The Pragathi Rural Development Center (PRDC) was inaugurated on July 23, 2017, in Burgula by Dr WR Reddy, IAS, Director General, National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Hyderabad. The center is meant to be a regional hub for transforming the lives of the rural people of Farooqnagar Mandal, Ranga Reddy district, Hyderabad.
PRDC is built on a 3-acre land. On it is constructed a 3,600 Sft facility. It houses a 1,800 Sft Conference-cum-Training Hall. There is also a hall, which will serve as a meeting place for the staff of Pragathi Welfare Society.
A 2-storey Pragathi Bhavan residence is scheduled to be completed by February 2019. This will have rooms where trainers can stay overnight. It will also accommodate the summer internship trainees from the US and India.
Above all, once the Center is fully built and functional, it is expected to act as a training center for the villagers of the mandal in various crafts and skills. This will ensure that they gain suitable employment in the industry or they could become self-employed by starting a unit of their own based on the training they get here. So, as such, the Center can act as a catalyst for transforming the employment landscape in the entire mandal.