Conversation with Deputy Planner – Planning Department

  • Name: Ms. Pranali Hemant Kubde
  • Designation: Deputy Planner – Planning
  • Training: Sustainable Habitat
  • Institute: National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
  • Date: 7th – 12th January 2019

You have recently attended a course on Sustainable Habitat. How was your experience?

My experience with the training was very good and informative. The training was very well planned. It was a 5 and a half day programme with many faculties to supervise us. Every day we used to get exercises based on the lectures given during the training. On the last day, we were asked to give an exam. So, I must say that the training programme was very well organised.

Do you think this course helped you in your current role and how do you relate this course to your day to day life personally as well as professionally?

I selected this training because I felt it was related to my work profile. During the training programme I was introduced to many concepts related to planning field useful in our daily work in the planning department. Some of the best practices taught can be implemented in our projects for better results. Currently, I am working on city planning for Palghar New Town and I am trying to incorporate few learnings from this training.

What was the best part of this training? If you want to highlight anything in particular?

One of the faculty from Hyderabad has created a huge pond with the help of his students in the University itself, it helps the university in solving their water problem. Through the years, many endangered species can be seen around the pond now. Currently, many villagers approach him to learn this technique and solve the water scarcity problem. It was a very good learning for me and one of the best parts of the training.

Who all were the participants and how was your interaction with other participants?

Most of the participants were lecturers, few of them were planners and architects as well, from both public and private sectors. We used to discuss many city level problems and their probable solutions. It used to be a healthy discussion, different people had different views. These discussions resulted into a lot of knowledge sharing.

How do you think if other CIDCO employees go for similar course would be benefitted?

Yes, of-course this is a very relevant course and I would suggest it to all planners and engineers working in CIDCO.

What are your views about implementation of Ujjwal in CIDCO?

The kind of training provided through Ujjwal is really required. It helps us in enhancing knowledge, makes us aware of real situations and keeps us updated. These kinds of trainings also help us in interacting and learn from different organisations. I must say that Ujjwal has given us a platform that was really necessary.