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.
for more details: www.sird.kerala.gov.in
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