Centre for Development Studies - Overview


Projects Handled: CDS-TSIPARD handled the projects of the following external                                agencies.
UNICEF : Water and sanitation project which was closed in 2003.  
Royal Netherlands Embassy : Water Conservation Mission (WCM) project which                                                    was closed on 31.12.2004.
DFID : Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project (APRLP) which was closed on              31.12.2007.  Giripragathi Programme of SERP which was closed on              01.12.2008.
UNDP : Micro-Capital grant towards preparing 4 modules and 3 films on NREGS                for countrywide use in 2008.  Task was accomplished.

    Recruitment conducted for various contract positions during 2009-13:

  • Recruited 1961 Engineering Consultants under MGNREGS in Rural Development Department.
  • Recruited 809 Field level functionaries in Horticulture department.
  • Recruited 113 Assistant Project Directors in A.P. Community based Tank Management Programme (I&CAD department).
  • Recruited 120 functionaries in Employment Generation & Marketing Mission (EGMM).
  • Recruited 110 Technical Consultants in Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP).

  • Trainings conducted during 2009-13:

  • Trainings were conducted on People’s participation in Development programmes, Rural Development Research, Millennium Development Goals, RTI and Empowerment of Citizens for various functionaries of NGOs, civil society organizations and universities.
  • National AIDS Control Organisation, New Delhi sanctioned State Training and Resource Centre to CDS-TSIPARD in 2010.   STRC conducted trainings to 9780 functionaries of NGOs in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. 

    Films produced:

  • The following films were produced and telecasted through Mana T.V. programme for the awareness of elected representatives of PRIs.
  • People’s Participation in Development Programmes
  • Livelihood opportunities in Rural Areas