Centre for Development Studies (CDS)


  • CDS-TSIRD was created within Telangana State Institute of Rural Development (TSIRD) through G.O. Ms. No. 397, PR & RD (RD-I) Dept., dated 27.12.2000 and was registered as a society under A.P. (Telangana Area) Public Society Act 1350F (Regn.No.2/2001, Dated 18.01.2001). Byelaws were amended partially in 13th Board meeting held on 29-06-2018 and registered by the Registrar of Societies, Hyderabad on 6-4-2013.
  • It is a non-profit organization aimed at Human Resource Development and Development Studies.


  • Conducting Research.
  • Conducting Action Research and Evaluation studies of implementation of various programmes and schemes especially in other states of the country.
  • Consultancy.
  • Conducting Studies to improve training curriculum of TSIRD.
  • Human Resource Management including recruitment.
  • Conducting specialized trainings in subjects such as RTI.
  • Promote abilities of BNVs so as to help them to settle down in life and Spending 25% of surplus income of CDS-TSIRD every year for the development of BNVs.


CDS-TSIRD is governed by Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is constituted with the following members.

1 Principal Secretary (RD) Chairperson
2 Commissioner, TSIRD Co-Chairperson
3 Commissioner (RD) Member
4 CEO (SERP) Member
5 Member Secretary, CDS-TSIRD Member/Convener
6 Joint Secretary, CDS-TSIRD Member/Convener
7 Financial Controller, CDS-TSIRD Member
Projects Handled:

CDS-TSIRD handled the projects for the following external agencies:


Water and sanitation project which was closed in 2003.

Royal Netherlands Embassy

Water Conservation Mission (WCM) project which was closed on 31.12.2004.


Micro-Capital grant towards preparing 4 modules and 3 films on NREGS for countrywide use in 2008. Task was accomplished.


Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project (APRLP) which was closed on 31.12.2007. Giripragathi Programme of SERP which was closed on 01.12.2008.

Recruitment conducted for various contract positions:

  • Recruited 1245 Engineering Consultants and APOs under MGNREGS in Rural Development Department, Telangana.
  • Recruited 74 Assistant Project Directors in A.P. Community based Tank Management Programme (I&CAD department).
  • Recruited 67 functionaries in Employment Generation & Marketing Mission (EGMM).
  • Recruited 77 Asst.Managers in Stree Nidhi Credit Cooperative Federation Ltd., Telangana state.
  • Recruited 343 Asst.Managers , State Mission Manager, Asst.Placement and Social Mobilizers etc., for Tribal welfare department, Telangana state.

Trainings conducted:

  • Entered MoU with PCRA and conducted sessions on Energy Conservation for the participants of TSIRD.
  • Trainings were conducted on People’s participation in Development programmes, Rural Development Research, Millennium Development Goals, RTI and Empowerment of Citizens for various functionaries of NGOs, civil society organizations and universities.
  • National AIDS Control Organisation, New Delhi sanctioned State Training and Resource Centre to CDS-TSIPARD in 2010. STRC conducted trainings to 9780 functionaries of NGOs in the prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Films produced:

  • The following films were produced and telecasted through Mana T.V. programme for the awareness of elected representatives of PRIs.
  • People’s Participation in Development Programmes
  • Livelihood opportunities in Rural Areas

Research Studies:

a) Completed ::

CDS-TSIRD conducted the following research studies.

  • “Nutritional and Health Status of Adolescent Girls in Rural Areas”. – Book published.
  • Green revolution vs Crop holiday.
  • Harassment against women at work place.
  • Comparative study of a village now and a decade ago.
  • Gender and MGNREGS.
  • Assessment of nutritional status of PLHIV on ART.
  • Government of Andhra Pradesh vide G.O. Rt. No. 2559 Dt. 10-6-2013 of G.A.D. sanctioned an amount of Rs. 6,09,295.00 to CDS-TSIPARD to study Socio-economic status of the families of the victims of the extremist violence and extremists surrendered to the Government. Study is completed and report is being prepared.
  • Community participation in conservation of Biodiversity of various ecosystems in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Socio-economic conditions and cultural practices of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Socio-economic Relations in the Era of Liberalization in the rural areas.
  • An Evaluation study on Government Urdu Medium schools in Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts with reference to Enrollment, Retention and Achievement of the Minority children.
b) Ongoing Research Studies: ::
  • “Major Livelihood Sources among Chechus (PTG) – A Case Study in Mahaboobnagar Distrct, Telangana” funded by NIRD&PR.
  • “Impact Assessment of MGNREGS on Livelihoods in Mahabubnagar district, Telangana”, funded by NIRD&PR.
  • “Factors Influencing the Enrollment and the Retention of Students at Primary Education in Telangana State (With Reference to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes)”, funded by NIRD&PR.

Evaluation Studies::

  • Programme Evaluation Organization of Planning Commission empanelled CDS for conducting evaluation studies.
  • CDS-TSIPARD conducted an evaluation study of implementation of flagship programmes in Bakaram village of Moinabad mandal of Ranga Reddy district and submitted report to the Planning Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Internship of the students:

  • Some of the students of Rural Management from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and 20 MSW students of Telangana University have done their internship in CDS.

Trainings Conducted::

  • CDS-TSIRD organized State Training & Resource Centre (of NACO) in Andhra Pradesh from June,2010 to September,2013. STRC conducted training to 2035 functionaries of NGOs in the prevention of HIV/AIDS from 1-4-2013 to 30-9-2013.
  • Training programme for Capacity Building of Bharat Nirman Volunteers (SC & ST) to achieve suitable career was conducted for 254 participants in 8 batches at Extension Training Centers.
  • CDS-TSIRD in collaboration with United Forum for RTI Campaign has been conducting training Programmes on RTI for representatives of civil society organizations for 2 days at District level. 117 participants have been trained so far.

Human Resource Management of Contract positions of TSIRD:

  • CDS performs Human Resource Management of contract positions in TSIRD including Recruitment, Renewal of contract appointments, Sanction of remuneration & allowances, Collection of performance appraisal reports and issuing orders relieving the contract employees. There are 5 Trainers, 44 supporting staff and 45 subordinate staff working on contract basis in TSIRD.


Books published:

The following eight volumes of the book “Integrated Watershed Development” were published.

1.Basics in Integrated Watershed Management -Dr.J.Venkateswarlu

Contact Persons:: E.S.Naik, cell no: 9704934567
Book price:Rs 330/-

2.Resource Conservation Techniques for Watershed Development - Dr. M.S. Ram Mohan Rao

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Book price:Rs 260/-

3.GIS and Remote Sensing inputs in Watershed Development - Dr.V.Madahava Rao and others

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Book price:Rs 210/-

4.Agro-Techniques for Dry land Crops - Dr.T.Vishnu Murthy

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Book price:Rs 180/-

5.Horticulture Development in Watershed Areas - Dr. R.N. Hegde

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Book price:Rs 140/-

6.Agro-Forestry in Watershed Areas - Dr. G.V.Krishna Lohi Das

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Book price:Rs 240/-

7.Sustainable Livestock Management in Watershed Development Programmes - Dr. P. Sreeramulu

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Book price:Rs 140/-

8.Fisheries Development in Watershed Areas - Dr.G.Venkat Raju

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Book price:Rs 100/-

9.Assessment of nutritional status of PLHIV on ART

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Book price:Rs 80/-


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