To strengthen the public participation in the decision making process by creating avenues of participation Parliament of India passed the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act in 1992. It stipulates every gram panchayat to prepare this annual plan (Gram Panchayat Development Plan – GPDP) and get it passed in Gram Sabha.

This weeklong introductory course on Gram Panchayat Development Plan will take you through the ethos behind this provision in the act, a variety of studies to be done to make GPDP, basics of the process of preparing GPDP and its components.

Join this specially curated certificate course at School of Development Planning at CDSA. It is designed to impart the skills, knowledge and sensitivities required to formulate Gram Panchayat Development Plan.

Modules covered.

  • Understand the ethos behind GPDP
  • Components of GPDP
  • Introduction to Techniques of data collection
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • What makes it a good plan?

Who should join

  • Gram Panchayat Members
  • Youth groups
  • Self Help Group Members
  • NGO volunteers
  • Anybody interested in working in this field


Anyone who has cleared HSC or equivalent examination.

Upcoming Schedule

8th April to 13th April 2024

Course Fees

₹ 8000/- per person.

The course fees include on-campus dormitory accommodation, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), 2 tea/coffee.
It doesn’t include the transport or conveyance as well as accommodation and food expenses incurred during field work period

Medium of instructions

Knowledge of English is essential as medium of instructions is English. However, help is available in Marathi, Hindi and Gujrati if required.

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