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Centre for Planning Monitoring & Eavluation

Centre's Mandate

  • Evolving and disseminating tools and techniques in participatory micro level planning for sustainable development;
  • Conceiving, designing and organising training programmes with a focus on participatory approach to Rural Development functionaries as well as NGOs, banking sector, academicians and others for improving quality of life of rural poor and conducting research studies;
  • Organising exposure visits to places of successful cases across India; and
  • Documentation of successful planning processes in the form of case studies in different parts of India.


  • To organise training programmes and conduct research studies including action research at the grassroots level with a focus on participatory approach to improve the economic condition of rural BPL households and other disadvantaged groups on a sustainable basis.
  • To facilitate formulation of policies, strategies and projects by providing inputs/feedback based on research studies.

Thrust area & scope

The CPME focuses mainly on the use of tools and techniques of micro planning, monitoring and evaluation including developing of indicators, the LFA for project formulation and management, M&E design, PRA and its tool, impact evaluation, and stakeholders’ analysis. Largely, CPME guides on planning, monitoring and evaluation of rural development projects.


Dr G Venkata Raju

Associate Professor & Head

Education : M.Sc. (Marine sciences – Marine Biology); Ph.D. (Marine Living Resources); Diploma in Computer Applications
Areas of Specialisation : Application of project management in agriculture and allied sector programmes / schemes for sustainable production'; Action research projects for developing technologies for need based issues in fisheries; Seasonal variations and adoptability of farmers level interventions in coastal livelihoods.;
Email : gvraju.nird[at]
Phone : (+91) 040-24008508
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