In the wake of the reorganization of districts in the State of Telangana, the State Government in collaboration with Dr. Marri Chenna Reddy Human Resources Development (MCRHRD) Institute took a lead in reorienting and capacity building the District Officers and Head of the Departments (HODs). The programme was attended by 120 HODs and District Officers from Karimnagar and Rajanna Sircilla districts.
The following officials presided over the inaugural session:
- Mr. Sarfaraz Ahmad, IAS, District Collector, Karimnagar
- Mr. D. Krishna Bhaskar, IAS, District Collector, Rajanna Sircilla
- Prof. Gautam Pingle, Dean of Studies & Head, Centre for Telangana Studies
- Dr. G R Reddy, IES (Retd.), Advisor to Government of Telangana, Finance
- Mr. L Shashanka, Commissioner, Karimnagar Municipal Corporation
The inaugural address was delivered by Dr. G R Reddy. In his address, he mentioned about the activities of CIPS and also explained how it could be of help to the HODs/District Officers
The welcome address was delivered by Prof. Gautam Pingle.
The sessions with a brief description for each are as follows:
- Economy of Telangana: Challenges and Opportunities.
Dr.S. Satyanarayana, IES,
Joint Director, Fiscal
Analysis Cell, CGG.
The presentation started off with the historical legacy of Telangana economy. The speaker focused on the macroeconomic trends in the State of Telangana i.e. the data pertaining to the Gross State Domestic Product, Growth, per capita income, employment. A sectoral analysis was presented, this comprised of Agriculture (Primary), Industrial (Secondary) and Service (Tertiary) sectors.
Further, he also laid emphasis on State Public Finances, Inflation, Demographic dividends and analysed Skill Gap.
- Urban Development and Flagship Programs.
Dr. V. Deepa Nair
Professor & Head
CUDS, Dr. MCR HRD Institute of Telangana.
The speaker initiated the presentation with the definition and concept of Urbanization. Rise of megacities in India, policies and legislations were discussed under steps taken by the Government to improve urban development. Later, some of the milestones in the AMRUT Scheme were highlighted.
The strategy of Smart City with the priority areas were explained in the context of the Smart City Mission of Govt. of India. Different stages pertaining to the selection of a Smart City was touched upon the speaker. Velib (a program in Paris) and park for the disabled at Nalgonda X Roads (Hyderabad) were shown as some good practises.
Furthermore, an account of the Pune as a Smart City was presented by Dr. Deepa.
- District Knowledge & Information Centre (DKIC): A Decision support system at district level.
The presentation started with the aims and role of DKIC in the State of Telangana, this included the key initiatives and outputs of DKIC. The objectives of Samagra Kutumba Survey (Household Survey) and the data usage in Planning Process (Health & Education) were elucidated by the speaker.
Mr. Ravi ended the session with a few graphical representations which portrayed various socio-economic indicators.
- An Overview of Asset Mapping Project – A case study of Huzurabad Assembly constituency.
Scientist, Telangana Remote Sensing Applications Centre (TRAC).
Initially, a brief profile of TRAC and an introduction to the Geographical Information System (GIS), Multi-Spectral Remote Sensing and Geo-Spectral Data was presented. The speaker threw light on the various types of spectral resolutions with the help of the real time satellite images.
The concept of asset mapping was described with a detailed case study of the Huzurabad constituency. Various socio-economic indicators (such as the sex ratio, literacy rate and the distribution of different communities) and community resources (Schools, minor irrigation facilities under Mission Kakatiya) were mapped on to the satellite generated imagery.
Further, the use of mobile technology for agriculture Mapping and Bhuvan Panchayat-Asset mapping modules were explained. Later, he concluded the session with the classification of assets and the Integrated Seasonal Condition Monitoring System (ISMS).
- Water Resources Management: Utilization of Godavari & Krishna waters.
Dr. Panduranga Rao
The speaker initiated the presentation with satellite images of Godavari and Krishna basins in the state of Telangana. He put his thought by explaining the impact of Babhli and eleven Other Projects on Sri Ram Sagar Project with Socio-Economic implications on Telangana and gave a brief account of the proposed projects between Jaikwadi & Babhli.
Later, he stressed upon the importance of lifting water in the State for irrigational purposes. Further, an overview of the Yellampally Barriage, Inchampally Project and Devadula lift irrigation scheme was presented.
A detailed study of irrigation technology of Kakatiyas was explained and various satellite images of different dams and projects were shown. Furthermore, he concluded by highlighting the major factors that are considered while proposing a project i.e. technical feasibilities, economic viability and political sagacity.