Centre for water and sanitation (CWS)

The central importance of Water, Sanitation and hygiene to development has been well recognized in recent decades the world over. It’s defining role in Health, Education, Gender equality, Environmental sustainability, Growth and employment cannot be over emphasized. No wonder, WASH is the subject of dedicated targets within the sustainable developmental Goal 6. The UN General Assembly has recognized access to safe water and sanitation as ‘human rights’. But fulfillment of these rights requires proper systems, well equipped institutions capable of effectively delivering WASH services and bringing about the desired behavior changes in Services Providers as well as users.

In recognition thereof and based on the principle of subsidiarity as applied to local governance, constitution of India through the 73rd amendment has included Water and Sanitation among the 29 subjects devolved to PRIs.

Against this backdrop the centre was established with the objectives of

  • Promoting Capacity development amongst stakeholders especially in the PRI systems and CBOs.
  • Take up studies aimed at strengthening WASH systems through social mobilization and advocacy.
  • Supporting the endeavors, of the State Water and Sanitation Mission.

The centre is expected to take up training / orientation programmes under alia, in the following areas:

  • Planning monitoring and implementing Rural Water Supply System
  • O & M of Rural Water Supply Systems
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Water grid system Mission Bhagiratha
  • Rural Sanitation with Special reference to ODF/ODF +
  • Solid & Liquid Waste Management
  • Hygiene (including menstrual & Community Hygiene)

Training Activity

Sl..No.YearNo.of Trg ProgrammesNo.of Participants

Key Projects / Programmes Handled

Recent Training Programmes

ToT on Mission Bhagiratha was organized in three batches in collaboration with Mission Bhagiratha Department. A total of 122 participants attended.

Mission Bhagiratha

ToT on Sujal and Swachh Gaon was organized in collaboration with Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jalshakti and State Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SSBM (G)) at TSIRD. 64 participants attended the ToT programme. These trainers will further train the Sarpanches, Panchayat Secretaries of Telangana state in Water and Sanitation aspects.

Sujal and Swachh Gaon

The centre has also conducting off-campus training programmes to Swachhgrahis (12069) at Mandal level by utilising RGSA funds.

Our Team

A.Nageswara Rao

Centre Head CWS
+91 9959224545

A.Nageswara Rao is a post graduate in science with a PG diploma in Business Administration. He has wide experience as a faculty member, Registrar in a national level institution besides extensive executive experience at various levels including at board level in one of the largest PSUs. He has handled varied types of assignments in different areas like operations, Administration, HRD, Public relations etc. He has published 5 papers.


Jr.Resource Person
+91 9052120777

K.Vidyullata is a post graduate in Community Health and Nutrition. She has worked in several NGOs, handled various positions like Project Manager, Counsellor etc. in Development sector. Organised training programmes in Water and Sanitation, Disaster Management and Gender. Involved in various research projects like Nutritional status of adolescent girls in rural areas, An evaluation study on Urdu medium schools in Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts with reference to enrolment, retention and academic achievement of the minority children etc. Worked in different fields like Health, Nutrition, Education, Gender, Water and Sanitation etc.


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