Nellore: District Collector M Janaki said 10 villages in the district will be initially selected and each village would be given a support of Rs 15,000. Another 20 villages will also be selected in due course, she said.  Janaki formally inaugurated state-level 5-day workshop for trainers at a private hotel here on Thursday for providing training on community based collective behaviour change.

She said the workshop would be useful for providing services to people in an effective way. She said this kind of training is essential for programmes like Swachh Bharat being implemented by both State and Central governments. She said the State government has adopted the programme and implementing it in a prestigious manner and 10 members from Nellore have attended for training.

UNICEF Water and Sanitation Officer SR Nalli said this kind of orientation would be helpful for grassroots workers for getting behavioral change among communities for better support to the programmes. She made an appeal to participants to learn the issues for inculcating social consciousness among people in rural areas for effective implementation of programmes like Swachh Bharat. Associate Course Coordinator from National Centre for Good Governance Dr AK Mishra said participants have to utilize the opportunity by attending the five-day course for enhancing their understanding levels on sanitation and other important areas in rural scenario. Feedback Foundation CEO Ajay Sinha explained about salient features of training on community based collective behaviour change.

Project Director of State Water and Sanitation Mission KK Kishore, Superintending Engineer of RWSS Ramireddy, Project Director of DWMA Ramachandra Reddy, Zilla Parishad CEO P Ramireddy, representatives of various non-government organisations and others were present.