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New Delhi, February 8, 2010
The Department of Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation under the Ministry of Rural Development has identified 20 institutions as National Resource Centres (NRCs) to help the States and their agencies in developing their information, education and communication (IEC) strategy as well as capacity building of different stakeholders.
As key resource centres (KRCs), the identified institutions, located around the country, are expected to, among other things, build the capacity of key resource persons at the State level as well as key programme managers and key resource persons in each district.
They will also provide technical guidance to the States in establishing and proper functioning of the Communication & Capacity Development Unit (CCDUs), expand technical guidance for implementation of reform initiatives in different districts allocated to them; and organize orientation workshops, meetins and training for main stakeholders at the State level.
An official press release said the Government had told the identified institutions to prepare an action plan for 2010-11 by March 15.
The identified institutions are: National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad, Uttarakhand Academy of Administration (UAA), Nainital, NIRD, Guwahati, Gujarat Jalsewa Training Institute (GJTI), Gandhinagar, Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, XLRI, Jamshedpur, Anna University, Chennai, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, National Water Academy, Pune, Arghyam, Bangalore, Centre for Science & Environment, New Delhi, Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad, CGWB Training Institute, Faridabad, School of Environmental Studies, Jadhavpur University, NESAC, Shillong, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR), LLBSNAA, Mussoorie, WASH Institute, Plan India, New Delhi and IMMT, Bhubaneswar.