The State Institute of Rural Development, Assam is the apex body in the broad field of training and research in rural development. The institute was registered under Societies registration Act 1860 during April’ 1998 and thereafter administrative and financial autonomy has been conferred by the government.
Aims and objectives of the training and other activities of the institute.
Research and Action Research:
The institute undertakes research studies on various subjects to identify the gaps, needs, of different programmes and projects in the broad field of Panchayati Raj & Rural Development. Besides the research studies, the institute time to time undertakes action research activities for field testing of various themes or models step by step while actually implementing the project on groups. The institute also undertakes documenting the best practices in the panchayati raj and rural development for replication. The proposes to undertake following research studies during 2016 – 2017:
Institutional building and networking:
SIRD, HQs: The SIRD has already established a network of training centres in the state to organise the training programmes in a decentralised manner. The institute has developed two full-fledged campus in Guwahati one at Khanapara and another at Kahikuchi. Two campuses at the HQs can organise 10 training programmes simultaneously covering atleast 500 participants. Resource Centre in IT & Skill Development: Resource Centre in IT & Skill Development has been functioning in the second campus of SIRD to organise diversified training programmes covering different stakeholders. Special thrust has been given on organising training on skill development to promote self employment oriented activities / livelihood promotion. All IT related training programmes are also organised for the state in this centre.