Centre for Jal Shakti and Environment (CJS&E)

To function as Centre of excellence in the field of water and environment, an organization is hereby created under the Centre for Development Action, in short CDA, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, State Institute of Rural Development.

Name of the organization:

The name of the organization will be "Centre for Jal Shakti and Environment" in short CJS&E.

Legal Status:

The Centre will be a subsidiary unit of the Centre for Development Action, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya State Institute of Rural Development, Bakshi Ka Talab, Lucknow, U.P.


The Centre will endeavor to enhance the capacity of all stake holder engaged in water and environment management.


To facilitate training & capacity building, IEC & social mobilization, research and consultancy services for sustainable management of water and environment.


  • To provide every person an opportunities to acquire the knowledge, values, attitudes, commitment, and skills needed to protect and improve the environment.
  • To identify and document appropriate technologies along with water as resource and successful model of water and environment management.
  • Organizing State / Regional / District / Village level Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Training etc. on Water and Environment related issues.
  • To develop training modules, IEC materials, techniques and tools on water and Environment.
  • Imparting training in the field of water and environmental related issue for the different stakeholders.
  • Providing Knowledge and skill based training on Environmental pollution, contamination of drinking water, sanitary system & related diseases and their prevention , relief, preparedness, behavioral change of rural community etc.
  • Conducting studies and action research / evaluation work on water and environment management related issues.
  • To develop networking with other institutions/ organizations in the field of Natural Resource and Environment Management.


    The Jal Shakti and Environment Centre will strive to work towards achieving its above stated objectives through:
  • Designing training tools, modules and manuals to promote standardized training formats to maintain quality and organizing/conducting training programmes.
  • Conduct impact evaluation and assessment of various Water and Environment related programme.
  • Professional response to different issues resulting in smooth implementation and functioning of the programme in context with Water and Environment as and when required.
  • Develop and demonstrate process to ensure good quality of life in terms of Water and Environment.
  • Publication and dissemination of Studies, Research Papers, Training Literature, Periodicals etc.
  • Ensure community participation, civil society organizations and stakeholders in reform process to work closely with Water and Environment committees / institutions constituted at various levels.

Potential Client Group:

Govt. of India, State Government, PRI's, NGO's, CSO's, Educational institutions, Research Institutions and other National and International Organizations.


Centre being a subsidiary unit of CDA will functions under administrative supervision and control of CDA. The management committee of Centre will comprise of the following -

1. Additional Director/ Faculty Head, Soil Conservation and water Management –Centre Incharge
2. Director/Nominee/Incharge of Soil Conservation,  Agriculture Department, Krishi Bhawan, Lucknow – Advisor
3. Director/Nominee, Pollution Control Board, Lucknow. – Advisor
4. Director/Nominee, State Ground Water board ,Lucknow. – Advisor
5. CEO/Nominee State level nodal agency Department Land Development and Water Resources, Lucknow – Advisor
6. Chief Conservator of Forest/ nominee, Forest Department, Lucknow – Advisor
 7. Assistant Director, Soil Conservation and Water Management –Member Secretary

Funds and Accounts:

  • Funds made available for Centre for Jal Shakti and Enviroment and received directly in the name of Centre for Development Action, in short CDA, will be used by the Centre for conducting activities as per guidelines of the sponsoring agency. Similarly, all Grants Received from Govt. of India and / or its agencies, organizations and others authorities, State Govt. of Uttar Pradesh or any other State Govt. And/ or Their organization directly to the DDU SIRD U.P. will be utilized by Centre for water and natural resources management as per GOI/ State Govt. guidelines.
  • Separate Saving Bank Account will be maintained in a scheduled bank, which will be operated under joint signatures of Centre Director and member secretary of the Centre.
  • A separate subsidiary cash book shall be maintained by the member secretary of the Centre into which all receipts and expenditures will be entered.
  • A separate subsidiary stock register shall be maintained by the Centre.
  • The Centre Director will be the authority to sanction and approve advance of up to Rs, 10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand) for implementation of any programmed. Sanction of amount above Rs.10,000/- Will be under the authority of Chairperson of Centre for Development Action.
  • After completion of the programme /assignments the statement of adjustment and expenditures against any advance received along with original Voucher shall be submitted to the Member Secretary Centre for Development action for adjustment.


Centre for Development Action will be responsible for getting audited the budget received in the name of Centre for Development Action by an accredited Charted Accountant. The budget provided by the State Governments or Government of India through SIRD to the Centre will be audited as per rules of the Government.