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IFS officers get training on efficacy of PPPs

IFS officers get training on efficacy of PPPs
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Management Development Center of Dr  MCR HRD Institute, Government of Telangana rolled out a “Training Course on Public Private Partnership (PPP) for...

Hyderabad: Management Development Center of Dr MCR HRD Institute, Government of Telangana rolled out a “Training Course on Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Indian Forest Service Officers”. The course, which has been sponsored by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Government of India, is being attended by IFS officers from across the country.

JayeshRanjan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Information Technology,Government of Telangana, was the chief guest at the inaugural function, said during the inaugural function, here on Monday that a staggering eight percent of the GDP needs to be invested in the development of infrastructure, and in this scenario PPP Model presents the most suitable option not only in attracting private capital but also in enhancing the standards of delivery of services through greater efficiency.

“The PPP approach provides a framework for higher quality of services, resulting in higher recoveries, which in turn, enables greater ability to invest and improve the quality of services”, he stated.

He dispelled the apprehensions that PPP projects could be expensive for economy and they could be beyond the affordability for the poor. Jayesh clarified these by elucidating that PPP projects are selected on open bidding competition and that during construction and operation the Governmentundertakes close monitoring so that the public interests are protected.

ChandanMitra, IFS, Vice Chairman &Managing Director, Telangana State Forest Development Corporation Limited, was the guest of honor, said that there is huge potential in forestry and environmental sectors to undertake PPP projects. He called upon the IFS officers to equip them with the required skill set and initiate PPP projects in order to fully tap the potential.

Telangana State has been encouraging, quite a few eco-tourism and bamboo-based projects in PPP mode are in the pipeline”, he added. Dr. Gautam Pingle, Dean of Studies, Dr.MCRHRD Institute said that careful planning on systematic, scientific, and professional lines is the precondition for success of PPP projects. Govind Raj, Associate Professor were also present.

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