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Communication Resource Unit created to provide support to national flagship programmes

News:National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj(NIRDPR) has joined hands with UNICEF to establish a ‘Communication Resource Unit’ (CRU).

Facts:

About Communication Resource Unit(CRU):

  • Communication Resource Unit(CRU) has been established by the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj(NIRDPR) in collaboration with UNICEF.
  • The resource unit will act as an institutional mechanism for providing social and behavioural change communications to State governments and Central government for schemes such as Poshan Abhiyaan, National Health Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission among others.
  • Currently,the resource unit is operating in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Additional information:

About NIRDPR:

  • The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj(NIRDPR) is an autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Rural Development.
  • It is a premier national centre of excellence in rural development and Panchayati Raj.It is located at Hyderabad,Telangana.

About UNICEF:

  • UNICEF, acronym of United Nations Children’s Fund, formerly United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946.It is headquartered in New York, USA.
  • It is a special program of the United Nations(UN) devoted to aiding national efforts to improve the health, nutrition, education, and general welfare of children.
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