NIRD&PR

Centre for Rural Infrastructure

Centre's Mandate

Analysing the determining factors of rural infrastructure for enhancing the capacities of rural people on a sustainable basis through research, action research and consultancy efforts

Objectives

  • To create fully-equipped and highly competent professionals for planning and management of rural infrastructure programmes.
  • To facilitate rural infrastructure promotion with focus on the rural poor by upgrading the knowledge and skills and changing the attitudes of rural development officials, PRI representatives and non-officials through organising training programmes, workshops, seminars etc.

Thrust Area

  • Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation.
  • Rural Housing.
  • Rural Roads.
  • Rural Energy.
  • Rural Marketing Infrastructure.

The programmes and policies that are designed and implemented with respect to the above are analysed and necessary policy support extended to the concerned State / Central Ministries by CRI. In addition, the Centre undertakes consultancy projects on request by national and international organisations. Further, the participants attending training programmes at the institute are exposed to the demonstration units established at the Centre for Innovation and Appropriate Technologies (CIAT), NIRD & PR.

Faculty

Dr P Sivaram

Professor & Head

Education : M.A (Sociology); M.Phil; PhD; MBA (HRM)
Areas of Specialisation : Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Livelihoods, HRD, Participatory Training & Development and Social Security.
Email : sivaram.nird[at]gov.in
Phone : (+91) 040-24008448
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Dr R Ramesh

Assistant Professor

Education : M.A., PhD
Areas of Specialisation : Drinking Water and Sanitation, Proposal Writing, Strategic Planning, Logframes, Development Research, Communication for Development, Development Reportage.
Email : rramesh.nird[at]gov.in
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Last Update : 27-03-17

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