Rural Development, Kerala

About Us SIRD :

The State Institute of Rural Development, Kottarakkara was established as an autonomous body under the auspices of the Government of Kerala in 1987 with the objective of developing managerial skills, organisational abilities, leadership qualities and decision making skills among different categories of Government officials, elected representatives of Panchayats and members of non-governmental organisations who are engaged in developmental activities in the State. It is also a major research and consultancy center on various facets of rural development.

The programme has to be financed by the Central Government and the European Economic Community. The Government of Kerala also implemented the Central Scheme by establishing the SIRD at Kottarakkara on 1st January 1987 under the Rural Development Department of Kerala Government. Later it was registered as an autonomous body under the Travancore Cochin Scientific and Charitable Societies Act (Act XII) of 1955.

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