demographics profiles and maps etc.Although the major theme of the library collection is aboutRural Development & Panchayati Raj, it also encompassessubjects like politics, history, women studies, informationtechnology, GIS, management studies, earth sciences, law,agriculture, forestry and environmental studies.Library StatisticsBooksNo. of books procured during 2006-2007: 94Total stock as on 31.03.2007: 10249PeriodicalsNo. of bound volumes of periodicals: 1248No. of periodicals procured through subscriptionduring 2006-2007: 30No. of Newspapers subscribed: 13No. of News Magazines: 1762 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


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ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERNIRD-EASTERNREGIONAL CENTRE (ERC),PATNAThe Eastern Regional Centre (ERC) of the Institute wasinaugurated at Patna on 11 October, 2008 to cater to thetraining needs on rural development issues of eastern partsof the country.The ERC, Patna has been imparting a number of trainingprogrammes in the field of rural development for benefitingthe Government functionaries and public representatives ofthe region. During the year, the Centre conducted 29 trainingprogrammes/ workshops on different topics.64 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERNIRD-JAIPURCENTRENational Institute of Rural Development Jaipur Centre,Chaupal Building near Railway Station, Jaipur wasinaugurated on 22 August, 2012. Since then it has beenimparting training to various stakeholders of RuralDevelopment and Panchayati Raj. The Institute hassuccessfully operationalised the Centre with facilities like 24double-bed air conditioned rooms, a dining hall and four largerooms of which one has been developed into a training hall.A total number of 20 training programmes were conductedat the NIRD Jaipur Centre during the financial year 2011-12.Trainings were conducted on various subjects like, variousaspects of MGNREGA, Application of GIS, watershed, WebTechnology and Web Design, Fisheries Development, MicroEntrepreneurship Development, PMGSY, IWMP, DistrictPlanning, Social Audit etc. Participants attending the trainingscame from various States like J&K, Haryana, MP, UP, Bihar,Jharkhand etc. who included Government officials,Representatives of NGOs and Elected Representatives ofPanchayati Raj Institutions.ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 65


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERADMINISTRATIONTraining, research and consultancy activities undertakenby the Institute are well supported by the Administrationwing of the Institute. In order to facilitate and providemore conducive environment for carrying out variousactivities, action was initiated to upscale and expand theexisting infrastructure facilities of the Institute.General CouncilManagement and general control of the Institute is vestedin the General Council presided by the Hon’ble UnionMinister for Rural Development, Government of India. Theconstitution of General Council is as follows:MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL, NIRD1. Shri Jairam RameshHon’ble Union Minister for Rural DevelopmentKrishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 0013. Shri S. Vijay Kumar, IASSecretary, Department of Rural DevelopmentMinistry of Rural Development, Krishi BhavanNew Delhi- 110 0015. Dr. P. SekharChairman & Managing DirectorMicro Infotech ParkEL-225, M.I.D.C. Electronic Zone, MahapeNavi Mumbai - 400 7097. Shri Rameshwar DudiZilla Pramukh & former M.P.C-41, Vaidhya Magharam ColonyBehind Kothari Hospital, Gajner RoadBikaner - 334 001. (Rajasthan)2. Hon’ble Union Minister of Statefor Rural DevelopmentKrishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 0014. Shri A.R.KhanPresident, Progressive Muslim Social Circle(PMSC Society) 2-Gha-4, Jawahar NagarJaipur - 302 0046. Shri B N Yugandhar, IAS (Retd.)Former Member of Planning Commission8-2-269/27A, Sagar SocietyRoad No.2, Banjara HillsHyderabad – 500 034 (A.P.)8. Dr. Yoginder K. AlaghChairmanInstitute of Rural ManagementPost Box No.60, ANAND - 388 001Gujarat66 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-129. Dr. Vijay ShankarVyas,396, Vasundhra VistarGopalpura Bypass, Tone RoadNear Bandari HospitalJaipur - 30201811. Shri Ajit Grewal3/11, Shanti Niketan2nd FloorNew Delhi - 110 02113. Prof. B. Alwyn PrakashAlwin Villa, BNRA - 164ABhagavathy NagarKowdiarThiruvananthapuram - 695 00315. Dr. DineshChief Executive, National Co-operativeUnion of India 3, Siri Institutional AreaAugust Kranti Marg (KhelGoan Marg)New Delhi - 110 00117. PresidentAssociation of Indian UniversitiesVice Chancellor, KavikulguruKalidas Sanskrit VishwavidyalayaPrashaskiya Bhavan, Mauda RoadRamtek - 441 106 (Maharashtra)19. Joint Secretary(Training) Ministry of Rural DevelopmentKrishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 00121. SecretaryDepartment of Agriculture, Ministry of AgricultureGovernment of IndiaKrishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 00123. Joint SecretaryDepartment of Personnel and TrainingRoom No.304, III Floor, Block IVOld JNU Campus, New Mehrauli RoadNew Delhi - 110 06710. Shri Anna HazareVillage & Post : Ralegan Siddhi, Taluk ParnerAhmednagar DistrictMaharashtra - 414 30212. Dr. Anil JoshiHimalayan Environmental Studies & ConservationOrganisation (HESCO) Village : ShuklapurP.O: Ambiwala, Via: Prem Nagar, DehradunUttarakhand, INDIA Pincode -24800114. Shri Shabd Swaroop AcharyaHonorary Professor (Former Chairman, CACPGovernment of India), 33, Shahi ComplexSector - 11 Udaipur - 313002(Rajasthan)16. ChairmanUniversity Grant Commission, UGC BuildingBahadur Shah Zafar MargNew Delhi - 110 00118. SecretaryDepartment of Drinking Water SupplyMinistry of Rural Development, Krishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 00120. Additional Secretary & Financial AdviserMinistry of Rural DevelopmentKrishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 00122. Joint SecretaryMinistry of Human Resource DevelopmentDepartment of EducationGovernment of India, Shastri BhavanNew Delhi - 110 00124. Advisor(Rural Development)Planning CommissionRoom No. 232, Yojana BhavanSansad MargNew Delhi - 110 001ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 67


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-1225. Principal SecretaryRural Development & P.R.DepartmentGovernment of Assam, DispurGuwahati - 781037 Assam27. SecretaryPanchayati Raj and Rural DevelopmentGovernment of West BengalZessop Building, 63, N.S.RoadKolkata - 700 00129. Principal SecretaryRural Development DepartmentGovernment of Bihar, Main SecretariatPatna - 800 01531. Shri Arjun MeghwalHon’ble Member of ParliamentLok Sabha,15, North AvenueNew Delhi – 110 00133. Vice-ChancellorIndira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)Maidan GarhiNew Delhi - 110 06735. Dr. S. S. P. SharmaProfessor & Head (CWLR) N.I.R.D.RajendranagarHyderabad - 500 03037. Dr(Mrs.) G.ValentinaAssistant Pofessor (CWD & GS) N.I.R.D.RajendranagarHyderabad - 500 03039. Dr. M. V. Rao, IASDirector GeneralN.I.R.D., RajendranagarHyderabad - 500 03026. Principal SecretaryRural Development DepartmentGovernment of KeralaThiruvananthapuram - 695001Kerala28. SecretaryRural Development &Panchayati RajGovernment of MaharashtraMantralayaMumbai - 400 03230. Shri Rajaiah SiricilaHon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)19, Meena BaghMaulana Azad RoadNew Delhi – 110 00332. Prof I. V. TrivediVice-ChancellorMohan Lal Sukhadia UniversityUdaipur- 313 001Rajasthan34. Dr. C. SwaminathanVice-ChancellorBharathiar UniversityCoimbatore. - 641 046(Tamil Nadu)36. Dr. P. Satish ChandraAssociate Professor( CIT& QT) N.I.R.D., RajendranagarHyderabad - 500 03038. Shri Arupjyoti SarmaAdministrative OfficerNIRD-NERCNH-37, NIRD Lane, JawaharnagarKhanaparaGuwahati - 781 022Special Invitee1. Shri S. M. Vijyanand, IASAdditional SecretaryMinistry of Rural DevelopmentGovernment of IndiaKrishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 01468 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Executive CouncilHon’ble Union Minister for Rural Development, Government of India is the Chairman of the Executive Council. Managementand Administration of the Institute is the responsibility of the Executive Council subject to general control exercised anddirections issued by the General Council. The constitution of the Executive Council is detailed below:MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, NIRD1. Shri Jairam RameshHon’ble Union Minister for Rural DevelopmentDepartment of Rural DevelopmentKrishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 0013. Shri S. Vijay Kumar, IASSecretary, Department of Rural DevelopmentMinistry of Rural DevelopmentKrishi BhavanNew Delhi- 110 0015. Joint Secretary (Training)Department of Rural DevelopmentMinistry of Rural DevelopmentKrishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 0017. Dr. Yoginder K.AlaghChairmanInstitute of Rural ManagementPost Box No.60Anand - 388 001GUJARAT9. Shri Shabd Swaroop AcharyaHonorary Professor (Former ChairmanCACP, Government of India) 33Shahi Complex, Sector- 11Udaipur - 313 002.(Rajasthan)11. Dr. Anil JoshiHimalayan EnvironmentalStudies &Conservation Organisation (HESCO)Village :Shuklapur. P.O.: AmbiwalaVia: Prem Nagar, DehradunUttarakhand, INDIA - PIN : 248 0012. Dr. M. V. Rao, IASDirector GeneralN.I.R.D., RajendranagarHyderabad - 500 0304. SecretaryDepartment of Drinking Water SupplyRoom No.247, “A” WingNirman BhavanNew Delhi - 110 0016. Additional Secretary & Financial AdvisorMinistry of Rural DevelopmentKrishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 0018. Prof. B. Alwyn PrakashAlwin Villa, NBRA - 164 ABhagavathynagarKOWDIARThiruvananthapuram - 695 00310. Prof. I. V. TrivediVice-ChancellorMohan Lal Sukhadia UniversityUdaipur - 313 001Rajasthan, India12. Joint Secretary (Training)Department of Personnel and Training3rd Floor, Block - IV Old JNU CampusNew Mehrauli RoadNew Delhi - 110 067ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 69


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-1213. SecretaryDepartment of Panchayati RajMinistry of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of IndiaKrishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 0012. Principal SecretaryRural Development”L” Block, VIII FloorGovernment of Andhra PradeshSecretariatHyderabadSpecial Invitees1. Shri S. M. Vijyanand, IASAdditional SecretaryMinistry of Rural DevelopmentGovernment of IndiaKrishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 0143. Managing DirectorNational Bank for Agriculture andRural Development (NABARD)Flat No. C-24, G-BlockBandra Kurla Complex P.B.No.8121BANDRA (East), Mumbai - 400 051Academic CommitteeAcademic Committee under the Chairmanship of the Director General is managing all matters pertaining to researchand training in the Institute. The committee finalises Annual Calendar for training programmes and research activitiesof the Institute. The constitution of the Academic Committee is as follows:MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMIC COMMITTEE, NIRD1. Dr. M. V. Rao, IASDirector GeneralN.I.R.D., RajendranagarHyderabad - 500 0303. Shri Shabd Swaroop AcharyaHonorary Professor(Former Chairman, CACP, Government of India)33, Shahi Complex, Sector- 11Udaipur - 313 002. (Rajasthan)5. Financial AdviserN.I.R.D., RajendranagarHyderabad – 307. Advisor (Evaluation)Planning CommissionYojana Bhavan, Sansad MargNew Delhi-110 0012. Joint Secretary (Training)Department of Rural DevelopmentMinistry of Rural DevelopmentKrishi BhavanNew Delhi - 110 0014. Prof. B. Alwyn PrakashAlwin Villa, NBRA - 164 ABhagavathynagarKOWDIARThiruvananthapuram -695 0036. Advisor (RD)Planning CommissionRoom No.32, Yojana BhavanSansad MargNew Delhi – 110 0018. DirectorCentre for Women’s Development Studies25, Bhai Vir Singh Marg (Gole Market)New Delhi – 110 00170 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-129. DirectorXavier Labour Relations InstitutePost Box 222, C.H. Area (East)Jamshedpur – 831 03511. DirectorVaikunth MehtaNational Institute of Cooperation ManagementUniversity RoadPune13. Director GeneralJ & K Institute of ManagementPublic Administration & RD (IMPA)Regional Centre, Vikas BhavanRail Head ComplexJammu (Tawi) – 180 00410. DirectorMYRADA, No.2, Service RoadDomlur LayoutBangalore – 56007112. DirectorState Institute of Rural DevelopmentKancheepuram DistrictMaraimalainagar – 603 209Tamil Nadu14. DirectorState Institute of Rural DevelopmentBelow Civil SecretariatThizama Road, Kohima – 797 004Nagaland15. DirectorGPRS & Gramin Vikas Sansthan (SIRD)Jawaharlal Nehru MargJaipur – 302 004. RajasthanNIRD FACULTY AND OFFICERS AS ON 31.03.2012(CAS & DM)Centre for Agrarian Studies and Disaster MitigationDr. K. Suman Chandra, Professor & HeadDr. P. K. Nath, Assistant ProfessorDr. V. Suresh Babu, Assistant Professor(CESD)Centre for Equity and Social DevelopmentDr. R. R. Prasad, Professor & HeadDr. V. Annamalai, Associate ProfessorDr. T. Vijaya Kumar, Assistant ProfessorDr (Mrs). N. V. Madhuri, Assistant Professor(CWD&GS)Centre for Women Development and Gender StudiesDr. C. S. Singhal, Professor & HeadDr. Sreedhar Seetharaman, Assistant Professor (Sr.Scale)(C-GARD)Centre for Geoinformatic Applications in RuralDevelopmentDr. V. Madhava Rao, Professor & HeadDr. R. R. Hermon, Associate ProfessorDr. P. Keshava Rao, Assistant Professor(CHRD)Centre for Human Resource DevelopmentDr. (Mrs.) Gyanmudra, Associate Professor & HeadDr. (Mrs.) M. Sarumathy, Assistant Professor (Sr.Scale)Dr. B. Uday Kumar Reddy, Assistant Professor(CIT & QT)Centre for Information Technology & QuantitativeTechniquesDr. P. Satish Chandra, Associate Professor & HeadShri Dhiraj Barpujary, Assistant ProfessorShri P. P. Bhattacharjee, Assistant ProfessorShri G. V. Satyanarayana, Assistant ProfessorShri D. S. R. Murthy, Assistant ProfessorANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 71


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12(CMRD)Centre for Media and Rural DocumentationDr. K.P. Kumaran, Professor & HeadDr. Anil Takalkar, Associate ProfessorDr. (Mrs.) K. Papamma, Assistant DirectorDr. (Mrs.) Vasanthi Rajendran, Assistant Director (on lien)Dr. (Mrs.) T. Rama Devi, Documentation OfficerDr. (Mrs.) M. Padmaja, Senior Librarian(CPGS)Centre for Post Graduate StudiesDr. P. Durga Prasad, Professor & HeadDr. G. V. K. Lohi Das, Assistant ProfessorDr. (Mrs.) Kanaka Durga, Assistant ProfessorDr. A. Debapriya, Assistant Professor(CPME)Centre for Planning, Monitoring and EvaluationDr. B. Chakravarthy, Professor & HeadDr. Shankar Chatterjee, Associate ProfessorDr. G. V. Raju, Associate ProfessorDr. P. C. Sikligar, Associate ProfessorDr. R. Chinnadurai, Assistant ProfessorDr. T. Brahmanandam, Assistant Professor(CPR)Centre for Panchayati RajDr. (Mrs.) K. Jayalakshmi, Associate ProfessorDr. Y. Bhaskara Rao, Associate Professor(CRC & DB)Centre for Rural Credit and Development BankingDr. B. K. Swain, Professor & Head(CRI)Centre for Rural InfrastructureDr. S. Venkatadri, Professor & HeadDr. P. Sivaram, Associate ProfessorDr. Y. Gangi Reddy, Associate ProfessorDr. R. Murugesan, Associate ProfessorDr. S. N. Rao, Assistant Professor (Sr. Scale)(CSERE)Centre for Self-Employment and Rural EnterprisesDr. P. Purushotham, Professor & HeadDr. T. G. Ramaiah, Assistant Professor (Sr. Scale)(CWEPA)Centre for Wage Employment and Poverty AlleviationDr. K. Hanumantha Rao, Advisor & HeadDr. G. Rajanikanth, Associate ProfessorDr. (Mrs.) C. Dheeraja, Assistant Professor(CWLR)Centre for Water and Land ResourcesDr. S. S. P. Sharma, Professor & HeadDr. U. Hemantha Kumar Ummiti, Assistant ProfessorDr (Mrs). Ch. Radhika Rani, Assistant Professor(RTD)Research & Training DivisionDr. Dayanand Bidari, Professor & HeadDr. R. P. Achari, Associate ProfessorShri P. Janardhan Rao, Programme OfficerSenior FellowDr. JACS Rao(RTP)Rural Technology ParkDr. JACS Rao, Project DirectorDr. G. Valentina, Assistant Professor(DEC)Distance Education CellDr. S. M. Ilyas, Project DirectorGENERAL ADMINISTRATIONDr. M. V. Rao, IAS, Director GeneralAdministrationShri Dharmendra Kumar, Assistant RegistrarShri N. M. Naik, Assistant Registrar i/cSmt. P. Dhanalakshmi, Section OfficerShri K. S. Venkata Ramana, Section OfficerShri C. Ramaswamy, Section OfficerShri S. Satyanarayana, Section OfficerShri K. C. Behera, Public Relations Officer72 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Smt. E. M. Vijay, SPS to DGShri Asrarul Haque, Hostel ManagerAccountsShri K. Janardhana Rao, AFA & PAO i/cShri G. V. Sridhar Goud, Accounts OfficerShri Ramachandran, Accounts OfficerShri K. R. R. V. S. Sharma, Senior AccountantHealth CentreDr. (Mrs.) Sarah Mathew, Lady Medical Officer & SMO i/cHindi SectionSmt. Anita Pandey, Assistant Director (OL)Shri E. Ramesh, Senior Hindi TranslatorMaintenance UnitShri P. V. Dayanand, Executive EngineerShri B. V. Hiremath, Garden SuperintendentNIRD-NORTH EASTERN REGIONAL CENTRE,GUWAHATI, ASSAMDr. Binay Singh, DirectorDr. S. K. Dutta, Associate ProfessorDr. Kanak Haloi, Associate ProfessorShri Arup Jyothi Sarma, Administrative OfficerShri B. N. Sarma, Accounts OfficerNIRD-EASTERN REGIONAL CENTRE, PATNA, BIHARDr. Binay Singh, Director (NERC) & In-charge ERCDr. E. V. Prakash Rao, Assistant Professor (Sr.Scale)NIRD JAIPUR CENTRE, JAIPUR, RAJASTHANShri Vijay Kumar Chowdhary, Officer on Special DutyDr. Harish Kumar Solanki, Assistant ProfessorGeneral AdministrationDirector General, as Principal Executive Officer of theInstitute is responsible for administration of the Institute andexercises powers under the direction and guidance of theExecutive Council. Director General is assisted by the DeputyDirector General, Financial Advisor and Registrar and Director(Administration).Administration of the Institute mainly includes coordination,conduct of statutory meetings, establishment and personnelmanagement, management of Guest Houses, Security,Campus support services, Health services and welfare of theemployees. It facilitates the research, training andconsultancy activities in the Institute by providing necessaryinfrastructure and managerial support for smooth conductof the programmes.Statutory MeetingsDetails of Statutory Meeting held during the year 2011-12Meeting Date VenueGeneral Council 11-06-2011 NIRD, HyderabadANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 73


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Academic StaffStaff: Category – wise details of the staff (including NIRD-NERC, Guwahati) are as follows1 2 3 4 5 6 7Category SC ST Others Total Ex-Servicemen Women(2+3+4)Group – A 10 2 35 47 - 8Group – B - - 11 11 - -Total 10 2 46 58 - 8Non-Academic Staff1 2 3 4 5 6 7Category SC ST Others Total Ex-Servicemen Women(2+3+4)Group – A 01 - 06 07 - 03Group – B 11 01 26 38 - 11Group – C 22 04 104 130 05 27Group – D 47 09 54 110 03 16Total 81 14 190 285 08 57Staff WelfareAs in the past, the Institute continued its support andassistance to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan located in its campusas a part of its welfare activities. During the year underreview, a large number of children of NIRD employeesavailed of school facilities. The Institute has been providingnecessary support to the School for upscaling itsinfrastructure facilities and also extended financial supportto the tune of `.9.33,362 to the School.The Institute continued to encourage voluntary efforts inwelfare activities by sanctioning grants from theBenevolent Fund for activities undertaken by NIRD Sportsand Recreation Club, Mahila Mandali, and others. TheInstitute is also providing support for running NIRD Crècheon the campus for the benefit of the staff members of theInstitute. The NIRD Canteen management was entrustedto a self-help group. The details of grants sanctioned aswelfare measure during the year are as follows:S.No. Funded forAmount (`)1 NIRD Sports and Recreation Club 69,100.002 NIRD Staff Canteen 1,18,274.003 NIRD BVBV School 9,33,362.004 Karate Coach for campus children/Participants 53,800.005 NIRD Creche 62,735.006 Assistance to distressed families ofdeceased staff 50,000.00TOTAL 12,87,271.00All Group “C” employees were given other benefits likerefundable loan for marriage of their children and also forhigher studies of their children, etc, at very low rate ofinterest from the Benevolent Fund of the Institute.Infrastructure FacilitiesThe Institute is situated in an area of 174.21 acres (approx.)with infrastructural facilities like faculty buildings,74 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12administrative buildings, well equipped library, three A/Cguest houses with 164 guest rooms, twelve conferencehalls with modern audio-visual aids, auditorium withseating capacity of 357 persons, community hall, healthcentre, a modern sports complex with gymnasium andswimming pool, 219 residential quarters, staff canteen,creche, mahila mandali, youth club, yoga centre and otherfacilities. NIRD auditorium was renovated and upgradedwith additional seating capacity and modern audio-visualfacility and was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Union Ministerfor Rural Development. Construction work for new Aravalihostel block having capacity of 60 rooms including two bigdining halls have been nearly completed and this facilitywill be ready in the next financial year as an additionalfacility. Existing facility of NIRD Health Centre wasupgraded and refurbished during the period.IT InfrastructureThe Institute is well equipped with IT infrastructure withmore than 400 computers connected to LAN environmentfor online access of information by users. About 800 nodesare networked via structured cabling under FIBER OPTICbackbone and WiFi connected with dedicated servers andswitches. The Institute has ITMT Unit under CMU forupkeep and maintenance of IT infrastructure and NIRDwebsite.lines with a bandwidth of 384 Kbps to have live interactionwith remote sites.Computer LabThe Institute has a well-equipped Computer Lab with 35computers with latest configuration. The lab is exclusivelymeant to provide instant instructions from trainer-totraineewhile class is on. The trainees can have access to aparticular type of software when session is in progress.NIRD Celebrates International Women’sDayNIRD celebrated International Women's Day and aprogramme was organised at NIRD Auditorium. Dr. M.V.Rao, Director General , NIRD felicitated Ms. NileemaMishra, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee of 2011, Ms. SukhadaKhisti, Executive Director of Bhagini Nivedita Gramin VigyanNiketan, Jalgaon, and Dr. Rama Melkote, General Secretary,Anveshi an NGO, for their exemplary service. Later theyshared their experience on this occasion. The programmewas attended by all the NIRD faculty and staff members.Dr. Rao in his address shared his successful experience ofworking with women self-help groups for creation ofsanitation and livelihood opportunities in MidnaporeDistrict of West Bengal and spoke about several challengeswomen are facing related to child marriage, human rightsviolation, malnutrition, high mortality rate due to noninstitutionaldelivery which need to be looked into forwomen empowerment.Video-ConferencingThe Institute, keeping in pace with the new trends, hasestablished Video Conferencing Facility (VCF) providingtwo-way video and one-way audio based on three ISDNMs. Nileema Mishra and Ms. Sukhda Khisti shared theirexperiences of working with poor women and how theycould instill self-confidence in them by organisation andlinking with skill development and provision ofinfrastructure development. Dr. Rama Melkote dwelt uponANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 75


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12the theme "Empower Rural Women - End Hunger andPoverty ", and highlighted the need for policy interventionto tackle the problem of malnutrition and hunger.Progressive Use of Hindi – 2011-12In the year 2011-12 the performance of the Institute in thefield of Official Language Implementation has beennoteworthy. In accordance with the guidelines, providedfrom time to time, the Official Language Policy has beenimplemented in toto. The details of the Official LanguageImplementation in the Institute are as follows:Compliance of Section 3 (3) of O.L. Act1. Official documents and reports were prepared inBilingual form. Further, all Name Boards, Sign Boards,Forms and Name of the Institute, faculty officials,section etc., are in Bilingual (Hindi and English)Propagation of Hindi and Translation2. Use of Hindi in research activities was also enhancedduring the review year. Translation of "Questionnaires"of schedules and training evaluation forms in Hindiwas done to enhance use of Hindi in official translation.Besides this, course materials were also translated intoHindi versions for faculties of NIRD. Integratedtraining modules, Rural Development and PanchayatiRaj flagship programmes were also translated intoHindi.i) NIRD Samachar Patra - 12 Issuesii) Annual Report 2010-11iii) Annual Accounts 2010-11iv) Grameen Vikas Sameeksha (Bi-Annual)v) Training Calendar 2010-2011vi) NIRD ProfileHindi Fortnight / Hindi Day CelebrationIn pursuance of celebration of Hindi Fortnight duringSeptember 12 to September 26, 2011, six HindiCompetitions like Essay Writing, Hindi Antakshari, HindiElocution, Hindi Sulekh and Dictation in Hindi wereconducted for the staff and separate Hindi competitionswere conducted for NIRD BVBV school children andPGDRDM students. All the competitions received goodparticipation and in all 124 members participated in thesecompetitions. On the concluding day, Hindi Diwas wascelebrated on 26 September, 2011 and prizes weredistributed to the winners by Dr. M.V. Rao, Director General,NIRD.Hindi Workshops3. In order to propagate Hindi and improve Hindi skills, aworkshop was conducted during the year 2011-12 inwhich functional Hindi, Official Language Policy ofGovernment of India, Applied Grammar were taught.A total of 35 members participated in the programmeand acquired skills thereof.4. During the year under reference, four quarterlyprogress reports of Hindi were prepared and sent toMinistry of Rural Development, New Delhi, RegionalImplementation Office, Benguluru.Hindi PublicationsThe following publications and other documents weretranslated during the year under reference:Organisation of 46th Tolic - Hyderabad -Secunderabad MeetingThe 46th Meeting of Town Official LanguageImplementation Committee, Hyderabad - Secunderabadwas held on 28 November, 2011 for second time at NIRD,Hyderabad in which 117 Rajbhasha Officials, Executives andHeads of the Departments attended. Shri Ajay KumarSrivastava, Deputy Director (Imp), Ministry of Home Affairs,Government of India, Benguluru, provided informationpertaining to filling of TOLIC proforma, procedure ofselection, the officers who are performing better in Hindifor TOLIC shield and review of proforma forwarding forthe shield. Besides this, Smt. Koushalya, Asst. Director76 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12(incharge), Hindi Teaching Scheme has provided usefulinformation relating to training of Prabodh, Praveen andPragya, Hindi Typing and Stenography and also variousschemes organised by the Government of India. Smt. AnitaPandey, Asst. Director (OL), Member Secretary, TOLIC haspresented the report of the TOLIC. In recognition of thebest performance in implementation of Hindi, six TOLICMember Offices were awarded the Rajbhasha Sheild byDr. M.V. Rao, Director General, NIRD and Chairman TOLIC.Shri Amlan Tripathi, Income Tax Addl. Commissioner,Smt. Mariamma Thomas, Director Indian Postal Department,Dr. J.V. Patil, Director, Sorgham, Shri Vipin Kumar Gupta,Dy. Director General, Indian Statistical Survice andLeiuftnent Colonel Shri A. Srinivasan, Defence Accountswere also present on the occasion.Inspection of Hindi Work of Institute(a) The Dy. Director (OL) Regional Implementation Office,Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India,Benguluru has inspected the progressive use of Hindiin the Institute in October, 2011 and submitted thereport.(b) On 30-31 January, 2012, an Inspection team comprisingJoint Director (OL) and Asst. Director (OL) from Ministryof Rural Development, New Delhi visited NIRD andinspected the progressive use of Hindi in the Institute.Learn a Hindi Word Every Day Scheme"Learn a Hindi Word Everyday" is being implemented inthe Institute to enhance the working knowledge of Hindiamong officers/ employees of the Institute.Simultaneously, Hindi quotations were also displayed tocreate interest on Hindi among officers and employees ofthe Institute.Faculty DevelopmentFaculty and non-faculty members of the Institute are beingregularly deputed to various seminars, conferences,workshops and training programmes in India and abroad asa part of faculty development and enrichment process. Thedetails of faculty and non-faculty participation in variousprogrammes during the year 2011-12 are given below:International (Academic)S.No.Name of Faculty and DesignationName of the Seminar / Conference / Training Programme12.3.4.Dr. N. V. MadhuriAssistant Professor ((CESD)Dr. (Mrs.) K. JayalakshmiProfessor (CPR)Dr. (Mrs.) GyanmudraHead (CHRD)Dr. P.C. SikligarAssociate Professor (RTD)Participated in the International Workshop on “The Roleof Women Leaders in Empowering Rural Women in theContext of Rights and Development Issues in Afro-AsianRegion” during 20-25 April, 2011 at Omdurman, Sudan.Participated in the International Conference on “In searchof Better Governance: Challenges and Prospects” on 29 &30 June, 2011 at Kathmandu, Nepal.Participated in the International Conference on “EuropeanCongress of Psychology” during 4-8 July, 2011 at Istanbul,Turkey.Participated in the 45 th Annual Planning Conference (2011-12) of Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD)on 20 & 21 July, 2011 at Comilla, Bangladesh.ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 77


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12International (Academic)S.No.Name of Faculty and DesignationName of the Seminar / Conference / Training Programme5.6.7.8.9.10.11.Shri Dhiraj BarpujaryAssistant Professor (Systems)(CITQT)Dr. K. HaloiAssistant Professor (NERC)Dr. G. Venkata RajuAssociate Professor (CPME)Dr. K.P. KumaranProfessor & Head (CMRD)Dr. P. SivaRamAssociate Professor (CRI)Dr. P. Kesava RaoAssistant Professor (C-GARD)Dr. V. Suresh BabuAssistant Professor (CAS&DM)Dr. G. RajanikanthAssociate Professor (CWEPA)Dr. SN RaoAssistant Professor (CRI)Dr. Krishna Lohi DasAssistant Professor (CPGS)Shri JACS Rao, IFSSr. Fellow/ Project Director (RTP)Dr. SK DuttaAssociate ProfessorNIRD-NERCParticipated in the International Training Course on“Website Design and Management Workshop forAgriculture & Rural Development Programmes” during 12-30 September, 2012 at ARMTI, Ilorin, Nigeria.Participated in the programme on “Global SocialEnterprises Programme” during 17-24 September, 2011 atNew Haven, USA.Participated in the International Training Course on “FishCulture and Development” from 1-10-2011 to 15-12-2011at Dokki, Egypt.Participated in the “The Disabled People’s InternationalWorld Assembly” during 10-13 October, 2011 at Durban,South Africa.Participated in “Exposure visit of best practicing villages inSri Lanka” during 11-18, December, 2011” coordinated byHARTI, Sri Lanka.Participated in the 3 rd International Conference on“Medicinal Plants & Herbal Products” during 19-21,December, 2011.at Colombo, Sri Lanka.Participated in the Advanced Management Programme on“Understanding China : Business and Culture” from 08-01-2012 to 17-01-2012 at Ocean University, Qingdao, China.Visited International Institute of Rural Reconstruction(IIRR), Philippines during 18-22 January, 2012.78 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12National (Academic)1.Dr. TG RamaiahAssistant Professor (Sr.Scale)CSEREParticipated in the National Seminar on “Gender, Societyand Development: Strategies for better future” on 27 and28 September, 2011 at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati,AP.2.3.4.Shri JACS Rao, IFSSr. Fellow & PD, RTPDr. Ch. Radhika Rani,Asst. Professor, CWLRDr. GV Krishna Lohi DasAssistant Professor, CPGSParticipated in the Third Global Innovation ConferenceDemocratizing innovation : A Game Changer for inclusivegrowth on 22 & 23 November, 2011 at the Taj Mahal Palace,Mumbai.Participated in the 25 th National Conference on“Agricultural Marketing” during 22-24 November, 2011 atNAARM, Hyderabad.Participated in the 3-days Training of Trainers ProgrammeBlended Learning in “Global Campus (GC-21)” onlineplatform during 5-7, December, 2011 at NIDM, New Delhi.Non-Academic1.Shri Ch. SuryanarayanaSteno Gr. IISmt. CH. Bharati, Steno Gr. IIParticipated in the three days Residential Programme onDevelopment Programme for Secretarial Employees during24-26 August, 2011.2.3.Dr. Sarah MathewLady Medical OfficerSmt. Saly GeorgeStaff NurseDr. Sarah MathewLady Medical OfficerParticipated in the Workshop on “Critical CareManagement” conducted by Apollo Hospitals,Secunderabad on 26-11-2011.Participated in the “International Congress on EmergencyMedical Service Systems – EMS 2012” during 9-11 February,2012 at AIIMS, New Delhi.Faculty PublicationsThe following are the details of papers and publications of faculty members :Centre for Human Resource DevelopmentDr GyanmudraPaper on ‘Women Entrepreneurship: An Analysis of Social and Psychological Dimensions” at InternationalConference of European Congress on Psychology at Istanbul, Turkey during 04-08, July 2011.RD/PR Flagship Programmes: Integrated Training Modules, National Institute of Rural Development Publications,Hyderabad, 2011 (Module in English and Hindi )ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 79


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Dr M SarumathyA chapter on “Corruption and Good Governance” in V N Vishwanathan (edt) Corruption and Human Rights , AlliedPublisher, New Delhi . (ISBN.No: 978-81-8424-751-0)Centre for Water and Land ResourcesU. Hemantha Kumar, “Dynamics of Participatory Watershed Management: A Case Study of Chittoor DistrictWatershed in Andhra Pradesh”, anvesak, Vol.41, No. 2, July-December, 2011.U. H. Kumar and SSP. Sharma, “Land and Water Use Practices for Sustainable Livelihood of Smallholders’ inClimate Change Perspective”, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 66, No.3 (Conference Number), July–September, 2011.U. H. Kumar and SSP. Sharma, “Land and Water Use Practices for Sustainable Livelihood of Smallholders’Perspective”, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 44, No.2, 2012.“Policy intervention for Poverty Alleviation: A Case of SGRY in Orissa” Paper published in a Book Titled PovertyChallenges in India (ed., ) by Dr. Shyam Sunder PD Sharma (2011), Serial Publications, New Delhi.S S P Sharma (2011) Poverty Challenges in India, (Ed), Serial Publication, New Delhi.S S P Sharma (2012) Performance and Factors Influencing the Impact of Watershed Development Programme inRajasthan, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 67, No 1.Dr. Ch. Radhika Rani, M. Vanaja, Santosh K Bali, “Climate Change and Rainfed Agriculture: Rural DevelopmentPerspectives”, Journal of Rural Development, Vol.30, No. 4., October – December, 2011.Centre for Geomatics Application for Rural DevelopmentDr V Madhava Rao Development of parcel based Land Information System – A Case of Ralegaon Siddhi, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra,Proceedings of Geo-informatics for Good Governance (13-14 Sept. 11) pp: 27-28Monitoring of Environment change using Geo-informatics Technology- A Case study of Attapadi Block, Waynaddistrict, Kerala, India, International Journal of Earth Sciences & Engineering, ISSN 0974-5904 Volume 04 No 08 Spl,Pp:71-81, 2012Monitoring of temporal changes in the Mangroves of Kakinada Coast using Geo-informatics Technology, Proceedingsof National Conference on Integrated Coastal Zone Management, ICZM-12 (24-25, Feb 2012) pp: 65Impact assessment using Multispectral Remote Sensing Data, Proceedings of International Conference onGeospatial Technologies and Applications Geomatrix-12, (26-29, Feb 2012) pp: 451 – 455Monitoring of Environment Change using Geo-informatics Technology, International Journal of Life SciencesBiotechnology and Pharma Research, ISSN 2250 – 3137 , Vol. I, No. 2, 2012Dr RR HermonDevelopment of Parcel Based Land Information System: Geoinforamtics based Village Information System – ACase Study of Ralegoan Siddhi, Ahmednagar, District, Maharashtra, Pg 27; Abstract Volume Geomatics for GoodGovernance (G-Governance – 2011) 13-14 Sept, 2011Monitoring of Temporal Changes in the Mangroves Ecosystem of Kakinada Coast using Geoinformatics Technology,National Conference on Integrated Coastal Zone Management. Page- 65 (24-25 Reb, 2012)80 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12Dr P Kesava RaoMonitoring of temporal changes in the Mangroves of Kakinada Coast using Geo-informatics Technology,Proceedings of National Conference on Integrated Coastal Zone Management ICZM-12 (24-25, Feb 2012) pp: 65Impact assessment using Multispectral Remote Sensing Data, Proceedings of International Conference onGeospatial Technologies and Applications Geomatrix-12(26-29, Feb 2012) pp: 451 – 455Monitoring of Environment Change using Geo-informatics Technology, International Journal of Life SciencesBiotechnology and Pharma Research ISSN 2250 – 3137 Vol. I, No. 2, 2012Study on Najarjunasagar to Somasila link canal Alignment and its impact on Environment using IRS-P6, AWiFSdata, The Journal of Indian Geophysical Union Vo.15, No.2; Pp:113-124, 2012ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 81


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERFINANCE ANDACCOUNTSFinance and Accounts Section ensures the maintenance andupkeep of Institute’s accounts as per prescribed norms. Thefunctions of the Finance and Accounts division of the Instituteinter alia, include Budgeting, Drawal of Funds, Accounting,Classification of Receipts & Payments. Preparation &Compilation of Annual Accounts, Submission of AuditedAnnual Accounts to the Ministry in addition to renderingfinancial advice on various matters relating to administration/ training / projects for decision making by the Institute’smanagement.The Institute received `.8100.00 lakh under Plan and`.1937.00 lakh under Non-Plan.The expenditure was `.3873.81 lakh under Plan (General)and `.1607.74 lakh under Non-Plan.The Institute received `. 76.46 lakh towards ConsultancyProjects during the year.(a) General Fund : The Institute is fully funded by theGovernment of India, which releaseS funds under Plan andNon-Plan with reference to the Budget approved by theExecutive Council of the Institute. During the year theMinistry of Rural Development allocated a sum of `.3800.00lakh under Plan (General), `.4300.00 under Plan (Capital) and`.1937.00 lakh under Non-Plan as grant in aid. The Institutealso earned receipts of `.1426.94 lakh towards rent ofbuildings, sale of publications, subscription to journals, staffbus charges, fee from training progammes, accrued intereston investments, venue programmes, misc. receipts, etc.Against these budget allocations, the Institute spent a sumof `. 3873.81 lakh under Plan (General) and `. 1607.74 lakhunder Non-Plan. The expenditure under Plan comprises allamounts utilised, mainly salaries of faculty, TA, organisingvarious training programmes, Outreach Programmes,conducting research studies including Action Research,administrative and establishment expenses, publications,RTP, PGDRDM, PGDSRD, creation of Late S R Sankaran Chairon Rural Labour, improvement of infrastructural facilities,acquisition of office equipment, computers, audio – visualequipment, furniture and fitting etc. library books, journals,expenses of Health Centre, etc.The expenditure under Non-Plan consists mainly of salariesof the non-faculty officers & staff and support services,pension to the retired employees, administrative andestablishment expenses, Leave Salary & PensionContribution, Management contribution on CPF, contingentand maintenance expenditure, etc.(b) Consultancy Fund : This fund deals with the consultancyfee receipts from various agencies / organisations andexpenditure incurred therefrom.The receipts of this fund during the year was `. 76.46 lakhand the expenditure was `.142.71 lakh which includesexpenditure on carry forward projects from the previous year.The balance in the fund as on 31.3.2012 was `.492.76 lakh.(c) Development Fund : The Development Fund is mainlyraised from the savings in the consultancy fee and the interestearned on the investments made out of the savings of theconsultancy fee.The fund is utilised for improvement of Infrastructuralfacilities etc. During the year, an amount of `.49.16 lakh82 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12was credited and an expenditure of `.1.63 lakh was incurredon Cable TV charges and subsidy for NIRD campus staff. Thebalance in the fund as on 31.3.2012 was `.422.23 lakh.(d) Benevolent Fund : The fund is mainly constituted fromthe savings in the consultancy fees, interest income frominvestments out of the savings of the consultancy fee andcontributions from the employees of the Institute. The fundis utilised to meet the expenditure on welfare activities,financial assistance to employees etc. During the year anamount of `.27.33 lakh was credited to the fund againstwhich the expenditure was `. 1.61 lakh. The balance in thefund as on 31.3.2012 was `.266.79 lakh.(e) Building Fund : The fund is utilised to meet theexpenditure on creation of infrastructure, major renovations,etc. During the year an amount of `.148.94 lakh was creditedto the fund against which the expenditure on depreciationwas `. 77.33 lakh. Also `.1634.00 lakh was transferred fromGeneral A/c to Building Fund Corpus against which theexpenditure on construction works was `.418.27 lakh. Thebalance in the fund as on 31.3.2012 was `.2800.93 lakh.(f) Provident Fund : The fund is mainly constituted from GPF,CPF, and NPS contributions of the employees of the Institute.The Fund accounts for the contributions, interest credit,advances, withdrawals and balance of the PF of theemployees. During the year an amount of `.110.88 lakh wascredited to the fund against which the expenditure was`.78.23 lakh. The balance in the fund as on 31.3.2012 was`.1211.79 lakh.(g) NIRD Corpus Fund : The fund is mainly constituted fromthe savings in the consultancy fees, sponsored projects ingeneral a/c, interest income from investments in generala/c and accumulated misc. receipts in general a/c. The fundis utilised to meet the expenditure on welfare activities,development works etc. During the year an amount of`.268.55 lakh was credited to the fund against which theexpenditure was `. 0.68 lakh. The balance in the fund as on31.3.2012 was `.2947.75 lakh.(h) NIRD Medical Corpus Fund : The fund is mainlyconstituted from the subscription of retired pensioners /family pensioners, subscription from serving employees. Thefund is utilised to meet the expenditure on medical facilitiesto retired pensioners / family pensioners who have enrolledto the scheme. During the year an amount of `.12.87 lakhwas credited to the fund against which the expenditure was`. 1.11 lakh. The balance in the fund as on 31.3.2012 was`.20.27 lakh.The Institute continued to encourage voluntary effort inwelfare activities by sanctioning grants from various fundsof the Institute for running NIRD crèche on the campus forthe benefit of the staff members of the Institute and also foractivities by the Sports and Recreation Club, Mahila Mandali,etc. The details of the grants sanctioned are as follows:S.No. Funded for Amount1. NIRD Sports and Recreation Club 69,100.002. NIRD Staff Canteen 1,18,274.003. NIRD BVBV School 9,33,362.004. Karate Coach for CampusChildren/ Participants 53,800.005. NIRD Creche 62,735.006 Assistance to distressed familiesof deceased staff 50,000.00TOTAL 12,87,271.00ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 83


ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12CHAPTERIMPLEMENTATION OF RIGHTTO INFORMATION ACT, 2005The Institute has taken steps to implement the provisions ofRight to Information Act, 2005 for providing information tocitizens of the country keeping in view of the spirit of RTIAct. NIRD website provides details of mandatory disclosuresas provided under RTI Act, 2005. The Institute has designatedAppellate Authority, Public Information Officer and twoAssistant Public Information Officers for providinginformation sought by the RTI applicants and their namesare also displayed at NIRD website. The Institute also has aseparate Appellate Authority and Public Information Officerfor its North-Eastern Regional Centre (NERC) at Guwahati.All the RTI applications and appeals received during the yearunder reference were disposed of as per procedures andinformation were provided to RTI applicants. The Institutealso submitted mandatory online quarterly returns as perprocedure.84 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


PARTICIPANTS ATTENDED NIRD PROGRAMMES DURING THE YEAR 2011-12Annexure-IMonth Govt.OfficialsFinancialInstitutionsZPCs/PRIsNGOs/CBOs/SHGsNatl/ StateInstts forRes.& Trg.Univ/CollegesInternational Others(Individuals)Total Women No. of Prg.ConductedNo. of Trg.DaysNo. of Trg.Person Days1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14a) HyderabadApril 353 41 1 22 1 2 176 596 137 14 60 2568May 783 7 21 102 32 4 76 1025 296 28 119 4173June 476 30 17 98 4 3 22 12 662 130 22 155 3837July 892 32 25 92 0 30 22 177 1270 157 33 204 6085August 312 29 9 43 14 12 47 44 510 127 17 108 3031September 890 21 42 118 1 87 53 1212 179 34 200 6460October 301 61 82 29 13 44 20 550 89 19 141 3361November 415 25 237 131 3 65 46 922 134 28 171 5118December 232 74 38 27 2 37 78 488 118 18 94 2334January 731 23 31 40 43 1 65 76 1010 156 27 180 5696February 440 147 123 78 1 75 39 903 261 29 219 5883March 172 41 36 29 1 37 99 415 25 18 100 2025Total 5997 269 645 925 260 70 501 896 9563 1921 287 538 16663ToT II onSGSYToT III 1634 1417 8049 11100 5550 477 2385 55500on SGSYIAY 1757 257 307 12 2333 378 69 414 13998PMGSY 200 100 25 325 30 10 60 1625Total 9588 269 2419 9306 260 70 501 908 23321 7879 843 3397 87786b) NERCApril 64 3 8 6 71 4 156 38 3 15 851May 129 36 5 36 206 23 7 42 1236June 83 51 1 135 34 5 27 738July 199 40 1 240 51 7 46 1568ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 85


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14August 211 33 57 3 304 74 7 47 1750September 46 64 54 64 228 61 8 48 1368October 200 7 4 211 43 7 33 1185November 177 15 51 3 20 107 373 66 11 55 1571December 353 15 54 3 20 189 634 101 8 103 3137January 88 19 78 185 23 6 29 876February 148 2 100 250 42 9 45 1320March 105 1 106 8 3 59 282 34 10 47 1433Total 1803 131 485 34 114 637 3204 590 88 537 17033c) ERCApril 30 7 28 42 107 32 3 14 503May 29 0 54 24 107 27 3 16 572June 32 5 58 17 112 21 3 24 979July 28 22 102 3 155 38 5 29 434August 25 9 30 48 112 12 3 14 509SeptemberOctober 55 15 70 12 3 16 386November 3 33 36 8 1 6 216December 4 30 4 38 8 2 6 228January 2 105 107 21 3 15 549February 29 45 74 11 2 12 444March 31 31 6 1 6 186Total 205 75 531 138 949 196 29 158 5006d) NIRD-JCApril 21 21 1 14 503May 43 43 2 16 572June 66 19 19 104 18 4 16 408July 51 6 3 1 61 4 3 12 240August 14 2 17 33 10 1 6 150September 19 6 25 5 1 6 150October 39 39 1 2 12 23486 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 6 10 11 12 14November 19 3 1 23 1 6 138December 26 26 3 1 6 156January 33 11 44 9 2 11 245February 18 1 19 1 1 5 95March 17 1 7 5 30 3 1 5 150Total 366 25 46 7 23 1 468 54 20 115 3041Grand Total 11962 269 2650 10368 301 207 501 1684 27942 8719 980 4207 112866(a+b+c+d)Participation 42.81 0.96 9.48 37.11 1.08 0.74 1.79 6.03 100.00 31.20 950in percentageANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 87


TRAINING PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED BY NIRD DURING THE YEAR: 2011-12 Annexure-IIGovt. OfficialsBankers & Comm Orgns.ZP & PRIsVol. Orgns/ NGOsNatl. / State Instts for Res. & TrgUniv. / CollegesInternationalOthers (PSUs / Individuals)TotalFemaleOverall effectiveness in percentageNo. of Training DaysNo. of Training MandaysS.No.Code Type Title of the Programme Duration Faculty Venue1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20APRIL 20111 CSERE111201 RP ToT IINIRD- Planning and Management 4-8 S Chatterjee 26 84 110 73 86 5 550SIRD of NRLM (SGSY) Apr SIRDOff-Campus Sponsor: MoRD, GoI AizwalMizoram2 RTP1112 Training Conversion of Handmade 5-9 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 35 35 NA 5 175Programme Paper Apr and Team3 CHRD111201 RP Regional Evaluation Techniques for 6-8 Gyanmudra SIRD 41 41 11 92 3 123Training Directorate of Evaluation Apr P Satish KohimaProgramme Sponsor: Govt. of Nagaland Chandra Nagaland4 SF111201 W Workshop Rural Credit Orientation for 18-21 L S Raman NIRD 21 21 NA 4 84Financial Inclusion for AprProbationary Officers ofRural Credit5 CSERE111202 RP ToT II NIRD- Planning and Management 18-22 T G Ramaiah SIRD 46 46 9 66 5 230SIRD Off- of NRLM (SGSY) Apr AgartalaCampus Sponsor : MoRD, GoI Tripura6 CWLR111201 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 18-23 S S P Sharma IMPA 26 26 4 90 6 156Training of Watershed Projects Apr U H Kumar Jammu J & KProgramme Sponsor: DoLR, MoRD, GoI88 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 207 RTP1112 Training Hands on Training : 19-21 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 23 23 NA 3 69Programme Tubelight reglowing Apr and Teamtechnology8 Addl CWDGS1112 Workshop Project Screening Committee 22-23 G Valentina NIRD 32 1 22 1 1 1 58 9 NA 2 116Meeting (PSC) for Projects Aprunder Mahila KisanSashaktikaran Pariyojana(MKSP)Sponsor : MoRD, GoI9 DEC111201 RP Regional Participation of Youth in 25-29 C S Singhal HIPA 23 1 11 35 10 92 5 175Training Poverty Alleviation Apr Shimla HPProgramme Programmes10 CWLR111202 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 25-29 S N Rao SIRD 42 42 10 88 5 210Training of Watershed Projects Apr RanchiProgramme Sponsor : DoLR, MoRD, GoI Jharkhand11 CGARD111201 RP Regional GIS Applications for Planning, 25-30 V Madhava Rao SIRD 31 31 5 92 6 186Training Implementation and Apr P Kesava Rao ImphalProgramme Monitoring of MGNREGA Manipur12 RTP1112 Training Importance of Bee Keeping 26-30 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 22 22 NA 5 110Programme Promotion of Livelihoods Apr and Team13 RTD1112 C Colloquium National Colloquium of State 27-30 K Suman Gangtok 86 86 6 NA 4 344Secretaries of RD& PR and Apr Chandra SikkimHeads of SIRDs on Lab to R P AchariLand Intiatives P J Rao14 CRCDB111201 C National Financial Inclusion through 29-30 B K Swain NIRD 20 20 NA 2 40Conference Microfinance Apr B C DasTotal No. of Participants for the Month of April 353 41 1 22 1 2 0 176 596 137 60 2568MAY 201115 RTP1112 Training Techniques on Preparation 2-5 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 12 12 NA 4 48Programme of Different Soya Products May and TeamANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 89


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2016 CRI111203 T ToT Programme Participatory Tools and 2-7 P SivaRam NIRD 17 7 1 25 4 86 6 150Techniques for Rural Drinking May Y Gangi ReddyWater and SanitationProfessionalsSponsor : DWS, MoRD, GoI17 Addl CWDGS1112 Workshop Regional Consultation on 4-5 G Valentina NIRD 18 4 22 13 NA 2 44Strengthening ICDS MayCollaboration with NAC, GoI18 Addl CWEPA1112 Workshop Social Accountability 6 May K H Rao NIRD 69 69 14 NA 1 69Mechanisam19 CIT111201 T Training IT Applications in NSAP 9-13 P Satish NIRD 45 1 46 10 86 5 230Programme Sponsor: Dept of Social May ChandraJustice, Govt of Maharashtra20 CRI111204 T ToT I Planning and Implementation 9-13 Y Gangi Reddy NIRD 24 3 27 3 82 5 135NIRD-SIRD of IAYSponsor: MoRD, GoI May S Venkatadri21 CPR111201 T Training Planning and Execution of 9-13 Y Bhaskar Rao NIRD 95 1 96 11 82 5 480Programme Convergence of Line MayDepartments with MGNREGA22 CGARD111202 RP Regional Geoinformatics Applications 9-14 R R Hermon SIRD 37 8 45 13 92 6 270Training in Watershed Development May V Madhava Rao KarfectarProgramme Sikkim23 RTP1112 Training Solar Lanterns preparation 9-23 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 30 30 NA 15 450Programme and Solar Equipment’s May and TeamManagement24 CWDGS111201 W Workshop Developing Criteria for 10-11 C S Singhal NIRD 2 3 10 15 8 NA 2 30Assessment of Training May G ValentinaInstitutions25 CESD111201 T Training Organising and Mobilising 16-20 T Vijaya Kumar NIRD 13 6 13 1 33 12 82 5 165Programme Rural Poor for Self Help May R R Prasadand Empowerment90 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2026 CRCDB111202 RP Regional Poverty Alleviation through 16-20 B C Das DDU-SIRD 24 7 31 84 5 155Training Microfinance May LucknowProgramme Uttar Pradesh27 CGARD111203 T Training Geo-ICT Applications in 16-21 V Madhava Rao NIRD 24 24 86 6 144Programme Agriculture and Knowledge May P Kesava RaoManagementSponsor : Govt of Orissaunder RKVY28 CESD111202 RP Regional Social Sector Development 16-21 T Brahmanandam SIRD 15 17 17 49 19 92 5 245Training in Rural Areas Strategies May KarfectarProgramme and Programmes Sikkim29 Addl CWDGS1112 Workshop Training Need Assesment for 18 May S S Raman MGSIRD 45 5 16 4 70 40 NA 1 70ToT Sponsor : UN Women Jabalpur MP30 Addl CWDGS1112 Workshop Training Need Assesment 19 May S S Raman IGPRS & 50 7 3 60 30 NA 1 60for ToT Sponsor : UN Women GVS, JaipurRajasthan31 Addl CWDGS1112 Workshop Training Need Assesment 20 May G Valentina SIRD 28 10 2 40 25 NA 1 40for ToT Sponsor : UN Women BhuvaneswarOdisha32 Addl CWDGS1112 Workshop Training Need Assesment for 21-May S S Raman AMR- 18 18 5 NA 1 18ToT Sponsor : UN Women APARDRajendranagarAndhra Pradesh33 Addl CWDGS1112 Workshop Training Need Assesment for 21-May C S Singhal ANS SIRD 23 10 33 24 NA 1 33ToT Sponsor : UN Women MysoreKarnataka34 RTD111201 T Training Research Methodology 23-25 N V Madhuri NIRD 22 22 8 96 3 66Programme May Gyanmudra35 CIT111202 RP Regional Management Information 23-27 DSR Murthy SIRD 64 64 32 82 5 320Training Systems for MGNREGA May KohimaProgramme NagalandANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 91


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2036 CWEPA111201 T ToTTraining Social Audit in Rural 23-27 C Dheeraja NIRD 23 1 24 5 82 5 120Programme Development May37 RTP1112 Training Textile Garments Making 23-28 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 17 17 NA 6 102Programme (Plain & Katori) May and Team38 CRI111205 RP Regional Planning and Management 23-28 S Venkatadri UIRD 32 32 76 6 192Training of PMGSY with a focus on May Y Gangi Reddy RudrapurProgramme Community Participation UttarakhandSponsor : MoRD, GoI39 CGARD111204 RP Regional Geoinformatics Applications 23-28 P Kesava Rao ANS-SIRD 34 1 35 5 92 6 210Training in Watershed Development May V Madhava Rao MysoreProgramme Karnataka40 CWDGS111202 W Workshop Designing Training Module 24-25 G Valentina NIRD 1 2 11 1 15 8 NA 2 30on Promoting Women Political May C S SinghalLeadership and Governancein IndiaSponsor : UN Women41 CWDGS111203 RW Regional Models for Decentralization 26 - 28 G Valentina SIPRD 43 43 3 NA 3 129Workshop of Women Component Plan May and Team KalyaniWest Bengal42 CRI111206 T ToTProgramme Management of Rural 30 May – P SivaRam NIRD 17 11 28 4 84 6 168Drinking Water and Sanitation 4 Jun Y Gangi Reddywith focus on Information,Education and Communication(IEC) for RDWS ProfessionalsSponsor: DWS, MoRD, GoITotal No. of Participants for the Month of May 783 7 21 102 32 4 0 76 1025 296 119 4173JUNE 201143 SF111202 T Training Management of RSETIs 2-3 R N Hegde NIRD 30 30 1 NA 2 60Programme Jun44 Addl CESD1112 Training Training-cum-Exposure Visit 5-10 T Vijaya Kumar NIRD 36 36 88 6 216Programme on Rural Development JunInitiatives Sponsor: BIPARD,Patna, Bihar92 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2045 DEC111202 RP Regional Managerial Leadership for 6-10 C S Singhal SIRD 26 2 23 51 20 80 5 255Training Organisational development Jun MaraimalinagarProgramme for Officials of ZP TamilnaduRepresentatives46 CASDM111203 T Training Community Based Disaster 6-10 P K Nath NIRD 25 25 86 5 125Programme Management JunSponsor : Govt of Orissaunder RKVY47 CESD111204 RP Regional Social Audit in Rural 6-11 V Annamalai CSIRD 13 10 23 2 NA 6 138Training Development Jun R R Prasad RaipurProgramme Chhattisgarh48 CGARD111205 RP Regional Geo-informatics Applications 6-11 R R Hermon YASHDA 34 3 1 38 5 96 6 228Training in Watershed Development Jun P Kesava Rao PuneProgramme Maharashtra49 CHRD111202 T Training Research Methodology for 6-15 Gyanmudra NIRD 20 3 4 27 4 92 10 270Programme Development Professionals Jun P Satish ChandraR P Achari50 Addl CSERE1112 Workshop Community Resource 9-10 P Purushotham NIRD 23 23 18 NA 2 46Persons (CRPs) Jun51 CSERE111204 RP ToT II Planning and Management 13-17 S Chatterjee SIRD 32 2 10 44 20 84 5 220NIRD-SIRD of NRLM (SGSY) Jun KottarakaraOff-Campus Sponsor: MoRD, GoI Kerala52 CWEPA111202 RP Regional Community Mobilisation for 13-17 G Rajani Kanth SIRD 25 14 39 5 92 5 195Training Demand Driven Works Jun GuwahatiProgramme under MGNREGA Assam53 CWLR111203 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 13-18 D Bidari HIPA 42 42 NA 6 252Training of Watershed Projects Jun S S P Sharma ShimlaProgramme Sponsor: DoLR, MoRD, GoI HP54 Addl CSERE1112 Workshop Zilla Samakhya 14-15 P Purushotham NIRD 18 18 18 NA 2 36Office Bearers JunANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 93


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2055 CWLR111204 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 20–24 S S P Sharma Nagpur 28 28 7 94 5 140Training of Watershed Projects Jun U H Kumar MaharashtraProgramme Sponsor : DoLR, MoRD, GoI56 Addl CSERE1112 Workshop National Level Workshop on 20-24 P Purushotham NIRD 23 23 11 NA 5 115Pedagogical Development Junfor NRLM (SGSY)57 CASDM111204 T Training Promotion of 20-24 Ch Radhika Rani NIRD 25 25 NA 5 125Programme Entrepreneurship in JunAgricultureSponsor : Govt of Orissaunder RKVY58 CMRD11201 RP Regional Web Technologies and 20-25 Anil Takalkar NIRD-JC 25 2 1 28 5 78 5 140Training Web Designing for Jun T Rama Devi JaipurProgramme information Dissemination Rajasthan59 CPR111202 T Training Convergence to improve 20–25 M Sarumathy NIRD 12 12 3 80 5 60Programme District Administration Jun60 CWDGS111209 I International Livelihood opportunities 20 Jun - C S Singhal NIRD 12 12 7 88 28 336Training for Empowerment of Rural 18 Jul S S RamanProgramme Poor Women G Valentina(ITEC-SCAAP) Sponsor : MEA, GoI61 CPME111201 I International Planning, Monitoring and 20 Jun - B Chakravarty NIRD 10 10 82 28 280Training Evaluation of Rural 18 Jul R ChinnaduraiProgramme Development Programme(ITEC-SCAAP) Sponsor : Ministry ofExternal Affairs, GoI62 TB111201 T Training Medicinal and Aromatic 27-30 J A C S Rao NIRD 40 40 NA 4 160Programme crops in Rural Development Jun and Team63 CIT111203 T Training Database Applications in 27 Jun - P Satish Chandra NIRD 22 22 90 5 110Programme Managing Agricultural 1 Jul K RajeshwarDevelopment ProgrammesSponsor : Govt. of Orissa,under RKVY94 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2064 CIT111204 T Training Management Informations 27 Jun - Dhiraj Barpujary NIRD 48 15 1 2 66 4 80 5 330Programme systems for MGNREGA 1 Jul DSR MurthyTotal No. of Participants for the Month of June 476 30 17 98 4 3 22 12 662 130 155 3837JULY 201165 Addl CESD1112 Workshop Expert’s Consultation 1-2 R R Prasad NIRD 50 50 NA 2 100Workshop for prepration of JulTraining Modules and Materialson PESA Act 199666 CSERE111203 RP ToT II Planning and Management 4-8 S Chatterjee SIRD 12 22 34 23 84 5 170NIRD-SIRD of NRLM (SGSY) Jul KalyaniOff-Campus Sponsor : MoRD, GoI WB67 CGARD111206 T Training Geo-ICT Applications in 4-8 V Madhava Rao NIRD 25 25 90 5 125Programme Agriculture and Knowledge JulManagementSponsor : Govt of Orissaunder RKVY68 CWLR111205 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 4–8 U H Kumar GIRD 39 39 16 92 5 195Training of Watershed Projects Jul S S P Sharma Ela FarmProgramme Sponsor : DoLR, MoRD, GoI Goa69 CWLR111206 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 4–8 S N Rao IMPA & RD 24 5 29 1 92 5 145Training of Watershed Projects Jul SrinagarProgramme Sponsor : DoLR, MoRD, GoI J&K70 CESD111205 T Training Community Participation 4-8 T Vijay Kumar NIRD 38 2 40 10 82 5 200Programme and Social Mobilisation Jul N V Madhurifor Universalisation ofElementary Education71 CGARD111207 RP Regional GIS Applications for Planning, 4-9 P Kesava Rao SIRD 30 2 11 43 4 96 6 258Training Implementation and Jul R R Hermon M.NagarProgramme Monitoring of MGNREGA Tamilnadu72 CPGS111201 RP Regional Training Methods and 4-9 A Debapriya SIRD 37 37 13 88 9 333Training Techniques Jul P Durga Prasad BhubaneswarProgramme OrissaANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 95


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2073 Addl RTD1112 Colloquium National Colloquium of S 5-7 D Bidari Jammu & 100 100 N A 3 300tate Secretaries of RD & PR Jul and team Kashmirand Heads of SIRDs onLab to Land Intiatives74 Addl CSERE1112 Workshop Workshop for Principals 11-12 P Purushotham NIRD 50 50 4 NA 2 100and Faculty Members of JulETCs&SIRDs75 CPR111205 RP Regional Integrated Training 11-15 K Jayalakshmi NIRD-ERC 11 25 36 5 NA 5 180Training Programme on flagship Jul and ERC PatnaProgramme programmes of RD for Faculty Biharcutting edge officials andelected representatives76 DEC111203 RP Regional Participation of Youth in 11-15 C S Singhal IGPRS & 5 8 7 20 3 82 5 100Training Poverty Alleviation Jul GVSProgramme Programmes Rajasthan77 CWEPA111204 RP Regional ToT Social Audit in Rural 11-16 C Dheeraja SIRD 30 10 40 18 80 6 240Programme Development Jul BhubaneswarOrissa78 CESD111206 T Training Capacity Building of CBOs 11- 16 K P Kumaran NIRD 30 1 31 4 80 6 186Programme for Participatory Development Jul N V Madhuriunder MGNREGS andWatershed DevelopmentProgramme79 CPME111202 T Training Formulation and Appraisal 11-16 G Venkata Raju NIRD 19 19 2 86 6 114Programme of Coastal Livelihood Projects Jul80 CRCDB111203 RP Regional Micro-Enterprise Development 11-15 B C Das CGSIRD 25 14 39 2 NA 5 195Training for SHGs of SGSY Jul RaipurProgramme Chhattisgarh81 Addl CWDGS1112 Workshop Workshop on MKSP 15-16 G Valentina NIRD 11 19 1 31 7 NA 3 93PIA Sponsor: MoRD, GoI Jul96 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2082 CWLR111207 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 17-22 D Bidari SIRD 40 40 NA 6 240Training of Watershed Projects Jul S S P Sharma KarfectarProgramme Sponsor: DoLR, MoRD, GoI Sikkim83 RTP11201 W Workshop Transfer of Technology 18 Jul JACS Rao NIRD 106 106 NA 1 10684 CRI111209 T Training Planning and Management 18-22 S Venkatadri NIRD 45 45 3 84 5 225Programme of PMGSY with a focus on Jul Y Gangi ReddyCommunity ParticipationSponsor : MoRD, GoI85 CPR111203 RP Regional Integrated Training 18-22 K Jayalakshmi Chattisgarh 3 45 48 4 86 5 240Training Programme on flagship Jul V ManohariProgramme programmes of RD forCutting Edge Officials andElected Representatives86 CSERE111205 RP ToT II Planning and Management 18-22 K P Rao DDU-SIRD 24 11 4 39 4 78 5 195NIRD-SIRD of NRLM (SGSY) Jul LucknowOff-Campus Sponsor : MoRD, GoI Uttar Pradesh87 CASDM111201 T Training Community Based Disaster 18-22 P K Nath NIRD 24 24 92 5 120Programme Management preparedness Juland coping strategiesSponsor : Govt of Orissaunder RKVY88 CGARD111208 I International Geoinformatics for Planning, Jul 18 – V Madhava Rao NIRD 6 6 2 96 28 168Training Implementation, Monitoring 28 Aug R R HermonProgramme and Evaluation of P Kesava RaoDevelopment Projects(Geo-Prime)Sponsor : MEA, GoIunder ITEC/SCAAP89 Addl CWEPA1112 Workshop Counsultancy workshop on 23 K H Rao NIRD 42 42 3 NA 1 42National Statistical Code Jul90 Addl CWEPA1113 Training Master Trainers Training 25-27 K H Rao NIRD 37 37 4 NA 3 111Programme SECC 2011 Jul C DheerajaANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 97


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2091 CRCDB111204 RP Regional Effective Delivery of 25-29 B K Swain SIPRD 32 32 2 80 5 160Training Rural Credit Jul KalyaniProgramme West Bengal92 CWLR111208 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 25–29 S N Rao SIRD 29 7 36 7 92 5 180Training of Watershed Projects Jul AizwalProgramme Sponsor: DoLR, MoRD, GoI Mizoram93 CESD111207 T Training Development of the 25-30 T Brahmanandam NIRD 40 5 45 6 NA 6 270Programme Scheduled Castes in JulRural Areas: Approaches,Strategies and Programmes94 CGARD111209 RP Regional GIS Applications for Planning, 25-30 V Madhava Rao SIRD 30 2 11 43 4 96 6 258Training Implementation and Jul P Kesava Rao NabhaProgramme Monitoring of MGNREGA Punjab95 CRI111210 T Training Rural Electrification and 25– 30 R Murugesan NIRD 20 3 23 2 94 6 138Programme Energy Management Jul96 CWEPA111205 I International Poverty Alleviation Strategies 25 Jul - K H Rao NIRD 16 16 4 92 28 448Training for Developing Economies 4 Sep G Rajani KanthProgramme Sponsor: MEA, GoI under C DheerajaITEC/SCAAP97 CASDM111202 T Training Promotion of Entreprenurship 25-29 Ch Radhika Rani NIRD 25 25 84 6 150Programme in Agriculture JulSponsor : Govt of Orissaunder RKVYTotal No. of Participants for the Month of July 892 32 25 92 0 30 22 177 1270 157 204 6085AUGUST 201198 Addl CWDGS1112 Training Gender mainstreaming 1-5 G Valentina NIRD 5 4 8 1 18 9 86 5 90Programme through Gender Budgeting Aug99 CESD111208 T Training Mainstreaming of Persons 1–6 K P Kumaran NIRD 3 9 3 4 19 3 78 6 114Programme with Disabilities in Aug N V MadhuriDevelopment98 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20100 RTP1112 Training Leaf Plate and Cups Making 3-5 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 22 22 NA 3 66Programme Aug and Team101 CRI111211 I International Management of Rural 3-30 P SivaRam NIRD 19 19 3 82 28 532Training Drinking Water and Aug Y Gangi ReddyProgramme Sanitation projectsSponsor : MEA, GoI underITEC/SCAAP102 CRCDB111205 RP Regional Effective Delivery of 8-12 B K Swain SIRD 25 25 1 80 5 125Training Rural Credit Aug BBSRProgramme Orissa103 CWLR111209 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 8-12 V Suresh Babu SIRD 32 32 9 90 5 160Training of Watershed Projects Aug KottarakaraProgramme Sponsor: DoLR, MoRD, GoI Kerala104 CGARD111210 RP Regional GIS Applications for 8-13 V Madhava Rao SIRD 34 34 14 94 6 204Training Planning, Implementation Aug R R Hermon BhubaneswarProgramme and monitoring of MGNREGA Orissa105 CESD111209 RP Regional Social Audit in Rural 8-13 V Annamalai HIRD 38 38 4 NA 6 228Training Development Aug R R Prasad NilokheriProgramme Haryana106 Addl CHRD1112 Off-Campus State Level Workshop on 10 Gyanmudra SIRD 32 32 12 NA 1 32Workshop Revitalizing of SIRD, Ranchi, Aug R P Achari RanchiJharkhand JharkhandSponsor : Govt of Jharkhand107 RTP1112 Training Techniques of Preparation of 16-18 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 15 15 NA 3 45Programme Tomato Sauce, Chilly Sauce, Aug and TeamVinegar108 CESD111210 T Training Organising and Mobilising 16-20 T Vijaya Kumar NIRD 12 15 2 29 11 82 5 145Programme Rural Poor for Self Help Aug N V Madhuriand EmpowermentANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 99


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20109 Addl CWDGS1112 Workshop Developing Training Modules 17-19 G Valentina NIRD 3 4 14 5 2 28 20 NA 3 84for Promoting Women’s AugPolitical Leadership andGovernanceSponsor : UN Women110 CPME111203 I International Results Based Management : 18 - 27 B Chakravarty NIRD 28 28 9 92 10 280Training Performance Indicators, Aug R ChinnaduraiProgramme Monitoring and EvaluationSponsor : MoRD, GoI(NIRD-CIRDAP)111 CGARD111212 RP Regional GIS Applications for Planning, 22-27 R R Hermon SIRD 23 9 32 12 96 6 192Training Implementation and Aug V Madhava Rao M.NagarProgramme monitoring of Rural TamilnaduDevelopment Programmes112 CIT111205 T Training Information Technology for 22-27 P Satish Chandra NIRD 32 4 5 41 7 90 6 246Programme Effective Management of Aug K RajeshwarRD Programmes113 CWLR111210 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 22-27 U H Kumar CGSIRD 48 48 2 NA 6 288Training of Watershed Projects Aug S S P Sharma RaipurProgramme Sponsor: DoLR, MoRD, GoI Chhatisgarh114 Addl CWEPA1112 Training Master Trainers Training 23-26 K H Rao NIRD 50 50 11 NA 4 200Programme SECC 2011 Aug C DheerajaTotal No. of Participants for the Month of August 312 29 9 43 14 12 47 44 510 127 108 3031SEPTEMBER 2011115 Addl CASDM1112 Workshop National Consultation on 2-Sep K Suman Chandra NIRD 25 25 4 NA 1 25Land Acquisition and Ch Radhika RaniRehabilitation & ResettlementBill 2011116 CIT111206 T Training Management Information 5-9 D S R Murthy NIRD 47 47 3 76 5 235Programme Systems for MGNREGA Sep K Rajeshwar100 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20117 CMRD11202 W Workshop E-learning Technologies 5-9 Anil Takalkar NIRD 14 1 42 57 8 74 5 285for RD : Trends and Future Sep T Rama Devipossibilities118 CRI111214 T Training Planning and Management 5-9 Y Gangi Reddy NIRD 38 38 3 84 5 190Programme of PMGSY Sep P SivaRamSponsor : MoRD, GoI119 CWLR111211 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 5-9 U H Kumar ANS SIRD 36 36 5 96 5 180Training of Watershed Projects Sep S S P Sharma MysoreProgramme Sponsor : DoLR, MoRD, GoI Karnataka120 CPR111212 RP Regional Integrated Training 5-9 S N Rao SIRD/ETC 34 17 51 4 90 5 255Training Programme on flagship Sep Y Bhaskar Rao MadhyaProgramme programmes of RD for PradeshCutting Edge Officials andElected Representatives121 CPME111206 T Regional Monitoring and Evaluation 5-9 G Venkata Raju NIRD-JC 16 16 1 80 5 80Training of NFDB Schemes Sep JaipurProgramme Sponsor : NFDB Rajasthan122 Addl RTD1112 ToTProgramme ToT on Participatory 5-10 D Bidari NIRD 60 60 13 88 6 360Training Methods Sep P C Sikligar123 CGARD111212 RP Regional GIS Applications for Planning, 5-10 P Kesava Rao SIRD 21 15 36 4 94 6 216Training Implementation and Sep V Madhava Rao NilokheriProgramme monitoring of MGNREGA Haryana124 CHRD111203 I International Human Resource 5 Sep - Gyanmudra NIRD 26 26 11 90 28 728Training Development for 2 Oct R P AchariProgramme Development Professionals N KalpalathaSponsor : MEA, GoI underITEC/SCAAP125 CPR111213 I International Management of Rural 5 Sep - K Jayalakshmi NIRD 19 19 7 86 28 532Training Development and Good 2 Oct Y Bhaskar RaoProgramme GovernanceSponsor: MEA,GoI under ITEC/SCAAPANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 101


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20126 Addl CEEPA1112 Training Master Trainers Training 6-9 K H Rao NIRD 60 60 8 NA 4 240Programme SECC 2011 Sep C Dheeraja127 CPR111214 RP Regional Integrated Training 12-16 K Jayalakshmi Madhya 20 22 42 6 NA 5 210Training Programme on Flagship Sep PradeshProgramme programmes of RD forCutting Edge Officials andElected Representatives128 CRCDB111206 RP Regional NPA and Recovery 12-16 B K Swain SIRD 21 21 4 82 5 105Training Management Sep MaraimalinagarProgramme Tamilnadu129 CWEPA Training Social Audit in Rural 12-16 C Dheeraja NIRD 51 51 8 82 5 255Programme Development Sep130 Addl CESD Training Community participation and 12-17 T Vijaya Kumar NIRD 39 39 12 80 6 234Programme Social Mobilisation for Sepeffective implementation ofRural Developmentprogrammes131 Addl RTD1112 Colloquium National Colloquium of 15-17Sep D Bidari TrivendrumKerala 95 95 8 NA 1 95State Secretaries of RD &PR and Heads of SIRDson Lab to Land Intiatives132 CIT111207 W Workshop Leveraging ICT Applications 16-Sep P Satish Chandra NIRD 26 6 32 6 NA 1 32with Human Values R Pradeep Kumar133 RTP1112 Training Handmade Bags Making 19-21 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 15 15 NA 3 45Programme Sep and Team134 CIT111208 RP Regional Management Information 19-23 DSR Murthy SIRD 27 19 46 10 82 5 230Training Systems for MGNREGA Sep K Rajeshwar MaraimalinagarProgramme Tamilnadu135 CPR111217 RP Regional Integrated Training 19-23 K Jayalakshmi Madhya 12 20 11 43 6 84 5 215Training Programme on Flagship Sep PradeshProgramme Programmes of RD forCutting Edge Officials andElected Representatives102 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20136 CPR111218 RW Workshop Efficiency, Speed and Cost 19–23 M Sarumathy NIRD 40 40 4 86 5 200Saving Administration SepSponsor : Department ofPlanning, Government ofPuducherry137 CPME Training Monitoring and Evaluation 19-23 G Venkata Raju NIRD 15 15 80 5 75Programme of NFDB Schemes SepSponsor : NFDB138 CSERE111206 RP ToT II Planning and Management 19-23 T G Ramaiah SIRD 29 29 5 84 5 145NIRD-SIRD of NRLM (SGSY) Sep RaipurOff-Campus Sponsor: MoRD, GoI Chattisgarh139 CWDGS111216 T Training Gender Budgeting for 19-23 G Valentina NIRD 10 22 32 17 84 5 160Programme Women Empowerment Sep S S Raman140 CRI111215 T ToTProgramme Management of Rainwater 19-24 P SivaRam NIRD 21 8 29 86 6 174Harvesting for Drinking Water Sep Y Gangi ReddySponsor: DWS, MoRD, GoI141 CGARD111213 RP Regional GIS Applications for Planning, 19-24 R R Hermon CGARD- 31 31 4 94 6 186Training Implementation and Sep P Kesava Rao SPIPAProgramme monitoring of MGNREGA AhmedabadGujarat142 CPME111205 T Training Participatory Planning, 19-24 R Chinnadurai NIRD 15 15 80 6 90Programme Implementation and SepMonitoring of RD Programmes143 Addl CWEPA1112 Training Master Trainers Training 20-23 K H Rao NIRD 41 41 6 NA 4 164Programme SECC 2011 Sep C Dheeraja144 Addl CWDGS1112 Workshop Finalisation of Guidelines for 23-24 G Valentina NIRD 6 1 15 1 23 3 NA 2 46Women NTFP Collectors SepSponsor : MoRD, GoI145 CWLR1112 T Training Planning and Implementation 26-30 S S P Sharma NIRD 33 33 84 5 165Programme of Watershed Programmes Sep U H KumarANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 103


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20146 DEC111204 RP Regional Participation of Youth in 26-30 C S Singhal SIRD 40 40 9 NA 5 200Training Poverty Alleviation Sep JabalpurProgramme Programmes MP147 RTP1112 Training Home Based Products 27-30 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 21 21 NA 4 84Programme Making Sep and Team148 Venue Programme Venue MGNREGS -AP-Visit of 30 Sep - CRD, AP NIRD 8 8 NA 3 24Programme Nepal Delegates 1 OctTotal No. of Participants for the Month of September 890 21 42 118 0 1 87 53 1212 179 200 6460OCTOBER 2011149 RTP1112 Training Techniques on Preparation 1-4 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 20 20 NA 4 80Programme of Different Soya Products Oct and Team150 CRI111217 I International Planning and Management 3-30 R Murugesan NIRD 10 10 5 96 28 280Training of Rural Energy Programmes Oct S VenkatadriProgramme Sponsor : MEA, GoI underITEC/SCAAP151 CPME111207 T Training Micro Project Planning 10-14 R Chinnadurai NIRD 34 34 4 84 5 170Programme for NGOs Oct152 CPR111215 RP Regional Panchayati Raj and 10-14 Y Bhaskar Rao YASHADA 19 19 1 86 5 95Training Good Governance Oct PuneProgramme Maharashtra153 CGARD111214 RP Regional Geo-informatics Applications 10-15 P Kesava Rao CGSIRD 31 10 41 94 6 246Training in Planning and Management Oct R R Hermon RaipurProgramme of Rural Development ChattisgarhProgrammes154 CPR111220 I International Decentralized Governance 10-19 Gyanmudra NIRD 3 20 23 8 82 10 230Training and Delivery of Services Oct Y Bhaskar RaoProgramme through effective Human R P AchariResource DevelopmentStrategies Sponsor : MoRD,GoI (NIRD-CIRDAP)104 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20155 Addl RTD1112 Conference Training Quality Improvement 10- D Bidari NIRD 22 22 NA 1 22Measures Committee Meet Oct G Rajani Kanth156 CASDM111205 I International Community Based Disaster 10 Oct - K Suman Chandra NIRD 14 14 4 80 28 392Training Management Preparedness 21 Nov P K NathProgramme and Coping StrategiesSponsor: MEA, GoI underITEC/SCAAP157 CSERE111208 T Training Innovative and Proactive 17-21 P Purushotham NIRD 10 15 25 11 86 5 125Programme Initiatives in Livelihood OctCreation158 CWEPA111209 RP Regional ToT Social Audit in Rural 17-21 C Dheeraja ANS-SIRD 34 34 9 84 5 170Programme Development Oct MysoreKarnataka159 CRCDB111208 RP Regional Micro-Enterprise 17-21 B K Swain HIRD 27 27 90 5 135Training Development for SHGs Oct NilokheriProgramme of SGSY Haryana160 CIT111210 T Training Information Technology for 17-22 P Satish Chandra NIRD 6 10 11 27 90 6 162Programme Data Processing and Analysis Oct161 CWDGS111221 RP Regional Empowerment of Rural 17-22 S S Raman NIRD-NERC 25 1 8 34 19 95 6 204Training Women Oct GuwahatiProgramme Assam162 CWEPA1112 Training Master Trainers Training 18-21 K H Rao NIRD 42 42 4 NA 4 168Programme SECC 2011 Oct C Dheeraja163 Addl CWDGS1112 Training Consultative Meet of Writers 31 Oct - C S Singhal NIRD 3 5 7 2 17 10 NA 2 34Programme for development of Training 1 Nov A RizwanaManualSponsor: UN Women164 CRCDB111209 RP Regional Programme on Micro - 31 Oct - B K Swain NIRD-NERC 1 33 34 3 88 5 170Training enterprise Development 4 Nov GuwahatiProgramme AssamANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 105


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20165 CRI111218 RP Regional Convergence of PMGSY 31 Oct - Y Gangi Reddy SIRD 50 50 5 74 5 250Training with other RD Programmes 4 Nov R Murugesan M.NagarProgramme Sponsor : MoRD, GoI Tamilnadu166 CWEPA1112 RP Regional Social Audit in Rural 31 Oct - C Dheeraja HIPA 34 34 6 86 5 170Training Development 4 Nov Shimla HPProgramme167 CWLR111212 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 31 Oct - U H Kumar CGSIRD 43 43 NA 6 258Training of Watershed Projects 5 Nov S S P Sharma RaipurProgramme Sponsor: DoLR, MoRD, GoI ChhattisgarhTotal No. of Participants for the Month of October 301 61 0 82 29 13 44 20 550 89 141 3361NOVEMBER 2011168 CSERE111210 T Training Role of PRI Leadership in 1-3Nov P Purushotham NIRD 46 46 18 NA 3 138Programme operationalization of NRLMfor ZP Chairmen169 CSERE111209 RP ToT II Planning and Management 1-5 T G Ramaiah Pratapgarh 4 20 24 1 98 5 120NIRD-SIRD of NRLM (SGSY) Nov Madhya PradeshOff-Campus Sponsor : MoRD, GoI170 CESD111213 I International Participatory Rural 1 Nov - T Vijaya Kumar NIRD 24 24 9 80 12 288Training Development 12 Dec R R PrasadProgramme Sponsor : MEA, GoI underITEC/SCAAP171 CASDM111206 T Training Stratagies for Adoption and 7-12 P K Nath NIRD 14 14 1 82 6 84Programme Mitigation of Drought Nov172 CGARD111215 RP Regional GIS Applications for Planning, 7-12 R R Hermon SIRD 32 32 5 92 6 192Training Implementation and Nov P Kesava Rao KottarakaraProgramme monitoring of MGNREGA Kerala173 Addl RTD1112 Colloquium National Colloquium of 9-11 D Bidari SIRD 100 100 10 NA 3 300State Secretaries of RD& Nov GuwahatiPR and Heads of SIRDs on AssamLab to Land Intiatives106 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20174 CPGS111202 RP Regional WTO and Indian Agriculture 11-18 P Kanaka Durga SIPRD 20 20 1 82 8 160Training Nov KalyaniProgramme West Bengal175 CPR111225 RP Regional Integrated Training 14-18 K Jayalakshmi Bihar 61 61 NA 5 305Training Programme on flagship Nov and TeamProgramme programmes of RD forcutting edge officials andelected representatives176 CPR111226 RP Regional Integrated Training 14-18 M Sarumathy ETC 45 45 6 86 5 225Training Programme on flagship Nov BhopalProgramme programmes of RD for Madhyacutting edge officials and Pradeshelected representatives177 CPR112 Regional Integrated Training 14-18 K Jayalakshmi GPSCD 23 18 41 7 84 5 205Training Programme on flagship Nov MRDProgramme programmes of RD for Patnacutting edge officials and Biharelected representativesof PRIs and NGOs178 CESD111214 T Training Social Sector Development 14-18 N V Madhuri NIRD 17 2 2 21 3 78 5 105Programme in Rural Areas : Strategies Novand Programmes179 CWLR111214 I International Natural Resource 14 Nov – S S P Sharma NIRD 23 23 5 70 28 644Training Management for Sustainable 13 Dec U H KumarProgramme LivelihoodsSponsor : MEA, GoI underITEC/SCAAP180 RTP1112 Training Vermiwash and 17-18 JACS Rao RTP, 7 7 NA 2 14Programme Vermicomposting Nov and Team NIRD181 CPR111226 RP Regional Integrated Training 21-25 P C Sikligar ETC 32 1 33 2 86 5 165Training Programme on flagship Nov IndoreProgramme programmes of RD for Madhyacutting edge officials and Pradeshelected representativesANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 107


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20182 CPR111228 RP Regional Integrated Training 21-25 K Jayalakshmi Uttar 26 6 3 35 9 N A 5 175Training Programme on flagship Nov and Team PradeshProgramme programmes of RD forcutting edge officials andelected representatives183 CPR111207 RP Regional Integrated Training 21-25 Y Bhaskar Rao SIRD 27 5 32 13 78 5 160Training Programme on flagship Nov RanchiProgramme programmes of RD for Jharkhandcutting edge officials andelected representatives184 CRCDB111211 RP Regional Credit Flow for Dairy and 21-25 B K Swain NIRD-JC 23 23 1 NA 5 115Training Micro enterprise Nov JaipurProgramme Development for Rural RajasthanBankers185 CWEPA111210 RP Regional Community Mobilisation for 21-25 G Rajani Kanth SIRD 22 10 32 2 90 5 160Training Demand Driven Works Nov C Dheeraja LucknowProgramme under MGNREGA Uttar Pradesh186 CPR111230 RP Regional Integrated Training 21-25 S N Rao Chattisgarh 17 24 41 NA 5 205Training Programme on flagship NovProgramme programmes of RD forcutting edge officials andelected representatives187 CGARD111216 RP Regional GIS Applications for 21-26 V Madhava Rao Andaman & 40 40 11 94 6 240Training Planning, Implementation Nov R R Hermon Nicobar IslandsProgramme and monitoring of MGNREGA188 CPME111208 T Training Planning for Poverty 21-26 R Chinnadurai NIRD 8 28 36 2 NA 6 216Programme Reduction and Sustainable NovDevelopment189 RTP1112 Training Tribal Jewellary Blended 21-30 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 19 19 NA 10 190Programme with Pearls Nov and Team190 CWDGS Conference Expert Group Meet on 23-24 C S Singhal NIRD 4 3 7 4 NA 2 14Development of Training Nov A RizwanaManual Sponsor : UN Women108 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20191 CWLR111216 I International Watershed Management 24 Nov - D Bidari NIRD 18 18 3 84 10 180Training for Agriculture Growth and 3 DecProgrammme Environmental Conservationwith focus on Climate changeSponsor : MoRD, GoI(NIRD-CIRDAP)192 MKSP Training Discussion on NTFP 25-26 KP Rao NIRD 14 10 24 14 NA 2 48Programme Scheme under MKSP Nov193 TB111203 T Training Strategies in Agro forestry 28-29 J A C S Rao NIRD 50 50 NA 2 100Programme for environmental and rural Nov and Teamlivelihood development194 CPR111229 T Training Achieving Universal Literacy 28 Nov - M Sarumathy NIRD 33 33 4 NA 5 165Programme through Decentralised Pattern 2 Dec195 CWLR111215 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 28 Nov - V Suresh Babu SIRD 41 41 3 84 5 205Training of Watershed Projects 2 Dec RanchiProgramme Sponsor : DoLR, MoRD, GoI JharkhandTotal No. of Participants for the Month of November 415 25 237 131 3 0 65 46 922 134 171 5118DECEMBER 2011196 Addl CWDGS1112 Workshop Field Testing of Modules 1-3SS Raman Odisha 24 51 75 47 NA 3 225relating to Promoting DecWomen’s Political Leadership& GovernanceSponsor : UN Women197 MKSP Workshop Pre-Apprisal of Proposals 5-7 K P Rao NIRD 21 11 32 8 NA 2 64MKSP Dec198 CGARD111217 RP Regional Geo-informatics Applications 5-10 V Madhava Rao MGSIRD 21 21 3 92 6 126Training in Watershed Development Dec R R Hermon JabalpurProgramme MPANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 109


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20199 CSERE1112 RP ToT II Planning and Management 12-16Dec T G Ramaiah Odisha 33 33 14 98 5 165NIRD-SIRD of NRLM (SGSY)Off-Campus Sponsor : MoRD, GoI200 Addl CWEPA1112 Training Poverty and Inequality 12-16 K H Rao NIRD 28 28 8 78 5 140Programme Estimation for ISS Dec C DheerajaProbationaries201 CPR1112 Regional Integrated Training 12-16 P C Sikligar DDU-SIRD 1 20 20 41 6 84 5 205Training Programme on flagship Dec LucknowProgramme programmes of RD for Uttar Pradeshcutting edge officials andelected representatives202 CWLR Training Promotion of Agriculture 12-17 Ch Radhika Rani NIRD 17 17 3 86 6 102Programme in Rainfed Regions Dec203 Addl CPR1112 International Decentralizion and Local 12-22 K Jayalakshmi NIRD 25 25 6 84 10 250Training Governance Dec Y Bhaskar RaoProgramme Sponsor : MEA, GoI(NIRD-IAFS-II)204 Addl CWDGS1112 Workshop Finalisation of Training 13-14 C S Singhal NIRD 2 5 7 2 16 11 NA 2 32Manual on Promoting Dec A RizwanaWomen’s Political Leadership& GovernanceSponsor : UN Women205 Addl CSERE1112 International Rural Micro Enterprses 13-26 P Purushotham NIRD 12 12 NA 13 156Training Development FebProgramme Sponsor : MEA, GoI(NIRD-IAFS-II)206 Addl RTD1112 Conference Training Quality Improvement 14 Dec D Bidari NIRD 20 20 NA 1 20Measures Committee Meet G Rajani Kanth207 CSERE111212 RP ToT II Planning and Management 19-23 T G Ramaiah MGSIRD 12 1 3 16 3 96 5 80NIRD-SIRD of NRLM (SGSY) Dec JabalpurOff-Campus Sponsor : MoRD, GoI MP110 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20208 RTP1112 Training Importance of Bee Keeping 19-23 JACS Rao RTP, 19 19 NA 5 95Programme and Promotion of Livelihood Dec andTeam NIRD209 CGARD111218 RP Regional GIS Applications for Planning, 19-23 P Kesava Rao ANS-SIRD 36 2 38 4 92 5 190Training Implementation and Dec V Madhava Rao MysoreProgramme monitoring of MGNREGA Karnataka210 CPR111235 T Training Empowerment of 19-24 Y Bhaskar Rao NIRD 15 2 17 4 80 6 102Programme Disadvantaged Groups Decthrough PRIs211 CRI111224 RP Regional Planning and Management of 26-30 Y Gangi Reddy NIRD-JC 22 22 1 76 5 110Training PMGSY for Poverty alleviation Dec P Siva Ram JaipurProgramme Sponsor : MoRD, GoI Rajasthan212 RTP1112 Training Technology support for 27-30 JACS Rao RTP, 32 32 NA 4 128Programme Rural Housing under IAY Dec and Team NIRD213 Addl CPME1112 Training cum Scientific Fish Culture 29 Dec - G V Raju NIRD 24 24 88 6 144Exposure Visit Practices in Andhra Pradesh 4 JanSponsor : SIRD, AssamTotal No. of Participants for the Month of December 232 0 74 38 27 2 37 78 488 118 94 2334JANUARY 2012214 CWLR111219 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 2– 6 U H Kumar ANSSIRD 39 39 88 5 195Training of Watershed Projects Jan MysoreProgramme Sponsor : DoLR, MoRD, GoI Karnataka215 CIT111211 T Training Computerisation of Accounts 2 -7 P Satish Chandra NIRD 29 16 45 2 90 6 270Programme for DRDAs and PRIs Jan D S R Murthy216 CRI111220 T ToT Strengthening Institutions 2-7 P SivaRam NIRD 24 24 7 76 6 144Programme and networking for Jan Y Gangi Reddyimplementation of NationalRural Drinking WaterProgrammeSponsor : DWS, MoRD, GoIANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 111


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20217 CRI111225 T Training Planning and Management 2-7 S Venkatadri CSIRD 34 34 11 74 6 204Programme of PMGSY Jan P SivaRam RaipurSponsor : MoRD, GoI Chattisgarh218 CWDGS111204 T ToT-I Master Trainers on 3-7 C S Singhal NIRD 19 11 18 1 49 24 NA 5 245Training Promoting Women’s Political Jan S S RamanProgramme Leadership and GenderResponsive GovernanceSponsor : UN Women219 Addl CESD1112 Training Resource Persons and 4-6 T Vijay Kumar NIRD 58 58 4 68 3 174Programme Master Trainers on JanMonitoring and Evaluation220 Addl MKSP Workshop Project Proposals, Field 5-Jan K P Rao NIRD 14 18 32 16 NA 1 32Appraisal and Verificationon MKSP221 RTP1112 Training Cost-Effective Housing 9-12 JACS Rao RTP, NIRD 19 19 NA 4 76Programme Technology Jan and Team222 Addl CESD1112 Training Resource Persons and 9-13 T Vijay Kumar NIRD 39 39 3 92 5 195Programme Master Trainers on Training JanSkills223 CGARD111220 RP Regional Advanced GIS Applications 9-14 P Kesava Rao SIRD 28 28 11 92 6 168Training for Planning, Implementation Jan R R Hermon KottarakaraProgramme and monitoring of MGNREGA Keralaand Watershed Programmes224 CASDM111208 I International Strategies for sustainable 9 Jan - K Suman Chandra NIRD 27 27 9 86 28 756Training agriculture and rural 6 Feb P K NathProgramme developmentSponsor : MEA, GoI underITEC/SCAAP225 Addl RTD1112 Conference Training Quality 11-Jan D Bidari NIRD 25 25 NA 1 25Improvement Measures R P AchariCommittee Meet112 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20226 Venue Programme Venue DCC, AFRO-ASIA Conclave 16-17 DDS NIRD 19 19 NA 2 38Programme Jan227 CRCDB111214 RP Regional Credit and Recovery 16-20 B K Swain SIRD 23 23 1 86 5 115Training Management under SGSY Jan ChattisgarhProgramme228 CESD111218 T Training Effective Implementation of 16-21 V Annamalai NIRD 25 25 2 82 6 150Programme Panchayats Extension to Jan R R PrasadScheduled Areas Act, 1996229 CWLR111221 I International Water Resource Management 16–29 S S P Sharma NIRD 16 16 1 92 13 208Training Sponsor: MoRD, GoI Jan & TeamProgramme (NIRD-AARDO)230 Addl RTD1112 Colloquium National Colloquium of 17-19 D Bidari YASHADA 220 220 15 NA 3 660State Secretaries of RD& Jan PunePR and Heads of SIRDs and MaharashtraLab to Land Intiatives231 RTP1112 Training Cost-Effective Housing 17-20 JACS Rao RTP, 14 14 NA 4 56Programme Technology Jan and Team NIRD232 CWDGS11127RP Regional Gender mainstreaming in 17-21 S S Raman SIPRD 33 11 4 48 25 NA 5 240Training RD Programmes Jan KalyaniProgramme West Bengal233 CIT111212 I International Information Technology for 17 Jan– P Satish Chandra NIRD 22 22 4 88 28 616Programme Rural Development 13 Feb D S R MurthySponsor : MEA, GoI underITEC/SCAAP234 RTP1112 Training Preparation Methods of 23-25 JACS Rao RTP, 20 20 NA 3 60Programme Neem Products and Jan and Team NIRDBio-Pesticides235 CGARD111221 T Training Geoinformatics Applications 23-28 P Kesava Rao NIRD 30 30 2 78 6 180Programme in Watershed Development Jan R R HermonANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 113


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20236 CRI111219 RP Regional ToT Management of Rainwater 23-28 P SivaRam SIRD 23 6 29 4 90 6 174Programme Harvesting for Drinking Water Jan Y Gangi Reddy RaipurSponsor : DWS, MoRD, GoI Chhattisgarh237 Addl CESD1112 Training Resource Persons and 30 Jan - T Vijay Kumar NIRD 35 35 7 78 5 175Programme Master Trainers on Training 3 FebSkillsSponsored Programme238 CESD111219 T Training Strategies and Programmes 30 Jan - N V Madhuri NIRD 30 4 1 35 5 88 6 210Programme for Development of Weaker 4 FebSections239 CRI111227 T Training Planning and Management 30 Jan - S Venkatadri NIRD 32 32 3 88 6 192Programme of PMGSY 4 Feb R MurugesanSponsor : MoRD, GoI240 Addl CPME1112 Training cum Scientific Fish Culture 30 Jan - G V Raju NIRD 23 23 86 6 138Exposure Visit Practices in Andhra Pradesh 4 FebSponsor : SIRD, AssamTotal No. of Participants for the Month of January 731 23 31 40 43 1 65 76 1010 156 180 5696FEBRUAY 2012241 Addl CESD1112 Training Corporate Social 1-3Feb R R Prasad NIRD 15 15 1 70 3 45Programme Responsibility242 Addl RTD1112 Conference Training and Research 3-Feb D Bidari NIRD 50 50 NA 1 50Methodology and use of R P AchariStatistical Tools243 CWDGS111214 RP Regional Promoting Women’s Political 6-10 A Rizwana IGPR & GVS 20 1 21 11 82 5 105Training Leadership & Governance Feb JaipurProgramme in Rajasthan RajasthanSponsor : UN Women244 CWDGS111213 RP Regional Promoting Women’s Political 6-10 SS Raman SGITYL & RD 7 35 3 5 50 28 92 5 250Training Leadership & Governance in Feb PachmariProgramme Madhya Pradesh MPSponsor: UN Women114 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20245 CESD111220 RP Regional Social Audit in Rural 6-11 V Annamalai SIRD 38 1 39 1 82 6 234Training Development Feb R R Prasad MysoreProgramme Karnataka246 CGARD111222 RP Regional GIS Applications for Planning, 6-11 R R Hermon SIRD 33 1 34 4 80 6 204Training Implementation and Feb P Kesava Rao BhubaneswarProgramme monitoring of MGNREGA Orissa247 CWLR111223 RP Regional Watershed and its 6 – 11 S S P Sharma SIPRD 38 38 5 88 6 228Training effectiveness in Production Feb U H Kumar KalyaniProgramme System West BengalSponsor : DoLR, MoRD, GoI248 CRCDB111215 I International Poverty Reduction through 6 Feb - B K Swain NIRD 20 20 9 86 28 560Training Microfinance Sponsor : MEA, 6 MarProgramme GoI under ITEC/SCAAP249 MKSP Workshop Debriefing of Field visit 13-15 K P Rao NIRD 7 29 36 16 NA 3 108by exprts PRPs, CRPs Feb250 CWDGS111212 RP Regional Promoting Women’s Political 13-17 SS Raman ETC 7 26 5 38 18 91 5 190Training Leadership & Governance in Feb SamalkotProgramme Andhra PradeshSponsor : UN Women251 CWDGS111224 RP Regional Promoting Women’s Political 13-17 C S Singhal IGPRS & 13 4 13 30 9 90 5 150Training Leadership & Governance Feb GVSProgramme in Rajasthan RajasthanSponsor : UN Women252 CMRD11204 RP Regional Web Technologies and 13-18 Anil Takalkar SIRD 32 32 3 78 6 192Training Web Designing for Feb T Rama Devi MaraimalinagarProgramme information Dissemination Tamilnadu253 CRI111228 T Training Planning and Management 20-25 Y Gangi Reddy NIRD 19 19 86 6 114Programme of PMGSY Feb P SivaRamSponsor: MoRD, GoI254 CASDM111209 RP Regional Community Based Disaster 20- 25 P K Nath SIRD 24 1 25 2 84 6 150Training Management Preparedness Feb KalyaniProgramme and Coping Strategies West BengalANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 115


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20255 CRI1112 International International Training 20 Feb - P SivaRam NIRD 14 14 7 78 13 182Training Programme on Drinking 3 Mar Y Gangi ReddyProgramme Water Sponsor : MEA, GoI256 CWDGS111210 RP Regional Promoting Women’s Political 21-25 A Rizwana ANS SIRD 13 11 11 35 21 86 5 175Training Leadership & Governance Feb MysoreProgramme in Karnataka KarnatakaSponsor : UN Women257 CWDGS111222 RP Regional Promoting Women’s Political 21-25 SS Raman RRDTC 10 27 4 5 46 17 94 5 230Training Leadership & Governance Feb Madhya PradeshProgramme in Madhya PradeshSponsor : UN Women258 CWDGS111226 RP Regional Promoting Women’s Political 21-25 C S Singhal IGPRS & GVS 7 5 8 20 5 90 5 100Training Leadership & Governance in Feb RajasthanProgramme RajasthanSponsor : UN Women259 Addl CESD1112 Training Corporate Social 22-24 R R Prasad NIRD 23 23 1 74 3 69Programme Responsibility Feb260 CGARD111223 I International Geo-informatics Applications 21 Feb – V Madhava Rao NIRD 22 22 3 80 28 616Training in Rural Development 3 Apr P Kesava RaoProgramme Sponsor : MEA, GoI under R R HermonITEC/SCAAP261 CWEPA Workshop Master Trainers Training 27-28 K H Rao NIRD 50 50 NA 2 100SECC 2011 Feb262 CWDGS111215 RP Regional Promoting Women’s Political 27 Feb - SS Raman CEDOK 8 13 12 4 37 31 86 5 185Training Leadership & Governance 2 Mar DharwadProgramme in KarnatakaSponsor : UN Women263 CWDGS111218 RP Regional Promoting Women’s Political 27 Feb - C S Singhal ETC 6 4 16 4 30 22 88 5 150Training Leadership & Governance 2 Mar RajendranagarProgramme in Andhra PradeshSponsor: UN Women116 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20264 Addl CESD1112 Training Resource Persons and 27 Feb - T Vijay Kumar NIRD 32 32 9 80 5 160Programme Master Trainers on 2 MarTraining Skills265 CWLR111218 RP Regional Planning and Implementation 27 Feb - S S P Sharma IGPRS 27 27 10 92 5 135Training of Watershed Projects 2 Mar U H Kumar JaipurProgramme Sponsor : DoLR, MoRD, GoI Rajasthan266 CWDGS111230 RP Regional Promoting Women’s Political 28 Feb - SS Raman RRDTC 14 21 1 5 41 13 94 4 164Training Leadership & Governance in 3 Mar IndoreProgramme Madhya Pradesh Madhya PradeshSponsor : UN Women267 CPME111209 I International Planning for Poverty 28 Feb - B Chakravarty NIRD 19 19 12 82 28 532Training Reduction and Sustainable 27 Mar R ChinnaduraiProgramme DevelopmentSponsor : MEA, GoI underITEC/SCAAP268 CWEPA Workshop Master Trainers Training 29 Feb - K H Rao NIRD 25 25 NA 2 50SECC 2011 1 Mar269 MKSP Workshop NTFP- Project Formulation 29 Feb - K P Rao NIRD 10 25 35 3 NA 13 45512 MarTotal No. of Participants for the Month of February 440 0 147 123 78 1 75 39 903 261 219 5883MARCH 2012270 Addl RTD1112 Conference Training Quality Improvement 1-Mar D Bidari NIRD 25 25 NA 1 25Measures Committee Meet R P Achari271 Addl CWEPA1112 Workshop Making MGNREGA Robust 5-6 K H Rao NERC 30 30 NA 2 60in NE Region : Strategies Mar Guwhatifor future Assam272 CGARD111224 RP Regional Geo-informatics Applications 5-10 P Kesava Rao CGSIRD 27 3 1 31 2 80 6 186Training in Watershed Development Mar R R Hermon RaipurProgramme ChattisgarhANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 117


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20273 CWEPA111217 RP Regional Community Mobilisation for 12-16 G Rajani Kanth SIRD 40 13 53 1 94 5 265Training Demand Driven Works Mar C Dheeraja AgartalaProgramme under MGNREGA Tripura274 CWDGS111223 RP Regional Promoting Women’s Political 12-16 SS Raman ETC 5 13 4 22 9 92 5 110Training Leadership & Governance in Mar SamalkotProgramme Andhra PradeshSponsor : UN Women275 CPR1112 Regional Integrated Training 12-16 P C Sikligar NIRD-JC 3 10 5 2 20 3 92 5 100Training Programme on flagship Mar JaipurProgramme programmes of RD for Rajasthancutting edge officials andelected representatives276 Addl RTD1112 T International Management of Watershed 12 -27 D Bidari NIRD 12 12 4 88 14 168Programme for Sustainable Livelihoods Mar V K ReddyProjectsSponsor : MEA, GoI(NIRD-IAFS-II)277 RTP1112 Training Techniques on Preparation 13-16 JACS Rao RTP, 22 22 NA 4 88Programme of Sauce, Vinegar and Mar and Team NIRDTomato Sauce278 CPR111243 RP Regional Integrated Training 13-17 Y Bhaskar Rao NIRD-JC 1 8 7 16 80 5 80Training Programme on flagship Feb K Jayalakshmi JaipurProgramme programmes of RD for Rajasthancutting edge officials andelected representatives279 Addl CPME1112 Training cum Scientific Fish Culture 13-18 G V Raju NIRD 24 24 86 6 144Exposure Visit Practices in Andhra Pradesh MarSponsor : SIRD, Assam280 Addl CWLR1112 Workshop Comprehensive study in 16-17 SSP Sharma NIRD 25 25 NA 2 50impact of investment in Mar and Teamwatershed projects118 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20281 CPR111245 RP Regional Integrated Training 19 - 23 Y Bhaskar Rao NIRD-JC 10 8 18 1 90 5 90Training Programme on flagship Mar JaipurProgramme programmes of RD for Rajasthancutting edge officials andelected representatives282 CRI1112 International Management of Rural 19-28 P SivaRam Lao-PDR 17 17 1 76 10 170Training Drinking Water and Mar Y Gangi ReddyProgramme Sanitation ProjectsSposnor : MoRD, GoI(NIRD-CIRDAP)283 Addl CWEPA1112 International Desgining Participatory 19 Mar - K H Rao NIRD 8 8 90 13 104Training Strategies and Developing 1 Apr G Rajani KanthProgramme Skills on Participatory Poverty C DheerajaReduction MechanisamSponsor : MEA, GoI(NIRD-IAFS-II)284 Addl CPME1112 Training cum Scientific Fish Culture 21-26 G V Raju NIRD 25 25 80 6 150Exposure Visit Practices in Andhra Pradesh MarSponsor : SIRD, Assam285 Addl CESD1112 Training Resource Persons and 24-28 T Vijay Kumar NIRD 16 16 4 92 5 80Programme Master Trainers on MarTraining Skills286 RTP1112 Training Preparation of Detergent 26-30 JACS Rao RTP, 26 26 NA 5 130Programme Powder & Dish Wash Powder Mar and Team NIRD287 Venue Programme Venue PUNADI Programme 29-Mar Commisioner of NIRD 25 25 NA 1 25Programme Tribal WelfareTotal No. of Participants for the Month of March 172 0 41 36 29 1 37 99 415 25 100 2025ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 119


TRAINING PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED AT NIRD-NERC DURING 2011-12Annexure IIIGovt. OfficialsBankersZP/PRIs/VDB/VCVol. OrganisationNatl. State Res.& Trg. InstitutionsUniversity/CollegeInternationalOthers/PSUs/IndividualsTotalFemaleOverall effectiveness in percentageNo. of Training DaysNo. of Training MandaysS.No.Code Title of the Programme Duration Venue Team1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19APRIL 20111 NERC111202 RP Financial Management and Accounting 18-21 SIRD B N Sarma 22 3 25 11 90 4 100Procedures of DRDAs and Local Bodies Apr AizwalMizoram2 NERC111201 RP Planning and Implementation of NRLM 25-29 SIRD Sreedhar 34 1 35 8 86 5 175Apr Kohima S RamanNagaland3 NERC111205 RP Management of Social Forestry for 25-30 NERIST Binay Singh 8 3 8 2 71 4 96 19 84 6 576Sustainable Management Apr ArunachalPradeshTotal 64 3 8 6 71 4 156 38 15 851MAY 20114 Additional New Dimension in Accounting and Reporting 2-7 NERC B N Sarma 25 25 3 88 6 150Practices in PRI May5 NERC111211 T Participatory tools and techniques for Rural 16-21 NERC Binay Singh 14 8 22 1 84 6 132Drinking Water and Sanitation Professionals May P Sivaram6 NERC111212 RP Capacity Building of IWMP Functioaries 16-21 NERC K Haloi 26 26 2 84 6 156May120 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 197 NERC111214 RP Marketing Strategies and Packaging of Rural 23-28 SIPARD, Sridhar 42 42 82 6 252Products under NRLM May Tripura Seetharaman8 NERC111215 T Integrated District Planning 23-28 NERC K Haloi 13 8 21 4 88 6 126May9 NERC111216 RP PIME of RD programmes 23-28 SIRD, P C Sikligar 7 18 5 30 6 84 6 180May Meghalaya10 NERC111266 T Capacity Building of Development 23-28 NERC KK Bhattacharjee 2 2 36 40 7 86 6 240Functionaries on Sustainable Livelihood May Binay Singhunder NRLMTotal 129 0 0 36 5 0 0 36 206 23 42 1236JUNE 201111 NERC111221 RP Information, Education and Communication 13-18 NERC P SivaRam 14 20 34 10 86 6 204(IEC) for Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Jun Binay SinghProfessionals Sponsor : DWS, MoRD, GoI KK Chakraborty12 NERC111222 T Planning and Implementation of IWMP 13-18 NERC K Haloi 39 39 7 84 6 234Jun13 NERC111223 RP Participatory Planning, Implementation and 27 June- SIPARD Binay Singh 23 23 10 82 6 138Monitoring of RD Programmes 2 July Tripura S Mitra14 NERC111224 W Empowerment of SHGs 22-24 NERC S K Dutta 16 8 24 6 NA 3 72Jun15 NERC111204 T Planning and Management of IAY Jun 27- NERC S K Dutta 14 0 1 15 1 84 6 902 JulTotal 83 0 0 51 1 0 0 0 135 34 27 738JULY 201116 NERC111229 RP Management of Accounts for RD Programmes 4-9 SIPARDB N Sarma 51 51 5 86 6 306Jul Agartala, A ChoudhuryTripuraANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 121


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1917 NERC111230 T Application of GIS for Planning IWMP 4-13 NERC K Haloi 31 1 32 2 86 10 320Jul18 NERC111232 RP Capacity Building of CBO s for Holistic 25-30 ETC S K Dutta 25 25 84 6 150Rural Development through Flagship Jul Nongsder G S Lyndemprogrammes Meghalaya19 NERC111225 RP Building Federations for Floriculture groups 25-30 SIRD Binay Singh 40 40 21 82 6 240Jul Sikkim Chandrakala Rai20 NERC111235 RP Application of GIS in Watershed Projects 25-30 SPIPA Kanak Haloi 32 32 8 86 6 192Jul Gujarath21 NERC111237 T ICT Applications and E-Governance 25-30 NERC S K Ghosh 34 34 11 90 6 204Jul22 NERC111245 RP Capacity Building of Development 25-30 NERC Binay Singh 26 26 4 88 6 156Functionaries on Sustainable Livelihood Jul KK Bhattacharjeeunder NRLM, Sponsored by NECTotal 199 0 0 40 1 0 0 0 240 51 602 46 1568AUGUST 201123 NERC111213 T Rural Housing Technologies under IAY 1-6 NERC SK Dutta 23 23 90 6 138Aug24 NERC111239 RP PIME of NSAP 1-6 SIPARD, Binay Singh 20 15 25 60 23 82 6 360Aug Tripura E Sangliana25 NERC111242 T Application of GIS for Planning MG-NREGS 8-13 NERC K Haloi 20 20 2 88 6 120Aug26 NERC111234 RP Managerial Leadership for Organisational 8-13 SIPARD, Binay Singh 6 2 25 33 11 84 6 198development for Officials of ZPs and PRIs Aug Tripura S Mitra27 Additional Construction, Design and Management 16-20 SIRD, S K Dutta 74 0 74 21 90 5 370of RWSS Aug Sikkim PK ChakrabortyY Lepcha122 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1928 NERC111243 T Planning and Management of NRLM 22-27 NERC PC Sikligar 53 1 3 57 12 84 6 342Aug29 NERC111274 RP Capacity Building of Development 29 Aug- NERC Binay Singh 3 16 6 25 2 84 6 150Functionaries on Sustainable Livelihood Sep 3 KK Bhattacharjeeunder NRLM : NEC Sponsored30 NERC111246 T Implementation of BRGF through PRIs 29 Aug- NERC K Haloi 12 12 3 86 6 72Sep 3Total 211 0 33 57 3 0 0 0 304 74 688 47 1750SEPTEMBER 201131 NERC111262 RP Marketing Strategies and TQM for NRLM 5-10 SIRD Binay Singh 2 2 34 38 15 88 6 228Floriculture groups Sep Karfectar Chandrakala RaiSikkim32 NERC111248 T Financial Management for Non Financial 5-10 NIRD-NERC B N Sarma 7 23 3 33 5 88 6 198Executives Sep GuwahatiAssam33 NERC111249 RP Capacity Building of NGOs for Holistic 5-10 SIRD Binay Singh 0 30 30 21 82 6 180Rural Development through Flagship Sep Imphal Mitrajit Singhprogrammes Manipur34 NERC111209 T IEC Design for RD Flagship Programmes 12-17 NIRD-NERC S K Ghosh 4 9 13 1 90 6 78through ICT Interventions Sep35 NERC111228 RP Social Sector Development in Rural Areas 12-17 SIPARD Binay Singh 39 39 9 82 6 234Sep Agartala E SanglianaTripura36 NERC111251 T Formulation of Water Security Action Plan 12-17 NERC SK Dutta 23 5 28 2 82 6 168Sep PK Chakraborty37 NERC111253 T Role of Social Audit and VMCs under 19-24Sep NIRD-NERC S K Dutta 9 0 7 16 4 80 6 96MG-NREGSANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 123


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1938 Additional Capacity Building for Fishery Sep 26- NERC Binay Singh 1 30 31 4 86 6 186Deveopment Officials Oct 1 KK BhattacharjeeTotal 46 0 64 54 0 0 0 64 228 61 48 1368OCTOBER 201139 NERC111256 T ICT Applications for RD programmes 10-15 NERC S K Ghosh 15 15 2 92 6 90Oct40 Construction, Design and Management of 10-15 SIRD, SK Dutta 42 42 0 84 6 252RWSS Oct Nagaland PK Chakraborty41 NERC111259 T Financial Management and Accounting 12-14 NERC PC Sikligar 27 27 3 88 3 81procedures for DRDA & Local Bodies Oct42 NERC111260 RP Planning and Implementation of IWMP 17-22 SIRDMizoram K Haloi 60 60 14 82 6 360Oct43 NERC111219 RP State Training Programme on O & M of 17-22 SIRD Binay Singh 28 28 1 80 6 168Water Supply Scheme Sponsor : DWS, MoRD Oct Mizoram D DebnathI Anita Devi44 NERC111254 RP Capacity Building of Development 24-29 SIRDMizoram K Haloi 28 7 4 39 23 84 6 234Functionaries on Sustainable Livelihood Octunder NRLMTotal 200 7 4 211 43 33 1185NOVEMBER 201145 NERC111252 RP Community Participation and Social 1-5 SIPARD Binay Saingh 6 1 24 0 20 0 1 52 11 82 5 260Mobilisation for Universalisation of Nov Tripura S MitraElementary Education46 NERC111263 T GIS Applications in RD Programmes 1-5 NERC K Haloi 14 14 88 5 70Nov47 NERC111264 T Computerisation of Accounts for DRDAs 1-5 NERC B N Sarma 22 22 5 90 5 110and PRIs Nov S K Ghosh124 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1948 Additional Drinking Water Programme for 8-12 NERC S K Dutta 35 35 10 88 5 175Arunachal Pradesh Nov49 Additional Integration of the Formulation of Water Security 14-15 Dibrugarh S K Dutta 9 12 3 7 31 10 82 2 62Plan as part of Decentralised Planning Nov50 NERC1112100 RP Capacity Building for Rural Functionaries 12-17 SIPARD, Binay Singh 2 56 58 84for Livelihood Development under NRLM Nov Tripura51 NERC111273 T Application of GIS in Watershed Projects 21-26 NERC Kanak Haloi 17 17 2 88 6 102Nov52 NERC111217 T MIS for MGNREGS 28-30 NERC S K Ghosh 24 24 1 90 3 72Nov53 Additional Capacity Building for Rural Functionaries for 21-26 NERIST Binay Singh 3 27 2 32 7 82 6 192Livelihood Development under NRLM Nov Arunachal Pradesh54 Additional Capacity Building for Fishery Deveopment Nov 28- NERC Binay Singh 0 41 41 3 84 6 246Officials Dec 4 DC BondopadhyayKK Bhattacharjee55 NERC111275 RP Food Processing and Value Addition Nov 28- NERC Binay Singh 15 15 0 86 6 90for Horticulture Crops Dec 456 Additional Capacity Building for Pig Farmers Nov. 28 NERC Binay Singh 32 32 17 88 6 192of Meghalaya Dec. 3 KK BhattacharjeeTotal 177 15 51 3 20 0 107 373 66 55 1571DECEMBER 201157 Additional Capacity Building for Fishery 5-10 NERC Binay Singh 42 42 5 84 6 252Deveopment Officials Dec DC Bondopadhyay58 NERC111277 T Application of GIS for Planning IWMP 5-15 NERC K Haloi 21 21 1 84 6 126Dec59 NERC111280 RP Solid and Liquid Waste Manageent 12-17 NERC SK Dutta 24 24 1 90 6 144including ECO San Dec P K ChakrabortyANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 125


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1960 Additional Capacity Building for Fishery 15-20 NERC Binay Singh 40 40 7 86 6 240Deveopment Officials Dec DC BondopadhyayKK Bhattacharjee61 Additional Capacity Building for Rural Development 22-27 DRDA, Binay Singh 50 3 53 4 86 6 318Functionaries of NER Dec Kokrajhar K Haloi62 NERC111282 T MIS on MG-NREGS 19-24 NERC SK Ghosh 21 21 90 6 126Dec63 NERC111281 RP Geo Informatics Applications in 19-24 UIRD K Haloi 28 28 88 6 168Watershed Development Dec RudrapurUttarakhandTotal 353 0 15 54 3 20 0 189 634 101 103 3137JANUARY 201264 Additional Workshop for NLM (Ministry of RD, GoI 20-21 NERC Binay Singh 45 45 NA 2 90Jan KK Bhattacharjee65 NERC111286 T Network and Web Applications for 23-28 NERC S K Ghosh 34 34 8 92 6 204Management of RD programmes Jan66 Additional Workshop on Development of Course 24-25 NERC SK Dutta 18 18 7 NA 3 54Module on Water and Sanitation Jan67 NERC111289 T Integrated District Planning Jan 30- NERC K Haloi 15 15 90 6 90Feb 468 NERC111290 RP Capacity Building of Development Jan 30- SIRD Sikkim S K Dutta 19 19 38 8 84 6 228Functionaries on Sustainable Livelihood Feb 4under NRLM : NEC Sponsored69 Additional Capacity Building for Fishery 30 Jan - NERC B Singh 2 33 35 84 6 210Deveopment Officials Feb 4 DC BondopadhyayTotal 88 0 0 19 0 0 0 78 185 23 29 876126 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19FEBRUARY 201270 NERC111292 T New Dimensions in Accounting and Reporting 6-8 NERC B N Sarma 25 25 6 86 3 75Practices of Local Bodies and PRI(s) Feb71 NERC111293 S Funds Flow Pattern under IAY-Assessment 6-8 SIPARD SK Dutta 12 12 1 NA 3 36Mobilisation and Control Feb Tripura S Mitra72 Capacity Building for Fishery Deveopment 6-11 NERC B Singh 2 35 37 8 86 6 222Officials Feb DC Bondopadhyay73 NERC111296 T Planning and Management of NRLM 13-18 NERC S K Dutta 34 34 8 86 6 204Feb74 NERC111297 RP PIME of IWMP 20-25 SIRD, K Haloi 35 35 11 84 6 210Feb Kohima75 Additional Capacity Building for Fishery 20-25 NERC B Singh 1 37 38 5 84 6 228Deveopment Officials Feb DC Bondopadhyay76 NERC111298 T Marketing Strategies and Total Quality 20-25 NERC Binay Singh 14 2 16 1 86 6 96Management in NRLM Feb77 Additional Capacity Building of the members of 27-29 NERC K Haloi 23 23 2 88 3 69WDT and WC Feb78 Additional Capacity Building for Fishery Feb. 27- NERC B Singh 2 28 30 0 86 6 180Deveopment Officials Mar 3 DC BondopadhyayTotal 148 2 100 250 42 45 1320MARCH 201279 Additional Capacity Building for Rural Functionaries for 6-11 DRDA, K Haloi 35 3 38 8 88 6 228Livelihood Development under NRLM Mar Kokrajhar80 Additional Capacity Building for Fishery Deveopment 12-17 NERC B Singh 1 22 23 86 0Officials Mar DC BondopadhyayANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 127


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1981 NERC111295 RP PIME of RD Programmes 12-17 SIRD, Binay Singh 6 27 33 9 84 6 198Mar Sikkim KK BhattacharjeeGanga Sharma82 NERC111284 T IWMP with Special Focus on Livelihood 12-17 NERC K Haloi 44 44 6 86 6 264Mar83 Additional Capacity Building for Fishery Deveopment 19-24 NERC B Singh 3 37 40 82 6 240Officials Mar DC Bondopadhyay84 NERC111238 RP Capacity Building of Development 19-24 NERC Binay Singh 1 19 20 2 88 6 120Functionaries on Sustainable Livelihood Mar KK Bhattacharjeeunder NRLM85 Additional Problem of Poor Credit Flow and other 22-23 NERC Sudhir Shyam 6 10 16 4 NA 2 32related issues on Financial Inclusion Mar SK Dutta86 NERC111294 W Role of Traditional Institutions in Management 22-24 NERC K Haloi 8 8 3 19 3 NA 3 57of Natural Resources Mar87 NERC111238 RP Capacity Building of Development 26-31 NERC Binay Singh 1 28 29 86 6 174Functionaries on Sustainable Livelihood Mar KK Bhattacharjeeunder NRLM88 NERC111287 RP IMIS and Water Quality Testing and 26-31 NERC SK Dutta 1 19 20 2 84 6 120Monitoring for DWS Functionaries Mar PK ChakrabortyB SinghTotal 105 1 106 8 3 0 59 282 34 47 1433128 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


Annexure - IVTRAINING PROGRAMMES AT NIRD-EASTERN REGIONAL CENTRE (ERC), PATNA, BIHAR DURING THE YEAR 2011-12Govt. OfficialsBankers & Comm Orgns.ZP & PRIsVol. Orgns/ NGOsNatl. / State Instts for Res. & TrgUniv. / CollegesInternationalOthers (PSUs / Individuals)TotalFemaleNo. of Training DaysNo. of Training MandaysS.No.Code Type Title of the Programme Duration Faculty Venue1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19APRIL 20111 ERC111201 T Training Information Communication 11-15 G V Satyanarayana ERC 30 7 37 2 5 185Programme Technologies (ICTs) for Apr E V P RaoRural Developmentfunctionaries2 ERC111202 T Training Community Based Disaster 18- 23 E V P Rao ERC 16 20 36 14 6 216Programme Management Apr G V Satyanarayana3 ERC111203 W Workshop Strategies for Disaster 26-28 E V Prakash Rao ERC 12 22 34 16 3 102Management AprTotal No. of Participants for the Month of April 30 7 28 42 107 32 14 503MAY 20114 ERC111204 T Training Information Technology (IT) 16-20 G V Satyanarayana ERC 10 25 35 11 5 175Programme Application in Management Mayof RD Programmes5 ERC111205 T Training CBDM : Preparedness 16-21May E V P Rao ERC 15 22 37 12 6 222Programme and Coping Strategies6 ERC111206 T Training Computer Applications for May 30- G V Satyanarayana ERC 19 14 2 35 4 5 175Programme Rural Development Jun 3 E V P RaofunctionariesTotal No. of Participants for the Month of May 29 54 24 107 27 16 572ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 129


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19JUNE 20117 ERC111207 T Study cum Community Based Disaster 6-18 E V P Rao NIRD 12 5 16 15 48 8 13 624Exposure Management Jun G V SatyanarayanaVisit (AP)8 ERC111208 T Training ICT Applications for Jun 27 - G V Satyanarayana ERC 20 9 29 5 5 145Programme effective programme 1 Julimplementation9 ERC111209 T Training Disaster Mitigation : Jun 27- E V P Rao ERC 33 2 35 8 6 210Programme Rehabilitation Approaches 1 Juland StrategiesTotal No. of Participants for the Month of June 32 5 58 17 112 21 24 979JULY 201110 ERC111210 RP Regional Community Based Disaster 4-9 E V P Rao SIRD 4 40 3 47 6 6 36Training Management Jul G V Satyanarayana SikkimProgramme11 ERC111211 T Training Information Technology(IT) 11-15 G V Satyanarayana ERC 18 9 27 10 5 50Programme Application in Management Julof RD Programmes12 ERC111212 T Training Community Initiatives for 11-16 E V P Rao ERC 4 26 30 7 6 42Programme Disaster Preparedness Jul13 ERC111213 RP Regional Information Communication 18-23 G V Satyanarayana NERC 10 6 16 6 96Training Technologies (ICTs) for Jul E V P RaoProgramme Rural Developmentfunctionaries14 ERC111214 T Training Community Based 25-30 E V P Rao ERC 14 21 35 15 6 210Programme Disaster Management Jul G V SatyanarayanaTotal No. of Participants for the Month of July 28 22 102 3 155 38 29 434130 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19AUGUST 201115 ERC111215 W Workshop Strategies for Disaster 2-4 E VPrakash Rao ERC 6 13 24 43 3 3 129Management Aug G V Satyanarayana16 ERC111216 T Training Information Technology (IT) 16-20 G V Satyanarayana ERC 25 9 34 4 5 170Programme Application in Management Aug E V P Raoof RD Programmes17 ERC111217 T Training CBDM : Preparedness and 22-27 E V P Rao ERC 3 8 24 35 5 6 210Programme Coping Strategies Aug G V SatyanarayanaTotal No. of Participants for the Month of August 25 9 30 48 112 12 14 509OCTOBER 201118 ERC111222 T Training Information Technology (IT) 10-14 G V Satyanarayana ERC 13 8 21 4 5 105Programme Application in Management Oct E V P Raoof RD Programmes19 ERC111224 RP Regional Computer Applications for 17-21 G V Satyanarayana NERC 6 7 13 5 5 65Training productivity Enhancement Oct E V P RaoProgramme of RD functionaries20 ERC111225 T Training CBDM for NGOs and CBOs 17-22 E V P Rao ERC 36 36 3 6 216Programme and Civil Defence Volunteers Oct G V SathyanarayanaTotal No. of Participants for the Month of October 55 15 70 12 16 386NOVEMBER 201121 ERC111229 T Training CBDM for Professionals Nov 28 – E V Prakash Rao ERC 3 33 36 8 6 216Programme and Social Activists Dec 3 G V SathyanarayanaTotal No. of Participants for the Month of November 3 33 36 8 6 216ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 131


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19DECEMBER 201122 ERC111231 RP Study cum Panchayati Raj Institutions 5-17 E V Prakash Rao SIRDExposure in Capacity Building for Dec G V Sathyanarayana KottarakaraVisit (KL) Disaster Mitigation Kerala23 ERC111232 T Training IT Applications in 12-17 D Debnath ERC 4 30 4 38 8 6 228Programme Management in RD DecProgrammesTotal No. of Participants for the Month of December 4 30 4 38 8 6 228JANUARY 201224 ERC111233 RP Regional Strategies for Disaster 2-7 E V Prakash Rao SIRD 37 37 9 6 222Training Management Jan G V Satyanarayana Ela FarmProgramme Goa25 ERC111227 RW Regional Strategies for Disaster 17-19 E V Prakash Rao ERC 2 29 31 5 3 93Workshop Management Jan26 ERC111240 RP Regional Community Based Disaster 23-28 E V P Rao ERC 39 39 7 6 234Training Management JanProgrammeTotal No. of Participants for the Month of January 2 105 107 21 15 549FEBRUARY 201227 ERC111236 T Training Community Initiatives for 6-11 E V P Rao ERC 29 11 40 11 6 240Programme Disaster Preparedness Feb28 ERC111238 T Training Drought Management, 20-25 E V P Rao ERC 34 34 6 204Programme Dryland Farming, Livestock FebManagement and BestAgricultural Pracitices inDisaster-Prone areasTotal No. of Participants for the Month of February 29 45 74 11 12 444132 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19MARCH 201229 ERC111242 T Training Community Based 12-17 EV Prakash Rao ERC 31 31 6 6 186Programme Disaster Management MarTotal No. of Participants for the Month of March 31 31 6 6 186ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 133


TRAINING PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED AT NIRD-JC, JAIPUR DURING THE YEAR 2011-12Annexure - VGovt. OfficialsBankers & Comm Orgns.ZP & PRIsVol. Orgns/ NGOsNatl. / State Instts for Res. & TrgUniv. / CollegesInternationalOthers (PSUs / Individuals)Total ParticipantsFemaleNo. of Training DaysNo. of Training MandaysS.No.Code Type Title of the Programme Duration Faculty Venue1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 191 NIRD-JC111201 T Training Planning and Management 11-16 Joseph Abraham NIRD-JC 21 21 6 126Programme of MGNREGA works for Aprindividual beneficiariesTotal No. of Participants for the Month of Apr 21 21 6 1262 NIRD-JC111203 T Regional Planning and 2-6 V Suresh Babu UIRD 28 28 5 140Training Implementation of May RudrapurProgramme MGNREGS Uttarakhand3 NIRD-JC111204 T Training Capacity Building and 9-14 Joseph Abraham NIRD-JC 15 15 6 90Programme Good Governance of PRIs Mayfor effective implementationof MGNREGSTotal No. of Participants for the Month of May 43 43 11 2304 NIRD-JC111208 T Training Promoting Transparency 13-18 Joseph Abraham NIRD-JC 8 12 9 29 5 6 174Programme and accountability under JunMGNREGA5 NIRD-JC111210RP Regional Convergence of Centrally 20 – 25 V Suresh Babu SIRD 29 29 6 6 174Training Sponsored Schemes Jun M.NagarProgramme under MGNREGS Tamil Nadu134 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 196 NIRD-JC111207 RP Regional Geoinformatics Applications 20-25 H K Solanki DDU 23 2 25 6 150Training in Watershed Development Jun SIRDProgramme LucknowUttar Pradesh7 NIRD-JC111211 T Training Participation of persons 27-30 Joseph Abraham NIRD-JC 6 7 8 21 7 4 84Programme with disabiliy in MGNREGA Jun K P KumaranTotal No. of Participants for the Month of June 66 19 19 104 18 22 5828 NIRD-JC111212 RP Regional Geoinformatics Applications 4-9 H K Solanki IGPRS 21 21 6 126Training in Watershed, MGNREGS Jul JaipurProgramme Rajasthan9 NIRD-JC111213 RP Regional Genral Administration of 18-23 H K Solanki NIRD-JC 7 6 3 1 17 2 6 102Training PRIs and Local Good JulProgramme Governance10 NIRD-JC111215 RP Regional ICT interventions for 25-30 V Suresh Babu Gujarath 23 23 2 6 138Training effective implementation JulProgramme of MGNREGSTotal No. of Participants for the Month of July 51 6 3 1 61 4 18 36611 NIRD-JC111217 RP Regional Geoinformatics Applications 1-6 H K Solanki CTAE, 14 2 17 33 10 6 198Training in Watershed, MGNREGS Aug MPUAT,Programme UdaipurTotal No. of Participants for the Month of August 14 2 17 33 10 6 19812 NIRD-JC111221 RP Regional Geoinformatics Applications 5-10 H K Solanki UIRD, 19 6 25 5 6 150Training in Watershed Development Sep Rudrapur,Programme UttarakhandTotal No. of Participants for the Month of September 19 6 25 5 6 15013 NIRD-JC111226 RP Regional Geoinformatics Applications 10-15 H K Solanki IGPRS 20 20 6 120Training in Watershed,MGNREGS Oct JaipurProgramme RajasthanANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 | 135


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1914 NIRD-JC111227 T Training Strengthening of technical 17-22 H K Solanki NIRD-JC 19 19 1 6 114Programme inputs in MGNREGS OctTotal No. of Participants for the Month of October 39 39 1 12 23415 NIRD-JC111233 T Training Strengthening of technical 21-26 H K Solanki NIRD-JC 19 3 1 23 6 138Programme inputs in Watershed NovProgrammesTotal No. of Participants for the Month of November 19 3 1 23 6 13816 NIRD-JC111236 RP Regional Geo-informatics Applications 5-10 H K Solanki PJN SIRD 26 26 3 6 156Training in Watershed Development Dec Mohali PunjabProgramme (Nabha Campus)Total No. of Participants for the Month of December 26 26 3 6 15617 NIRD-JC111243 T Training Planning and Implementation 16-21 H K Solanki NIRD-JC 16 9 25 6 6 150Programme of Watershed Projects Jan18 NIRD-JC111245 T Training Strengthening of technical 31 Jan- H K Solanki NIRD-JC 17 2 19 3 5 95Programme inputs in MGNREGS 4 FebTotal No. of Participants for the Month of January 33 11 44 9 11 24519 NIRD-JC111248 T Training Planning and Implementation 21-25 H K Solanki NIRD-JC 18 1 19 1 5 95Programme of Watershed Projects FebTotal No. of Participants for the Month of February 18 1 19 1 5 9520 NIRD-JC111246 RP Training Geo-Informatics Applications: 12-16 H K Solanki AFRI, 17 1 7 5 30 3 5 150Programme Watershed, MGNREGS Mar JodhpurTotal No. of Participants for the Month of March 17 1 7 5 30 3 5 150136 | ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12

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