With the rural water sector in India poised for change and with the new vision for the sector in the Eleventh Plan, the sector demands newer capacities, skills and orientation of those working in it. The National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) aims at empowered, aware and skilled stakeholders capable of planning, implementation, operation, maintenance and management of water supply and water resources at all levels.
The Key Resource Centre serves to ensure that sector professionals are sensitized for changes in role, responsibility and attitude through need-based in-service training. The KRC will fill the knowledge and capacity gap amongst sector professionals through specialized training and capacity building programs to support the administrative, technical, attitudinal and legal aspects of managing water resources. It will also serve to harmonize organizational and individual goals in the rural water supply field.