HRD

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State Human Resource Development Cell

Background

Experience of providing safe & potable water in rural &urban areas suggest that sustainability of such community services largely depend on participation of people at large * & developing adequate technical skill at grass-root level for proper upkeep of these assets. Literacy percentage in rural areas being low, it was considered appropriate to large focus attention to rural areas in the first phase. Consequently sensitive villages from each village panchayat have been programmed to give them exposure on these counts. So far 61740 villagers have been given sort term training on four such identified areas namely Community Service Motivators, Health &Hygiene Motivators, Masonry works and Hand Pumps Mechanics Work.

One of the functions entrusted to U.P.Jal Nigam in the year 1975 was to assess the requirements for manpower & training in relation to water supply & sewerage services in the state.Accordingly a separate "Training Cell" was made operative to perform this function in U.P.Jal Nigam.

Recognising the work performance of the Training Cell in U.P.Jal Nigam, Government of India accorded approval for establishing State Human Resources Development (HRD) Cell under U P Jal Nigam for conducting training courses and other related Human Resource Development activities in the year 1995. Accordingly merging the existing Training Cell the State H.R.D. Cell was established in U. P. Jal Nigam in the year 1996. Subsequently U. P. Government laid down the following basic functions and responsibilities of this State Human Resources Development Cell.

  • Orienting and sensitising decision makers, administrators and planners.
  • To assess need of training & requirement of trainers for creating a cadre of district level resources persons to train Grass Root Level functionaries.
  • To function as a data bank of district level resource persons.
  • Selection of trainers as well as trainees and their deployment.
  • To arrange Grass Root Level Trainings in different themes viz Hand Pump Mechanic, Mason for rural sanitation, motivators to develope awareness about health and hygiene practices and also to mobilise community participation..
  • Providing in service training for professionals for improving performance levels and productivity.
  • To act as Co-ordinating/ Nodal agency for co-ordination between important teaching/ training institutes, Rural Development Ministry and other state level agencies working for training programmes.
  • Improving the capabilities of technological sector in rural water supply to provide innovative cost affordable and appropriate technologies.

Staffing Pattern

The H. R. D. Cell is headed by an Executive Director who holds the rank of Chief Engineer. He is assisted by Director in the rank of Superintending Engineer, one Joint Director in the rank of Executive Engineer, two Deputy Directors (Assistant Engineer) along with eight Field Officers (Junior Engineer) and other supporting ministerial staff.

To arrange Grass Root Level Trainings in different themes viz Hand Pump Mechanic, Mason for rural sanitation, motivators to develope awareness about health and hygiene practices and also to mobilise community participation..

Providing in service training for professionals for improving performance levels and productivity.

To act as Co-ordinating/ Nodal agency for co-ordination between important teaching/ training institutes, Rural Development Ministry and other state level agencies working for training programmes.

Improving the capabilities of technological sector in rural water supply to provide innovative cost affordable and appropriate technologies.

Staffing Pattern

The H. R. D. Cell is headed by an Executive Director who holds the rank of Chief Engineer. He is assisted by Director in the rank of Superintending Engineer, one Joint Director in the rank of Executive Engineer, two Deputy Directors (Assistant Engineer) along with eight Field Officers (Junior Engineer) and other supporting ministerial staff.

Activities of HRD

To fulfil the delineated objectives following activities were taken up by the Cell.

Grass Root Level Training ( G. R. L. T. ) in different focal themes.

The targets for skill development at grass root level was to train at least one villager selected from each village panchayat in each of the following three focal themes. Duration of each training was 5 days.

  • Hand Pump Mechanic training for maintenance of hand pumps at village level.
  • Training of Mason of construction of low cost toilets and sanitation system at village level.
  • Training to a motivator from each village panchayat to mobilise community participation, creation of awareness towards health and hygiene practices and community support.

The State comprises of 52029 Village Panchayats which are grouped in 820 Development Blocks. Total 61740 persons were trained in the above slated 3 themes.These persons belong to 17800 Village Panchayats forming part of 283 Development Blocks. Still at least 34250 persons need to be trained in each of the above 3 themes to achieve the desired goal. Number of persons trained in above 3 themes so far are categorised below :

Total No. of Grampanchayat = 52029
CategaryPersons Trained up to 12/05
H.P. Mechanics 20720
Mason for low cost sanitation 19620
Health and hygiene promoters and support motivators 21840
Total 62180

ii) Sector Professional Training

In service training to professionals for enhancing their capacity & capability in various subjects including MIS (Computer) training programmes. Total 1100 officers and subordinate staff were trained through different courses.

iii) Awareness Programmes

Information, Education & communication (I.E.C.) related activities to create awareness in all sections of the society including public representatives regarding use of safe drinking water, importance of sanitation and their relationship with community health with a view to change their behaviour to use, maintain, protect & sustain the assets created for safe water supply & sanitation. Awareness programme was carried out through radio broadcast.

iv) Policy Workshops

Organisation of State and District level workshops for framing of strategies and framing of implementation policies in the sector. Total 61 of the total 70 districts of the state were covered by organising district level workshops.

METHODOLOGY ADOPTED FOR ABOVE ACTIVITIES

Selection of trainees for Grass Root Level Training (G. R. L. T.) was done by a village panchayat level committee known as water supply and sanitation committee ( WATSAN ), which is headed by village pradhan. Training to the selected candidates was given by organising training camps at block level with the help of support organisations (N.G.O.). 102 support organisations were registered in the State H. R. D. Cell for conducting such trainings in different parts of the state. Resource persons for these trainings were selected from the concerning departments at the district level.

Sector Professional training was given to the officers at H. R. D. Cell and also at different institutions which organise & conductshort- term in-service training programme in various themes related to water supply and sewerage besides computer related subjects.

Policy workshops were being organised at district level in consultation with a committee headed by District Magistrate .

Monitoring of Activities of State H. R. D. Cell

H. R. D. activities were being monitored at state level by an apex body which was headed by Principal Secretary, Rural Development, U. P. Govt. and at district and block level by the committees which are headed by District Magistrate and Block Pramukhs. These committees have been constituted by the state govt. as per guidelines stated in Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission Report.

Since April 2003 activities, which were being conducted by State HRD Cell, UP Jal Nigam have been entrusted to State Water & Sanitation Mission (SWSM) by the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. Hence no work is being carried out by State Human Resource Development Cell, Up Jal Nigam under Rajeev Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission related to Gross Root Level Training, Sector Professional Training, Awareness Programmers & Policy workshops since April, 2003.

(v) Other Activities

Unicef sponsored training programmes for capacity building of Jal Nigam engineers

Trainings conducted so far are for junior level as well as senior level officers. Total 776 officers of the organisations were trained. Departmental accounts training to 90 employees have also been given.

Unicef Assisted Hand Pump Mechanics Training Programme:- Unicef Assisted Hand Pump Mechanics Training Programme has been started since July' 05 in District-Lalitpur.

During this training defective hand pumps are also repaired by the trainees. Defective parts are made available by the Unicef free of cost

Details of Handpump Mechanics Training in Distt.-Lalitpur conducted so far

S.No.Total Batches of TrainingsTotal Trained MechanicsNo. of Handpumps repaired during training
Level-CLevel-BLevel-CLevel-B
2005-06 25 21 248 61 334
2006-07 38 36 380 106 625
Total 63 57 628 167 959

Unicef Assisted E.P.D. works:-

Environmental Protection Drives & Upgradation works around India Mark-II Hand Pumps in Distt.-Lalitpur, Balia & Lakhimpur Kheri are also being carried out. E.P.D. works around 550 Handpumps in Distt.-Lalitpur, 68 Handpumps in Distt.-Ballia & 20 Handpumps in Distt.-Lakhimpur Kheri have been done so far.

Preparation of Documentary Films with the assistance of Unicef :-

Under Unicef Assisted Programme following two documentary films were initially developed in Hindi:-

  • Documentary film on Force Lift Handpump (FLHP).
  • Documentary film on Operation and Maintenance of Handpumps.

These films generated considerable interest and were very much appreciated by viewers. Hence both the films have been dubbed in English for wider circulation, both in India & abroad.

(vi) SUSTAINABILITY OF SOURCES AND SYSTEMS

Problem Identification: -

The depleting ground water throughout the state has become a matter of concern for state Government as well as to Govt. of India. It has endangered the fate of drinking water sources, like open wells, tube wells and India Mark-II hand pumps, which in fact are the principal source of drinking water to the majority of people in rural area of our country. The over exploitation of ground water, poor recharge and environmental degradation and scarce rains are the reasons which leave the sources dry and systems becoming defunct. This also leads to the emergence of quality related problems such as excess fluoride, arsenic contamination and salinity ingress in the drinking water sources. Thus the sustainability of water supply system is seriously questioned and it has become a burning problem of the state sector.

Ground Water Department, U.P. has been nominated as Nodal Agency for management, planning and monitoring of ground water along with co-ordination of various projects related to ground water recharging and rain water harvesting vide G.O. No.- 1624/62-1-2400-7-WP/2004 TC, dated 08.11.04.

141 Blocks in 36 districts out of total 820 blocks in the state of Uttar Pradesh have been identified by the Ground Water Department, U.P. where water table is below 8 meters from ground level and ground water table is continuously depleting. Only in these 141 Blocks ground water recharge measures are to be adopted. In remaining 679 Blocks, ground water recharge is naturally under control. District wise Numbers of these 141 blocks are tabulated below:- >The depleting ground water throughout the state has become a matter of concern for state Government as well as to Govt. of India. It has endangered the fate of drinking water sources, like open wells, tube wells and India Mark-II hand pumps, which in fact are the principal source of drinking water to the majority of people in rural area of our country. The over exploitation of ground water, poor recharge and environmental degradation and scarce rains are the reasons which leave the sources dry and systems becoming defunct. This also leads to the emergence of quality related problems such as excess fluoride, arsenic contamination and salinity ingress in the drinking water sources. Thus the sustainability of water supply system is seriously questioned and it has become a burning problem of the state sector.

Ground Water Department, U.P. has been nominated as Nodal Agency for management, planning and monitoring of ground water along with co-ordination of various projects related to ground water recharging and rain water harvesting vide G.O. No.- 1624/62-1-2400-7-WP/2004 TC, dated 08.11.04.

141 Blocks in 36 districts out of total 820 blocks in the state of Uttar Pradesh have been identified by the Ground Water Department, U.P. where water table is below 8 meters from ground level and ground water table is continuously depleting. Only in these 141 Blocks ground water recharge measures are to be adopted. In remaining 679 Blocks, ground water recharge is naturally under control. District wise Numbers of these 141 blocks are tabulated below:-

S. No. District No. of Blocks with Ground water problem
1. Allahabad 5
2. Sonbhadra 8
3. Mirzapur 8
4. Chandauli 2
5. Fatehpur 1
6. Jaunpur 2
7. Kausambi 1
8. Deoria 1
9. Faizabad 1
10. Banda 8
11. Lalitpur 6
12. Jhansi 7
13. Chitrakoot 5
14. Hamirpur 7
15. Farrukhabad 2
16. Kannauj 2
17. Mahoba 4
18. Badaun 12
19. Bareily 3
20. Lucknow 1
21. Raibareily 3
22. Shahjahanpur 1
23. Muzaffar Nagar 7
24. Agra 9
25. Aligarh 1
26. Bagpat 4
27. Bijnore 1
28. Etah 3
29. Firozabad 4
30. Hathras 4
31. J.P. Nagar 4
32. Mainpuri 1
33. Mathura 4
34. Moradabad 4
35. Rampur 1
36. Saharanpur 4
Total - 36 Districts, 141 Blocks

Strategies for conserving ground water sources: -

A number of steps need to be taken urgently in order to manage ground water in a more scientific manner, especially in problem blocks. A two pronged strategy is the need of the hour, to regulate indiscriminate ground water withdrawl and to adopt appropriate measures for augmenting its recharge through spreading techniques in alluvial areas, check dams and Percolation tanks besides direct injection methods utilising the abandoned structures available in large number in the hard rock region.

Provision for Ground Water Recharge and Rain Water Harvesting under various Rural Water Supply Programmes :-

Gramin Jal Sampurti Jalotsaran Yojna (District Plan):- 25% of fund released to districts by State Government under Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojna and SC/ST schemes for Rural Water Supply was reserved for works related to Ground Water Recharge and Rain Water Harvesting till financial year 2004-05. Vide G.O. No. 4079/38-5-2005-200(29)/2004, Gramya Vikas Anubhag-5, dated 07.11.05, 20% of the fund under Gramin Jal Sampurti Jalotsaran Yojna (District Plan) have been earmarked for quality tackling, Rain Water Harvesting and Artificial Ground Water Recharge since F.Y. 2005-06. Under this programme project/action plan is sent to govt. for approval by the District Magistrates. After approval of project/action plan, work is entrusted to various agencies for execution by District Magistrates. Monitoring of these works is done by commissioner, Rural Development, U.P. through Chief Development officers.

Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP):- Acknowledging the problem of sources and systems becoming defunct and sustainability of these sources and systems emerging as a major issue, it has been decided by GOI to earmark 5% fund under Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP) in water stressed areas, for taking up projects/schemes relating to sustainability of water sources since F.Y. 2002-03. Projects under these programmes are approved by the State Level Source Finding Committee and Technical Committee constituted under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Rural Development Department, U.P. and works are executed by U.P. Jal Nigam. Till Now only Check dams have been constructed under these programme. Details of Check dams completed and under construction during Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07) are given below:-

Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07) are given below:-

S.No.DistrictCompleted during year 2002-07Under Construction on 01-04-07
No. of Check DamsExpenditure (Rs. in Lac)No. of Check DamsAvailable Fund (Rs. in Lac)
1. Aligarh - - 1 16.78
2. Hathras - 10 2 31.50
3. AGra 9 283.33 - -
4. Mainpuri 1 30.52 1 12.32
5. Jalaun 4 36.60 1 3.30
6. Jhansi 2 18.62 - -
7. Lalitpur 4 67.42 - -
8. Mahoba 6 89.53 3 100
9. Hamirpur 5 93.13 - -
10. Chitrakoot 6 89.80 - -
11. Mau - 2.13 3 100.19
Total 37 721.08 11 264.9

Following Projects have been sanctioned by the State Level Source Finding Committee and Technical Committee during the F.Y. 2006-07 :-

S.No.DistrictNo. of Approved WorksEstimated Cost (Rs. in Lac)
Check DamsRoof Top Rain Water HarvestingPonds
1. Aligarh - - 1 16.78
2. Hathras - 10 2 31.50
3. AGra 9 283.33 - -
4. Mainpuri 1 30.52 1 12.32
5. Jalaun 4 36.60 1 3.30
6. Jhansi 2 18.62 - -
7. Lalitpur 4 67.42 - -
8. Mahoba 6 89.53 3 100
9. Hamirpur 5 93.13 - -
10. Chitrakoot 6 89.80 - -
11. Mau - 2.13 3 100.19
Total 37 721.08 11 264.9

Above works are proposed to be executed during F.Y. 2007-08.

Further estimates of projects related to sustainability are being prepared on priority basis during current financial year.

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