• The State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Jharkhand is the Apex Institute for Training & Research in Rural Development. The institute is located on Ratu Road, Hehal, Ranchi, Jharkhand -834009.
  • The Institute was set up by Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Community Development and Co-operation (Department of Community Development), Government of India in the year 1954
  • “Development Officers Training Institute”, when Community Development Programmes first started in the country.It is one of the oldest Institute in India. The Institute was set up to impart training to the Block level functionaries in the Community Development Programmes from Bihar.After the bifurcation of Bihar and creation of the Jharkhand State, the Government of Jharkhand changed the name as “STATE INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT” in the year 2002.
  • SIRD, Jharkhand provides training and engages in research for Rural Development. SIRD also organizes various training programmes for elected members of 3-tier PRIs, NGOs and different levels of officials of PR and other line departments both through in-house and off-campus mode.

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Our Mission :

"State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) "

The mission of the State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) is to achieve qualitative development in the Socio-economic conditions of people in rural areas by imparting participatory capacity building training for the various official and non-official of  rural development functionaries that are either directly or indirectly involved in the process or rural development  and by sensitizing  the elected representatives of Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) to be proactive through capacity building activities. We aim to achieve  rural development through human development. We   focus  on the qualitative development in the ongoing rural development schemes  by facilitating and  establishing new  processes including assimilation and dissemination of knowledge, to empower and enable community to participate and relish the fruits of development . To carry  out  research works to bring about development in the spheres of appropriate technology for strengthening the production process of rural artisans by evolving ideas and concepts appropriate for Rural Development activities.


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Source : SIRD Jharkhand