Chairman HIRD Executive Committee
The HIRD, as established with an aim, has fulfilled its responsibilities to the satisfaction of National objectives. It continues to uphold its mission clearly summed up as
The general objective of the Institute is to render help in the promotion of rural development programmes for enhancing the status and quality of life of the rural people. Its specific objectives are:
The Institute has consistently been making earnest endeavors in its pursuit of these objectives and has made full use of its human and infrastructural resources to meet this end.
Since the stated mission and objectives cannot be achieved on their own without a well planned operational agenda that embarks upon a renewed and evolving approach of the administrative and beneficiary elements at rural level, the Institute has carved an operational agenda which may be elucidated as
HIRD is an outcome of active involvement of its modelers and the rural people. The Institute adopts a people oriented approach so as to involve rural masses to cause a percolation of the various programmes initiated by State and Central governments.
Considering the need for community participation in the development process, the HIRD has initiated a strategy to develop human resource base of villages. The lack of employment opportunities, declining female to male ratio, low levels of literacy, poor sanitation, health and hygiene, low awareness to mother and child welfare, etc., have already been resulting in very serious social and cultural problems in the State. These all pose matters of great concern and call for concerted efforts on part of all concerned for amelioration.
HIRD strategy attempts to develop knowledge, skill and managerial capacity of
the rural youth for gainful self-employment. This would lead to gender
sensitization and empowerment of the rural masses, and hence help in achieving
the desired goals.