Centre for Natural Resource Management


Training and Capacity building activities of Rural Development Department functionaries. 

Developing CLRCs/DLRCs into sustainable institutions. 

Providing Rural Development inputs to PRI functionaries. 

Developing competencies in management of Watershed, National Rural Employment Guaranty Act (NREGA), Comprehensive Land Development Programme CLDP, Andhra Pradesh Water And Land Tree Act (APWALTA), Geo Information System (GIS), Bio fuel, Rural Livelihoods, Common property resources and act as resource centre. 

Identifying the best practices and taking up the documentation of the same. 

Social Audit and Right to Information- Training / Capacity Building / Facilitation

Watershed Evaluation 

Preparation of modules/training material on all the above subjects. 

Comprehensive Land Development Programme (CLDP) Model Blocks evaluation 

Consortium Activities

Act as a link agency with National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD). 

Providing Rural Development perspectives to Revenue officials being trained by Land Cell. 

Collecting Training Details from Rural Development departments, organized independent of APARD and at the district level and to provide the information to the Deputy Director (Training). 

Capacity Building Need Assessment in Rural Development 

Trainings on Energy Conservation and Bio Fuels-MoU between PCRA and AMR-APARD. 

Land use and Plantation at APARD and Extinction T raining Center (ETC), Rajendranagar. 

Evaluation Studies - Watershed Evaluation: 

Government of India have stipulated 2 Evaluations for each batch of Watersheds. Midterm Evaluation is to be conducted in the 2nd year of Project after releasing 45% of the Project cost. It is a concurrent Evaluation. 3rd installment of grants is released only after the Evaluation Report is sent to Government of India. 

Final Evaluation studies are conducted on completion of the Project works. The Evaluation studies are meant to ensure the quality & quantity of works involving the farmers to achieve the objective of programme. The Evaluators are also expected to guide the project implementing organization & farming community. 

AMR-APARD has been nominated as nodal agency for arranging the evaluation studies through Govt. of India approved Empanelled Evaluators. Normally Empanelling is done by APARD & State Government, and Government of India approves the panel basing on their Bio-data. 

Watershed evaluation for each batch by 3rd Party is made mandatory for DPAP, DDP & Integrated Wasteland Development Projects. 

From September, 2005 so far Evaluation Reports are furnished to the Commissioner Rural Development. APARD offers the suggestions on the Evaluation Report for the steps to be taken for further improvement.


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