Communication and Capacity Development
The HRD and IEC programmes under the rural water supply programme have been merged in 2004-05 and GoI provides 100% grant-in aid to establish Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU) in all States/UTs. Before taking up piped water supply projects in a village, VWSC should be formed, their members trained and they should be involved in selection of source and system, estimating demand quantity, planning, monitoring, construction and in operation and maintenance. This requires targeted IEC and HRD activities in such villages. The aim is to create awareness among rural people on all aspects of rural water supply and its related issues and to enhance the capacity of the Panchayati Raj Institutions/Local Bodies/VWSC with the objective of enabling them to take up planning, implementation and operation and maintenance activities related to rural water supply systems. NRDWP (Support) funds will be provided for activities under the CCDU, as per the guidelines given in Annexure IV of NRDWP guidelines.