Telangana: Knowledge centres to help districts grow

Acting as think tanks, these will plug loopholes in govt schemes and programmes

By Author  |  Published: 5th Jun 2017  9:11 pmUpdated: 5th Jun 2017  11:10 pm
Rajanna-Sircilla Collector Krishna Bhaskar inaugurating the DKIC centre at Sircilla

Nalgonda: District Knowledge and Innovation Centres (DKICs) will help officials analyse the implementation of welfare schemes and correct mistakes, if any, District Collector Gaurav Uppal said on Monday.

Speaking after launching a DKIC at the District Collectorate, Uppal said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao decided to set up DKICs in all districts with an intention that there should be a special mechanism for preparation of development plans.

The centres will analyse data collected through comprehensive household survey and carefully prepare plans for the development of districts and welfare of the people, he said. “The Asset Maps, which the centres will prepare, will helpful in proper utilisation of resources,” he said.
Uppal also said experts will conduct researches on the issues that the district faces and draft solutions using data available with the administration. The centres will also offer suggestions to the district administration to correct flaws in government schemes and programmes. This will cover the implementation of welfare schemes and development programmes.

DKICs will come out with micro-development plans for the districts of the State, he said. District Information Officer Ganapathi Rao and others also attended the inauguration.

In Suryapet, Collector K Surendra Mohan inaugurated a DKIC at the Collectoare Complex in Durajpally.


Peddapalli MP Balka Suman inaugurating District Knowledge Innovation Centres (DKIC) in Mancherial on Monday.

Peddapalli MP Balka Suman said District Knowledge Innovation Centres (DKIC) will be used for analysing challenges of the district and to prepare proposals for taking up developmental activities.

Inaugurating the centre here on Monday, Suman said the facilities are under the supervision of Collectors. He said the information gathered through the Intensive Household Survey 2014 will be interpreted and, accordingly, plans would be made for growing the district. They will provide insights to implement ambitious schemes of the government and play a vital role in preparing proposals from the micro level.

The MP was accompanied by Mancherial legislator Nadipelli Diwakar Rao, Collector RV Karnan and Mancherial municipal chairperson M Vasundhara.


District Collector P Venkatrami Reddy inaugurated the District Knowledge and Innovation Centre (DKIC) in Siddipet on Monday. It will work in coordination with the Chief Planning Office to design innovative programmes by using statistics available with the district administration. DKIC will also find solutions to various issues faced in the district and chalk out schemes to address these.

The Collector said DKIC will rope in university faculty and research scholars for this. The findings of the research teams will be documented for future use. Stating that DKIC will work as a think tank to the entire district administration, Reddy said the expert teams will also assess and evaluate the implementation of various welfare schemes of the government.


Whip Gampa Goverdhan cut the Ribbon and launched DKIC Cente at Kamareddy District Headquarters

Telangana Government Whip and Kamareddy MLA Gampa Goverdhan launched the District Knowledge and Innovation Centre (DKIC) at Kamareddy district headquarters.

The Planning Department ordered that 30 DKICs should be opened in Telangana, except in Hyderabad, and will work under the supervision of the District Collector.

Goverdhan said these centres are useful to prepare plans and solve problems related to development. Collector Dr Satyanarayana, DCMS Chairman MD Mujiboddin, Municipal Chairperson Pippiri Sushma participated in the programme.

Kamareddy District collector Dr Satyanarayana said these centres should coordinate with several departments of the district administration, discuss the problems faced in the district and chalk out plans to solve them.

DKICs, linked with the District Chief Planning Officer, are run by a Regional Scientific Officer, Regional Coordinating Officer and e-District.

The Collector also said the centres will analyse Detailed Family Survey and prepare plans, map government assets, list suggestions, recognise faults in the government’s flagship programmes and alert officials, prepare decentralised micro plans, provide data and work as a think tank for the district administration.


Collector D Krishna Bhaskar said DKICs will help the district administration to reach welfare schemes to needy people at the grass route levels. The Collector inaugurated a DKIC at the CPO office and enquired about the number of computers and staff needed to run the centre.

DKICs will analyse the data of Samagra Kutumba Survey (SKS) and prepare models for its implementation, he said.