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Borpatla is one of the Gram Panchayats (GP) of Hathnoora Mandal in Sangareddy District of Telangana. A total of 578 families are residing in this village. It is located 12 KM towards East from District head quarters Sangareddy and 4 KM from the Mandal head quarters. The village is significantly underdeveloped in terms of infrastructural facilities. There is one high school and one primary school in this village. Aurobindo Pharma Unit 1 is located in the village and most of the households depend on this company to eke out a livelihood. The project Model village - Borapatla is about bringing about behavioural change in a community for building a vibrant and well-informed society, through a community-led process towards inclusive and holistic development. This project supports and complements the scheme Grama Jyothi of Government of Telangana in developing villages of rural Telangana into model villages.


Project Info


Goal To transform Borpatla into a Model Village through a communitycommunity-led process towards an inclusive & holistic development                            
Objective Strengthening people’s institution by developing stronger communityparticipation                           
Location Borpatla Village, Hathnoora Mandal, Sangareddy District, Telangana
Outreach 578 HHs – Village Population- 1817 (M-882 & F- 937)
Period 2016-18
Donor Aurobindo Pharma Ltd
Partnership Government of Telangana
Team Project Manager (50%), Project Officer (1)
The project contributes to achieve SDG 11 - sustainable cities and communities

Project Deliverables


  • 120 candidates will have earnings through self employment or placement
  • Grama Jyothi Committees are effectively taking up village development activities
  • RO plant is serving safe drinking water for the village
  • 100% enrolment of children in school
  • 100% Institutional deliveries (hospitals/PHCs)
  • Village will become 100% Open Defecation Free
  • Improved quality delivery of services by school, health & anganwadi centres
  • Social capital will be available for the village on health, sanitation and education
  • At least 40 women accessed post natal support in the village
  • Environment protection systems adopted in the village
  • Extension of roads, drains and street lighting

Major Activities and Key achievements


  • Formed VDC (Village Development Committee) and regular meetings are being held on planning, execution and follow up of development activities in the village.
  • Started Digital classes in the Government High School
  • Installed 20 Street lights in the village
  • Planted 5500 Plants planted and out of which 5298 plants survived
  • A compound wall constructed in the government primary school
  • Organised exposure visits for 6 students and 3 teachers from the high school to learn new methods for improving logic, learning and language through Vandematram Foundation and 20 girl children through Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya
  • Collaboration with an external organisation improve the early childhood learning, education and care
  • Dump yard construction began and sanitation staff are engaged by the VDC for door to door garbage collection
  • 100% institutional deliveries
  • Availability of safe drinking water in the village through RO water plant
  • IHHL construction is under process with regard to 153 toilets sanctioned

Constraints and Challenges

Significant constraints and challenges have been faced in the implementation of the project

  • Clearance from government for payment for beneficiaries (toilets, soak pits etc)
  • Serious environmental threats due to the pollutants released by the pharma company in the water and air.
  • Vested political interests resulted in slow community participation and co-operation
  • The community’s understanding on development is restricted to infrastructure and not much on the activities related to building social capital and human development.
  • High expectation from the community.

Way Forward

We continue to focus community-led development and bottom-up approach through strengthening of institutions in addressing the development needs and priorities of the village such as water & sanitation, health & nutrition, education, social security, environmental protection through plantation, skill development, infrastructure development and promotion of good governance. We continue invest in building perspective among the communities on the concept of participatory decision making and inclusive development. The support from the district administration is crucial and MAS is highly confident of tapping their support and resources. We look forward to intensive and meaningful interventions and the communities taking up more role in the days to come in Borapatla.

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