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1 Committee on Revamping NIRD First Meeting Ministry of Rural Development Government of India

2 NIRD Revamping Committee Members 1.Dr. Yoginder. K. Alagh, Chairman, IRMA - Chairman 2.Shri B.K. Sinha, Secretary, Department of Rural Development - Member 3.Shri A.N. P.Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj - Member 4.Shri Mohd. Haleem Khan, Director General, CAPART - Member 5.Dr. Arvind Mayaram, Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Rural Development - Member 6. Dr. S. Parasuraman, Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai - Member 7.Shri K.N. Janardhan, RUDSETI, Ujrei, Mysore, (representing DMET) - Member 8.Dr. M.N. Roy, Principal Secretary, Deptt. of Rural Development, Govt. of West Bengal. - Member 9.Shri S. M. Vijayanand, Principal Secretary, Local Self-Government and Rural Development, Government of Kerala. - Member 10.Shri Pramathesh Ambasta, Samaj Pragati Sahayog, Bagli Tehsil, Diwas District, Madhya Pradesh. - Member 11. Shri Niten Chandra, Joint Secretary (Trg.) Ministry of Rural Development - Member-Secretary

3 Terms of Reference To assess the existing capacities and limitations of RD training institutions i.e. NIRD, SIRDs and ETCs and suggest measures for further strengthening. To assess training needs of the PR and RD functionaries at State, District, Block and GP levels. To examine issues relating to manpower management of NIRD To suggest measures to strengthen linkage of NIRD with other training Institutions such as SIRDs, ATIs, CBOs, IITs, etc. To make recommendations regarding modes of training to be adopted including pedagogical methods, introduction of SATCOM/Distance Mode of training especially for e-PRIs Enlisting RSETIs for imparting training to RD and PR functionaries, e-PRIs at sub-state and grassroots level To suggest training strategy for conduct of training programmes on the convergence of MoRD flagship RD programmes at various level.

4 National Institute of Rural Development Introduction Autonomous body under Ministry of Rural Development Undertakes training, research, action research and consultancy in rural development sector Celebrated its golden jubilee in December, 2008 with President of India as Chief Guest The President hailed NIRD as a premier institution for RD managers.She advocated development of farmer friendly machines and making available technologies for developing rural communities. Vision - Promoting programmes benefitting rural poor, democratic decentralization, operational efficiency of RD and PRI functionaries, transfer of technology and environmental awareness.

5 National Institute of Rural Development Mission To examine and analyze factors contributing to economic and social well being of rural people on sustainable basis with focus on rural poor and disadvantaged groups by improving the knowledge, skills and attitudes of RD officials and non-officials through training, workshops etc. Structure and organization NIRD at Hyderabad with Regional Centres at Guwahati and Patna. Establishment of NIRD Centre for Rural Employment and Livelihood Studies at Jaipur planned. 47- member General Council with MRD as President and a 14- member Executive Council with MRD as Chairman. Director General as Chief Executive Officer assisted by a DDG, Financial Adviser, Registrar and multi-disciplinary faculty. Three Standing Committees - Academic Committee, Selection Committee and Committee on Administration and Finance - also function.

6 National Institute of Rural Development Infrastructure and Faculty Very good infrastructure including well-equipped conference halls, library, computer centre, furnished guest houses, health centre, gymnasium, swimming pool and a community hall. About 80 multi-disciplinary faculty including specialists, trainers, researchers and consultants. A Faculty Development Scheme in operation to address the professional needs of academic staff. Centres 19 faculty Centres ranging from wage employment, self-employment, watershed and natural resource management, rural infrastructure, gender empowerment, equity and social development and human resource development, etc.

7 National Institute of Rural Development Training Activities Conduct Training programmes for about Senior Officers and Executives in RD management and PRI elected members at NIRD Headquarters and Regional Centres, SIRDs, etc. Focal areas include wage and self-employment, land, water and forestry management, drinking water and sanitation, rural technologies, rural credit and micro-finance, IT, geo-informatics, communication and media applications, planning, monitoring and evaluation Training methods cover experience sharing, experiential learning, group discussions, case studies, role play, simulation games, lecture- cum-discussions, panel discussions, field visits, exposure visits to best practices sites, participatory training methods, projects, etc. Also undertake curriculum development, prepare training manuals and guidelines for MORD Schemes.

8 National Institute of Rural Development The training programmes include General Programmes for 6 days, TOTs for trainers and stakeholders, off-campus and regional programmes, Workshops and Seminars and International Training Programmes. NIRD Training Performance: YearProgrammes Organised Participants (projected)

9 National Institute of Rural Development Research NIRD research themes include: poverty reduction and rural employment, environment and sustainable development, decentralization and good governance and transfer of technology. Research studies conducted in the past cover : tribal and dalit issues, governance for the poor, technology transfer to the poor, access to quality credit to the poor, public-private partnerships, contract farming, tenancy relations and livelihoods of the poor, NREGA, SGSY, and IAY, Water and Sanitation, community mobilization, Natural Resources Management. NIRD Research Performance YearResearch Projects completed (ongoing)68

10 National Institute of Rural Development Post Graduate Diploma and Distance Education Programmes Completed the first one year PG Diploma in Rural Development Management in August, 2009 to develop a committed cadre of RD Management Professionals ; Second batch in progress. One year PG Diploma programme in Sustainable rural development through distant mode started in December, 2009 in association with University of Hyderabad. Rural Technology Park Established in 1999 at NIRD campus for transfer of technologies to villages and to accelerate dissemination of appropriate and affordable technologies to rural poor. Houses Solar Power Unit managed by illiterate women, National Rural Building Centre and Sanitation Park and showcases variety of low cost rural technologies.

11 National Institute of Rural Development Networking with State RD Training Institutions Have intensified efforts to strengthen dynamic linkage with SIRDs and ETCs. NIRD designate senior faculty members as State Link Officer for each State/SIRD to help in State training and research programmes. Organizes annual National Colloquia of SIRDs and ETCs for developing close and intimate linkages. NIRD offers Trainers Training Programme for faculty of SIRDs and ETCs Extends funding support to SIRDs for taking up short term research. Centre for Media and Rural Documentation of NIRD caters to the information needs of SIRDs.

12 National Institute of Rural Development Financial Status MoRD provides 100% funding support towards Plan and Non- Plan to NIRD. Details of Receipts of Grants and Expenditure Year ReceiptExpenditure PlanNon-PlanPlanNon-Plan *296.15* (Rs. in Lakhs) * Upto

13 National Institute of Rural Development NIRD formulated a Vision Document which mainly provides for Creation of a Technology Bank for traditional and non-traditional technologies. Propagation of Distance Mode of Education. Greater International Engagement. Technological up-gradation of C-GARD. Infrastructure through automatic mapping and facilitation management using GIS technologies. Module mapping Creation of new centres Networking of credit institutions and alternative banking. Up-gradation of facilities at NIRD Networking of Training Institutions Creation of Land Bank Deeper engagement with PESA

14 Reports on NIRD Report on Impact of NIRD Training ( Apr 92 to Jun, 93) Report of Task Force for identification of main themes of training & research & appropriate institutional mechanisms - NIRD Report on NIRDs Vision for 21 st Century (1997) – Academy of Human Resource Development, Hyderabad Report on Training Programmes conducted by NIRD – Internal Work Study Unit

15 Aspiration: To be A virtual academy has to be designed to provide the four-way information connectivity between scientific institutions consortiums (lab-to-lab), between institutions and users (lab-to- land), between traditional rural knowledge base to technical experts (land-to-lab) and for lateral learning between rural families (land-to-land)

16 Inter University Center - Need Dualism in Indian Economy – sluggish agriculture, widening rural-urban inequalities Knowledge as a source of growth : diffusion of rural technologies to trigger growth process Scattering of knowledge across Institutions : need to bring them together Knowledge leveraging for faster and inclusive growth Need for networked functioning AGRINDUS Dream: Coordination between agriculture, industry and commerce – need for massive collaboration between academic institutions and other sectors and agencies

17 Objectives To serve as a national hub of knowledge connectivity for Rural Development by networking a set of regional hubs or the Regional Platforms for Knowledge Connectivity. To support development of plans and policies for rural development by research, training and demonstration and create functioning packages of social technologies, physical technologies and economic policy strategies for various agro-climatic regions.

18 Objectives To facilitate development of techno-managerial cadres needed for the rural development plans of the country – and to this end create innovative academic programmes. At the same time, evolve HRD package (including training) suitable for the development of each region. To help in working out S&T intervention modules, particularly for the development leap-frogging of the backward regions, by synergizing the resources that are available with various stake-holders like UGC, ICAR, CSIR, industries, ISRO, NGOs and private sector institutions.

19 Objectives To help create special institutional structures and schemes for nurturing leadership in regional development/ entrepreneurship with special focus on the most backward regions. To sponsor creation of new regional rural development universities, particularly in the most backward agro-climatic regions where networking- mix is not feasible because of non-availability of the requisite infrastructure and skill at present.

20 Two-tier Structure Regional Hubs To get to the 18 agro-climatic regions Inter-disciplinary mix of Knowledge Centers (Agricultural Institutes, CSIR labs, KVIC, NRM Institutes, Entrepreneurship development centers, Regional planning institutes) National Hub for the IUC To network the regional platforms for knowledge connectivity ((RPKC) To be housed in a development oriented institution

21 Organizational Structure Executive Hub Members will be coordinators of RPKC (VC/Director of regional institutes or their nominees ) Chairperson will be an outstanding rural development expert Regional Hubs EC: representatives from agriculture & natural resources, scientific & industrial sector, enterprise like banking, service & business, NGO farmers, Regional Council : representatives of wider set of institutions like banks, NGOs, special government offices, citizen for a, industries, local governments, etc.

22 Illustration: Gujarat Plain & Hill Regions Professional Dimension` Typical InstitutionRemarks on the Institution Regional rural development Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad Institute of Rural Development, Anand Both the institutions together can help plan for the development of rural/ tribal areas Regional PlanningCEPT universityAn unique institute in land-use planning of the rural region Entrepreneurship development Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Bhat Nationally renowned entrepreneurship training centre HealthCEHAT, CHETNAAn NGO, well-known for health initiative EnvironmentN.M. Sadguru Water and Development Foundation AKRDP, DSC Environment institutes with specialization in watershed Specific livelihood direction NDDB, GCMMF, emerging Producer Companies in Saurashtra Venkateshwara Hatcheries, SEWA Rural, Private Corporations These institutions are nationally known frontlines

23 IUC: Staffing & Functionality Improving Programme Planning/ policies Agriculture Development and Technology Rural Institute Building Economic Policy Analysis Emerging Technology ICT R&D Networking HRD Networking Coordinator

24 Staffing of IUC Specializations: – Agriculture development & technology – Rural Institute Building – Economic policy analysis – Emerging technology and networking group Experts / functionaries with following responsibility/specialization – Innovative programme planning / policies – R & D networking – HRD networking ICT support unit – collaboration with CEC, Edusat

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