A Group of RD & PR Functionaries from Arunachal Pradesh on a study tour to Himachal Pradesh from 3.12.2006 to 10.12.2006 arrived in the Institute. The Group was given an overview of Himachal Pradesh, status and strategies of Rural Development with special reference to watershed programme besides the status of Panchayati Raj. The visit being organized by the SIRD Arunachal Pradesh is being hosted by HIPA with the assistance of Department of Rural Development, H.P. Apart from briefing sessions in HIPA the group will be visiting the Districts of Kullu, Kangra and Hamirpur as part of their field visits.
During their field visits in Himachal Pradesh, Group will have interactive sessions with the elected representatives of Zila Parishad/ DRDA/Block Officers on Rural Development with special reference to Watershed Development Programmes in the Districts of Kullu, Kangra and Hamirpur.
Shri Ajay Mittal, Director HIPA, along with the members of faculty welcoming the group and briefing them about various development activities in Himachal Pradesh.