||Gist of Operations & Performances
||Need Assessment Study in Goa
IIRD has completed need assessment study in Murmugaon municipality in the state of Goa.
The need assessment of proposed activities of CII was conducted by IIRD, Shimla
||Impact Assessment Study in HP state
IIRD has completed impact assessment study of completed activities of CII in 18 numbers of villages of Shimla district of HP state.
The study assessed the change in quality of life of people
||Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Programme
The skill training is going on as a Private Training Partner (PTP) under Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Progra
mme (UPSDP) of Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission (UPSDM).
IIRD has initiated skill development programme in Chandali, Kasganj and Ghaziabad districts including a Tehsil
Modinagar of Uttar Pradesh on ‘Renewable Energy: Solar Electric System Installer & Service Provider (RNE 101)
and Soft Skills for Base Line Staff in Service Sector’. Now, batches are formed and trial sessions are going on in
Chandauli Centre. The counselling is continuously going on for the enrolment of the trainees and also started
in another 3 centres under the same programme.
||Capacity Building Training Programme on Integrated Watershed Development
12 Panchayat institution representatives from the Development Block Banjar of District Kullu of Himachal Pradesh
have participated in 6 days Capacity Building Training Programme on Integrated Watershed Development.
The key objective of training programme was to orient the trainees on “how to implement the watershed”
and ensure sustainability of watershed activities.
||R.O Water Plant Installation in Delhi Schools
At Narela area of Delhi, RO technology based three no. RO plants were installed by IIRD, Shimla.
As a result of using safe and hygienic drinking water from RO plant;
the serious water borne diseases, stomach problem related diseases have been reduced and strengthened
healthy life of about 900 school students with support of Budha educational society
||Capacity Building of PRI Members in Jharkhand State
In Jharkhand state, about 2050 PRI members were oriented by eight members’ team of IIRD within a period of
one month. The participants attended in 3 days training programme with the schedule of Govt. of Jharkhand.
The leadership quality and the level of knowledge of Panchayatiraj institution members has shown a new path
of journey for strengthening effective governance in the state with support of RGPSA
||DPR Preparation on Multi Purpose Sports Complex in Karnataka
A detailed project report (DPR) of Multi-purpose sports complex has been prepared by IIRD for twin city
Dharwad of Karnataka state. The proposal involved detailed engineering, architectural and technical facility plan
and purposes to bring a change in quality of livelihood of people with support of ONGC
||Digital/ SMART Class Room Education Project in Karnataka
About 10,000 school students of 20 schools in Dharwad district of Karnataka after installation of 20 digital
classrooms by IIRD, Shimla with support of GAIL. The level of knowledge and in depth understanding of school
students and teachers has been increased sharply and the result of students was much better than previous year.
||Construction of School Building in Himachal Pradesh
The un-safety and risk in life of about 300 school going children has been avoided with the support of CAF
and implementation by IIRD. The primary school building is under construction in Sarsai village of
Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.
||Field Verification under Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (PSP) & PRIs
About 2000 people involving about 100 public institutions (Anganwadi worker, school, hospital…) of 19
Gram Panchayats of Uttarakhand and Punjab states were involved in the process of field verification completed
with the support of Ministry of Panchayati Raj
||Drinking Water Quality Testing Mobile Van Project in Delhi & Uttar Pradesh
About 4 Lac Population of urban Delhi and Uttar Pradesh states were covered under drinking water quality
testing by the help of IIRD with support of Livpure foundation. The quality of unhygienic drinking water was
tested within the mobile van fitted with micro laboratory testing technology and kit available within the mobile
||Installation of 100 Solar Street Lights in Paradeep of Odisha
The project was initiated to install 100 solar in Paradeep Gram Panchayat in Jagatshinghpur Dist.
of Odisha in order to bring effective street lighting to the 68585 people of the Paradeep M.C.
The project was initiated by the procurement of solar cell modules
||Installation of 350 Solar Street Lights in Shimla district of HP
The project completed installing 350 street lights in 15 villages of Sholi Gram Panchayat, positioned in the
border of Shimla and Kullu districts of Himachal Pradesh with support of NTPC
||National Level Field Verification of Panchayats (MoPAR)
IIRD conducted field verification of Panchayats recommended by the State Government for Panchayat
Awards(PSP & RGGSP), Government of India, Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPAR) .
IIRD was directed by Ministry of Panchayat Raj to conduct Field Verification of Panchayats recommended
by the State Governments of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and to Submit Verification Reports With emphasis on best
practices of the respective panchayats,
· 25 villages of Theog and Jubble-Kothkai block of Shimla district
· 11 locations of Mormugao of Goa state
National Level Field Verification of State recommended Panchayats for conferring Panchayat
SashaktikaranPuraskar (PSP) and Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (RGGSP) under Rajiv
Gandhi Panchayat SashaktikaranAbhiyan (RGPSA) in Tamila Nadu and Kerala
(Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), Government of India)
||RO Plants Installation in Villages of Karnataka
IIRD addressed drinking water Issues in Villages of Dharward District in Karnataka by establishing 20 RO
plants in 20 villages of Gram Panchayats of Kalgatgi, Kundgol and Hubli in three Talukas of Dharward district of
Karnataka state covering in 3 Talukas with support of EIL
||Needs Assessment Study in Goa
IIRD conducted needs Assessment Study was conducted in 11 locations of Mormugao of Goa state
||Impact Assessment cum Base Line Study In SHIMLA (CII), HP
IIRD Conducted base line and impact assessment study of the 25 villages of Theog and Jubble-Kothkai block of
Shimla district of HP state
||Orientation Programme on Strengthening of Dairy Farming
IIRD conducted training operations in 6 locations and trained nearly 3743 participants to strengthen the
organizational framework of HP Milk Federation and to update the participants of current strategies of animal
rearing to maximize milk production. The objective of training was Orientation on Dairy Farming and
Strengthening of Cooperative Initiatives of Cooperative Societies registered under HP MILKFED, (HP MILKFED)
Kullu Dist, Himachal Pradesh
||Farmers’ Orientation Programme on Animal Rearing and Dairy Farming
IIRD conducted farmers’ orientation programme in Himachal Pradesh (HP MILKFED,
Kunnu, Mandi dist, Himachal Pradesh) and covered topics on animal rearing and dairy farming
||UPSDP (UP Skill Development Programme)
IIRD in the Years 2015 and 2016 trained nearly 433 unemployed youth and enhanced their skills to
increase their chances of employability. The Institute was active in providing technical knowledge to youth on
the installation and operation of alternative energy sources. under UPSDP, IIRD has established a Training
Centre in Chandauli district. The Centre has a furnished office space, spread approximately over 4500 feet-2,
consisting of one Information Technology (IT) laboratory, with 15 computer systems, two workshops equipped
with solar and technical equipment and 5 modern classrooms, with toilet facilities for male and female trainees
||Organization of IPD Sholi Orientation Workshop
All the Advisory Committee Members, the highest governing body of Integrated Panchayat
Development (IPD)-Sholi – Sub Mission of IIRD have attended three days orientation workshop which was
held at the Headquarters of IIRD in Shimla from 17th to 19th October 2014. The workshop was organized for
equipping those in-charges of ground level administration of the Model Panchayat Project with all the details
and skills required. Along with that the rules and other details regarding the management of IPD was decided.
There will be totally 19 members in the Advisory Committee where as seven of them will be special invitees.
||Launch of Panchayat Swachhata Abhiyan (PSA)- Sholi
IIRD through its unique initiative of Integrated Panchayat Development (IPD); an endeavour to convert a Gram
Panchayat into a tinny republic, organized PanchayatSwachhataAbhiyan in SholiPanchayat to clean the streets,
roads and infrastructure of the Panchayat in align with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Govt. of India.
The campaign was officially launched on December 6, 2014 at Sholi village where Managing Director (MD)
of IIRD, too, wielded broom and cleaned the streets alongwith the villagers for three hours.
Total 450 volunteers including school children and villagers form Sholi village
have actively participated in the movement.
||Solar Electrification of Streets under IPD Sholi
Eco-friendly solar light powered streets cum habitat light facility initiated by IIRD under its unique
initiative-Integrated Panchayat Development (IPD) Sholi is under process of installation in different parts
of SholiPanchayat of Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh. The points of installation are decided by GPS mapping
facility. IIRD is in planning to install total 500 lights in the Panchayat. Till date 150 lights has successfully
||Real Time Data Generation & Management (RTDM) in Model Panchayat
The RTDM is a 21st Century Innovation of IIRD under Model Panchayat Initiative.
This unique initiative is going to re-define the development of 21st century and IIRD is going to be the proud
stakeholder in the transformation. The project has successfully been tested in Gram PanchayatSholi,
adopted by IIRD for Model Development under its Integrated Panchayat Development (IPD) initiative.
In near future IIRD is in planning to replicate the same in another 17 Panchayats of the Satluj Basin.
||Mushroom Cultivation under IPD Sholi
The Oyster Mushroom farming facility initiated by IIRD in Sholi Gram Panchayat is getting more popular
as several households showed interest to facilitate it in their respective houses. The initial farm site is now
having 212 bags of mushroom which is now in harvesting stage. Till date under 1st plucking total 20 kg of
mushroom has been procured and sailed to villagers.
||Completed a Training Programme – ‘Animal Rearing and Women Related to Dairy’
IIRD successfully executed a training programme on ‘Animal rearing and women related to dairy’ sponsored
by Himachal Pradesh State Co-operative Milk Producers’ Federation Ltd. (HP MILKFED), Tuto – Shimla,
Govt. of Himachal Pradesh under RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana (RKVY) functioning under National Mission
for Protein Supplements (NMPS) of Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI.
The objective of the programme was to make aware and well trained the mountainous people for getting more
milk from their milch animals. Under this programme, IIRD has executed 75 training programmes for milk
producers of five districts in Himachal Pradesh between February 6 to September 9, 2014 for 13018 milk
||Completed a Benchmark Study – ‘Milk Production Scenario in Kullu of HP state’
IIRD successfully completed a Benchmark Study on Milk Production Scenario in Kullu District,
Himachal Pradesh. The Study was sponsored by HP MILKFED, Shimla, HP. In order to augment
its sphere of operation, the HP MILKFED plans to intensify its services to the farmers of Kullu.
The present report is a brief feasibility study of milk production scenario of whole district in general &
the surroundings of Chilling Plant-Mohal (i.e., Kullu-Manali-Banjar areas) and Milk Processing Plant
Duttnagar (i.e., Anni&Nirmand areas) in particular.
||Training Programme on Co-operative Movement for Milk Producers
IIRD successfully executed a training programme on ‘Co-operative Movement’ for Milk Producers’
Co-operative Societies Management Committee (MPCSMC) (Registered under HP MILKFED)
Members of Kangra, Sirmaur and Kullu District. Till date 510 MPCSMC Members has gone
through this training programme in three different venues. The objective of the programme
was to make trained these members regarding the Co-operative Movement to ensure more milk from the
||Capacity Building Training Programme on Integrated Watershed Development (IWMP)
28 Panchayat Representatives from the Development Block Banjar of District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
has participated in 3 days Capacity Building Training Programme on Integrated Watershed Development.
A detailed discussion on Integrated Watershed Development Programme (IWMP) was held in the programme.
||Adult Education Programme (AEP)
Under AEP of IIRD, two groups of minority women, representing 25 women of Shimla City are getting basic
education. Till today these women have successfully completed 10 months of their training. On the successful
completion of 9 months of their studies the Senior Faculty of IIRD has conducted an examination of these
women students. The results were found satisfactory. Now on the request of these women IIRD is searching
opportunity to conduct examination, so that, they could got certificates form of the Education Department.
||IIRD got 3rd eNGO Challenge South Asia 2014 Award
IIRD was awarded by the Grand Jury of 3rd eNGO Challenge South Asia 2014 as 2nd Runner Up for developing
customized Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Human Recourse Management (HRM) tools for greater
operational efficiency. Out of five categories IIRD was awarded for ‘Organizational Efficiency’.
This category focuses on NGOs who use ICT and digital media tools for improving and enhancing their
organizational efficiency and bringing transparency within the organisation.
||Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Programme (UPSDP)
As a Private Training Partner (PTP) under Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Programme (UPSDP) of Uttar
Pradesh Skill Development Mission (UPSDM) IIRD has initiated skill development programme in Chandali,
Kasganj and Ghaziabad districts including a Tehsil Modinagar of Uttar Pradesh on ‘Renewable Energy: Solar
Electric System Installer & Service Provider (RNE 101) and Soft Skills for Base Line Staff in Service Sector’.
Now, batches are formed and trial sessions are going on in Chandauli Centre.
The counselling is continuously going on for the enrolment of the trainees.
Subsequently, the trail batches would be started in another 3 centres under the same programme.
||Participation in NSDC Exhibition, New Delhi
As part of the “7th National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Partners Meet” IIRD put up an
exhibition stall at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 4th-5th August 2014.
IIRD demonstrated innovations in digital pens and data automation.
||Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programme (EDP) in Food Processing
IIRD has successfully organised a 26 days (November 3-28, 2014) Entrepreneurship and Skill Development
Programme (ESDP) in food processing for 50 enthusiastic women participants of Shimla at Gurudwara
Complex, Sanjauli, Shimla, H.P. under the sponsorship of NIESBUD, Ministry of Micro Small and Medium
Enterprises, Govt. of India. The trainee women were undergone through theoretical as well as practical
exposure for making different food items. Each and every sessions were designed in such a way so that
trainee women could get professional ideas for starting their own entrepreneurship.
||Internship Programme (IP) for Students
Under the Internship Programme (IP) of IIRD, students from different universities, institutions and
organisations gone through excellent studies in different fields of rural development. Under the same,
5 Interns from NIRD Hyderabad and School of Planning and Architecture (SoP&A), Bhopal completed
their dissertations works under the auspicious guidance of senior faculty of IIRD. Working in IIRD,
provided the trainees an opportunity of understanding the working system in rural areas related to
rural development issues.
||Research & Development (R & D):
Dissemination and demonstration of water harvesting, conservation and ground water recharging technologies.
The project was the part of Integrated Eco-development Research Programme (IERP) of Ministry of
Environment & Forests and Climate Change and sponsored by G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment
and Development, Almora, UK. All project activities were executed in Gram Panchayat Sholi (1413-2240m),
Participation in Orientation Workshop of MOPR. In Delhi, January 2015, members of National Level Field
Verification Agency (NLFVA), ten staff members of IIRD including Managing Director and other Directors
contributed to a two day (January 7thand 8th) Orientation Workshop on Verification of State, recommending
Panchayats for conferring Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (PSP) and Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha
Puraskar (RGGSP) under Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA).
National Level Verification of Best Performing Panchayats in Kerala and Rajasthan:
IIRD has been entrusted as a National Level Field Verification Agency (NLFVA), by the Ministry of Panchayati
Raj (MoPR) to carry out verification of State recommended Panchayats for conferring Panchayat Sashaktikaran
Puraskar (PSP) and Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (RGGSP) under Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran
Abhiyan (RGPSA) in Kerala and Rajasthan. PSP and RGGSP are national awards given to encourage rural planning
units to perform better and strengthen grassroots level democracy
||Renewable Energy-Solar Street Light Installation
IIRD installed 100 solar street lights in IPD in association with the local committee which included the training of
the localites on solar street light assembling and installation under supervision of the Energy Committee.
||National Conference on ‘CSR: Emerging Issues, Challenges and Strategies’
In order to make different stakeholders vibrant about the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) provision in the
wake of New Companies Act 2013, IIRD successfully organized a National Conference on ‘CSR: Emerging Issues,
Challenges and Strategies’ at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India on November 27, 2013. The aim of the
Conference was to provide a forum, initiate dialogues and enlighten the participants on creating a competitive
edge for the respective organizations in the field of CSR besides devising concrete strategies for bringing sustainable
impact of the CSR initiatives across the country.
||Successful launch of IIRD Newsletter
In order to expend the IIRD’s vision and mission round the globe it was felt that a mean of communication is
required to vibrant the stockholders. To realise the same motive IIRD has launched a Newsletter on dated
November 27, 2013 on the occasion of IIRD’s National Conference on CSR organised at India Habitat Centre,
New Delhi. The Chief Guest of the occasion, Mr. O.P. Rawat, IAS, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises,
Govt. of India, has officially launched 1st Issue of the Newsletter.
||Participation in 3rd National Assembly & Capacity Building Programme of Indian Temperance Youth Federation (ITYF)
IIRD has actively participated in a National Level Capacity Building Training cum ITYF General Assembly on
September 14 and 15, 2013, at Sewagram (Wardha). During the progamme, the district and state level presentations
were made by the participants. During the programme, the representatives of IIRD urged the participants to
participate in IIRD efforts to promote safe and abuse-free tourism in Himachal Pradesh as well as in the country.
||IIRD’s International Chapter in Nigeria
IIRD hassigned anMoU with Shirlyx Foundation, Nigeria to start the International Chapter at Nigeria,
Africa for the promotion of sustainable and inclusive development in this country.
Accordingly, Shirlyx will subscribe and run the IIRD Chapter in Nigeria,
||IIRD awarded as Partner in Action for UN initiatives
IIRD had pledged to take part in the activities of United Nation (UN) Global Compact through participation in
country activities, involvement in special initiatives, engagement in partnership projects, reviewing and providing
commentaries to participating companies on their communications on progress.
||IIRD Registered to work with UNEP
The Centre for Environment & Climate Change (CECC) – A Unit of IIRD, has been registered to take part in the
works of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Every year under Internship Programme of IIRD, students from different universities, institutions and
organisations undertake studies in different fields of rural development.During the FY 2013-14 IIRD successfully
imparted training for two interns from National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad.
||Representation of NGO Sector at IWMP Workshop
IIRD has represented the NGO Sector at Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)
Workshop on ‘Strengthening of IWMP Guidelines for Development Policy Loan (DPL)’ organised by Rural
Development Department, Government of Himachal Pradesh on April 6, 2013 at the Secretariat, Shimla,
||Execution of Research and Development (R&D) Projects
Two R&D projects have been executed under Centre for Environment & Climate Change (CECC).
The project titles were as follows:
· ‘Dissemination and demonstration of water harvesting, conservation and ground water recharging technologies’.
· ‘Monitoring and Evaluation of Pattan Valley Forest Development Agency (FDA)’
||Processing & distribution of Organic Foods
The intervention was initiated under the banner of Himalayan Safe Food- A Farmer Promoted Venture of IIRD,
under the Centre – Centre for Livelihood and Micro-Finance (CLMF). Under this initiative IIRD has started
working on safe food processing, through which various agri-horticultural products were processed and made
available in the market on a reasonable price.
||Experimentation of Low Cost Substrate Pasteurisation for Oyster Mushroom Cultivation
Under the banner of “Himalayan Safe Food”, the Centre for Livelihood and Micro-Finance (CLMF) has
worked on minimizing the cultivation cost for oyster mushroom, so that small and marginal farmers can cultivate
this most nutritious and easy-to-cultivate mushroom for the dual purpose of their own consumption and the scope
of improving their livelihood by marketing the produce. In this regard a successful experimentation was also
experienced by IIRD at its Headquarters Shimla.
||Training programme on ‘Animal Rearing and Women related to Dairy’
During the FY 2013-14, under the said programme total 18 training programmes were organised to train
2675 milk producers in five districts of Himachal Pradesh.
||Capacity Building Programmes on Food Processing & Entrepreneurship
Under one of the IIRD Centre – Centre for Entrepreneurship & Skill Development, two entrepreneurship
and capacity building training programmes, 1st on Food Processing (at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh) and 2nd on
Computer Hardware and Networking (at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh), has successfully organised.
||Participation as Private Training Partner for Implementation of Uttar Pradesh Skill Development
IIRD has entered into the final stage of negotiations with Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission (UPSDM)
regarding the signing of MoU for providing training and ensuring placement of 6000 youths of three districts & one
tehsil of Uttar Pradesh on ‘Renewable Energy: Solar Electric System Installer & Service Provider (RNE 101) and
Soft Skills for Base Line Staff in Service Sector’.
||Organised a Capacity Building Training Programme for Minority Women
A training programme on a topic ‘Leadership Development of Minority Women’ was successfully organised by IIRD
under one of its Centres, Centre for Urban Governance in Shimla City under which 151 women got the training.
||Training Need Assessment (TNA) for Representatives of ULBs to learn Poverty Alleviation
This assessment study was conducted in Shimla to build the capacities of representatives of ULBs on skills,
livelihood and entrepreneurship development of urban poor.
||Conducted a Study on Pro-poor Development
An independent study was conducted by the IIRD team on pro-poor development in Shimla. In the study identified
the hurdles in the path of development of the poor community of Shimla City.
||Training-cum-exposure visit of Panchayat Representatives from Chhattisgarh
A five days training-cum-exposure visit of Panchayat Representatives from Chhattisgarh was conducted by IIRD
to find opportunity to see the resent development in different villages of Himachal Pradesh, so that, the same
developmental works could be replicated in Chhattisgarh state by the panchayat representatives.
||Capacity building training of representatives and functionaries of PRI’s and ULB’s
A capacity building training for representatives and functionaries of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI’s) and
Urban local Bodies (ULB’s) of Chamba district was successfully organised in phased manner.
||Field verification and reporting on different Govt. Schemes
Under this assignment, IIRD had successfully verified 6 village panchayats, 6 intermediate panchayats and 3
district Panchayats of Himachal Pradesh (best panchayats recommended at Developmental Block Level) under
Panchayat Empowerment and Incentive Scheme (PEAIS) of Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR).
||Successful use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Plan Your Day (PYD) applications
ERP and PYD applications are the innovations of IIRD to make coordination between work and human
resources use to realize vision, mission and objectives of the organisation in a stipulated time frame.
||Technology Transfer to Development Sector
IIRD joined hands with Chennai based digitalization company M/s. XCallibre India, to promote and transfer
the Real-Time Data Generation and Management (RTDGM) technology in development sector.
||Execution of developmental project ‘Addressing Safe Drinking Water issues in Karnataka’
Under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Engineers India Limited (EIL) IIRD has executed this project
which includes construction of 8 RO water treatment plants and associated facilities, each with the capacity to
produce 2000 litres per hour of drinking water. These water treatment plants are providing clean, filtered drinking
water for the 8 villages in DoddaballapurTaluk, Karnataka.
||Execution of developmental project ‘Addressing Safe Drinking Water issues in Andhra Pradesh’
Under the CSR support of Engineers India Limited (EIL) IIRD has installed 93 Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems in
few selected educational institutions in Bapatla and Prakasm districts of Andhra Pradesh.
||Preparation of Annual Action Plan and work on ‘PlanPlus’
In close coordination of District Panchayat Committee (DPC) Chamba, IIRD – as a technical support Institute (TSI)
has developed annual action plan (AAP) for BRGF district Chamba for the year 2013-14. IIRD also
worked for ‘PlanPlus’ – a software developed by the National Information Centre (NIC), under the guidance and
direction of MoPR, in order to strengthen the decentralized planning process
||Organised an exposure visit of representatives & functionaries of PRIs from Chamba
IIRD successfully organised an exposure visit for the representatives & functionaries of PRIs of Chamba district,
Himachal Pradesh to the Gram PanchayatChharba (awarded as best panchayat at national level) of Sahaspur Block,
||Launch of Integrated Panchayat Development (IPD) Sholi
The Integrated Panchayat Development (IPD) Model of IIRD is something which experiments with making the
Gram Panchayat, a tiny republic in the real sense, where the people have control over planning, implementation,
regulations and resources. This initiative not just presents resources for benefitting people, but extends much
beyondthe existing concepts of Model Village prevalent in different parts of the country. This is going to be the
New Era Philosophy of Development, which would impact national policies and give a new direction for
understanding development. As the part of entry point activities under this programme,
IIRD had initiated works, like-solar electrification of streets, mushroom cultivation and water resource
||Developing Model Village – SJVN Project Village Bayal
After the successful field survey and observation in the village and interaction with the villagers on different
developmental issues, IIRD had prepared detailed project report (DPR) on SatlujJalVidyutNigam (SJVN) Limited
project village-Bayal for developing the same as Model Village.
||Training of Women in Urban Local Bodies(ULB’s)
The training on sanitary pad making was given to women in ULB’s under SwarnaJayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana
(SJSRY).The objective of the training programme was to provide training to the urban poor for a variety of services,
based on local skills, so that they can setup self-employment ventures or secure salaried employment with enhanced
remuneration. Toward this end , as even day(May26toJune3,2012)skill development training programme was
organised by IIRD in collaboration with the Municipal Council Manaliat Manali
||Developed a Training Module on Entrepreneurship & Skill
Under the JNNURM programme a training module on entrepreneurship, livelihood and skill development was
developed. A copy of the training module was submitted to the Director, Department of Urban Development,
||ULB Adoption Programme
The ULB Adoption Programme pursues the adoptions of small and medium-size Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), like,
Nagar Panchayat and Municipal Councils for cost-effective outcome-based consulting services in order to ensure
integrated development of the same. The areas in which consultancies were provided include diverse subjects, like,
infrastructure, livelihood, governance, poverty services, environment & disaster management, etc.
||Capacity building initiative on Integrated Decentralised District Planning (IDDP) under BRGF in Chamoli, Uttarakhand
The capacity building programme was organised with the objectives like sensitizing the elected representatives,
functionaries and planning team members of Panchayati Raj System and the municipalities about the integrated
decentralized district planning; Capacity building of the participants on decentralized planning vs. horizontal planning; Orienting participants on the steps in
integrated decentralized planning process, etc. covering 1811 participants.
||Interim Training Programme under BRGF in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
A training programme under BRGF for Panchayat Planning Teams (PPTs), elected representatives of gram
panchayats and the functionaries from the line department was organised in district Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
from November 8, 2012. The total developmental blocks covered were Pangi, Bharmour, Chamba and Tissa of
Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh.
||Capacity Building Training in Chamba district on Sectorally Focused Thematic Programme for
Panchayat Functionaries under BRGF
IIRD organised a capacity building training on Sectorally focused thematic programme for Panchayat Functionaries
under BRGF in district Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. Total 784 members were covered.
||Workshop on Integrated Decentralized District Planning (IDDP) held in district Chamoli,
A workshop for line department heads, elected representatives of ZilaPanchayat and District Planning team
members regarding preparation of perspective and annual plans for the period of 12th five year plan was organised
on February 19, 2013 under the Chairmanship of District Magistrate, Chamoli, Uttarakhand.
||Field Verification on Panchayat Empowerment and Accountability Incentive Scheme (PEAIS),
Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), GoI launched PEAIS in 2005-06. Under the scheme States/Union Territories
(UTs) have been covered based on the extent to which they have devolved funds, functions and functionaries(3Fs)to
Panchayats. As of2011-12, this scheme has been enlarged to cover more panchayats to incentivise panchayats based
on performance indicators.
For the verification of different panchayats, the field visits were organized by IIRD in collaboration with the
Department of Panchayati Raj as State Level Verification Team, to verify the rating already done by the applicant
planning units/ district level scrutiny committees in Himachal Pradesh.
||Preparation of Vision Documents as a Technical Support Institute (TSI)
The IIRD is facilitating District Planning Committees of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh and Chamoli,
Uttarakhand in a Decentralised District Planning process as TSI. The programme has given IIRD
an opportunity to engage in a wide range of dialogues and consultations with the general public,
district level department heads, academicians, social workers and different groups at community level.
The first exercise carried out in the process was to make a compilation of reports and documents collected from
almost all major departments as well as parastatal agencies. This was followed by the SWOT analysis in all
developmental blocks. The Stock Taking Report and SWOT analysis of the District are compiled separately.
||Development of website for DPC Chamba
IIRD has developed a comprehensive website (i.e.,http://dpcchamba.org)forDistrictPlanning Committee (DPC)
Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. The website provides details about DPC Chamba and its district, block, and
panchayat-level planning teams. The website also provides details about the DPC’s organizational structure.
The details of programmes running under the DPC are also enclosed under the website.
||Plan consolidation at Gram Panchayat level: Involvement in ‘PlanPlus’
The IIRD has worked for ‘PlanPlus’ under the BRGF district Chamba. PlanPlus is a software developed by the
National Information Center (NIC), under the guidance and direction of Ministry of Panchayati Raj, in order to
strengthen the decentralized planning process. The software is a web-based application which captures the entire
planning workflow starting from identification of needs, to the plan approval process till the final approval by the
District Planning Committee. The software is highly generic and can be extended to capture the plans prepared by
line departments at the state and central level to generate the National Plan.
||Conducted Training Need Assessment on Disaster Management
With the blessings of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, the delegates of IIRD got an opportunity to visit the shrine and
contribute in the development vision of the shrine board by conducting Training Needs Assessment for the members
of Disaster Management Task Force of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB). Accordingly, IIRD Shimla
designated three experts of its Centre-Centre for Disaster Management specialized in their respective fields vis.
disaster management, critical infrastructures and training need analysis.
A detailed on field and off-field study for a week was conducted in a phased manner and a report has been
submitted to the CEO of SMVDSB.
||Launch of School Safety Initiatives (SSI)
Himachal Pradesh is a mountainous state with diverse climatic and geographic conditions.
It is a multi hazard state for both natural and man-made disasters, like, earthquakes, landslides, floods, fires, etc.
School safety has emerged as a very prominent issue which needs to be prioritized in line with disaster management
initiatives. In this aim, IIRD launched a school safety initiative to improve the preparedness of schools through
School Safety Initiatives.
||Organized Awareness Camps
The CDM organized several awareness camps for school children in Shimla on the following topics:
Ø Awareness on earthquakes
Ø History of earthquakes in the State
Ø Information sharing on the earthquake prone zones of the State
Ø Losses from earthquake incidents
Ø Precautions to be taken during an earthquake
Ø Measures taken after an earthquake
||Participation in Mega Mock-Drill Exercise (MMDE)
Amock- drill exercise was conducted by Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (HPSDMA) and
District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Shimla in association with the National Disaster Management
Authorities (NDMA),GoI onFebruary13, 2013inShimla. In the exercise, volunteers of IIRD, representatives of
Sant Nirankari Mission, NSS & NCC and general public along with the participants from govt. departments has
actively participated. The representative from IIRD, Mr. AmitMehta (Prog. Officer)
||Technical Support for Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)
The IWMP is a set of common guidelines for implementing watershed projects in the country. The Ministry of
Rural Development (MoRD), Ministry of Agriculture and the National Waste land Development Project for rainfed
areas use this guideline as a process of planning and implementation of watershed projects in a more participatory,
inclusive, sustainable and equitable manner. IIRD has completed the following assignments under IWMP
||Facilitated SLNA’s for State Level Workshop on IWMP Guidelines
The IIRD had facilitated State Level Nodal Agency’s (SLNA’s) to smoothly conduct the state level workshop on
IWMP guidelines. In this regard IIRD had given some recommendations for strengthening the guidelines of IWMP.
A matrix on discussion themes for strengthening and enhancement of IWMP was made and submitted to SLNA.
||Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Indora watershed, Kangra
IIRD Shimla is supporting the Rural Development Department, Himachal Pradesh in preparing DPRs on integrated
watershed planning in many districts including the one for Kangra district.
The proposed watershed area in Kangra district is located in its In dora block spanning across 9 Panchayats and 41
villages. The process of preparing the integrated watershed planning to produce DPR started with data collection
from the field both from secondary sources like the Patwari, Gram Panchayat and primary data collection through
household surveys and PRA exercises.
||Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Nirmand watershed, Kullu
The proposed watershed area in Kullu district is located in Nirmand block, spanning across 10 Panchayats.
The geographical area of the watershed is 5218 ha.
The process and methods for preparing integrated watershed planning to produce the DPR were the same as
discussed earlier in the case of DPR of In dora watershed, Kangra.
||Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Development Block – Pooh, Kinnaur
The proposed watershed area is located in its Pooh block of Kinnaur district. It spans 6 Panchayats and 7 villages.
The watershed area under reference consists of 6 gram panchayats namely Leo, Aasrang, Thangi, Morang,
Pooh and Nako. As per the Panchayat records, the watershed project covers 1736 households with a population of
||Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Development Block Keylong, Lahaul & Spiti
The proposed area is situated in Key long block of Lahaul & Spitidistrict, Himachal Pradesh and containing 10
gram panchayats. Under the proposed area, Key long is the biggest market in the region. Here, agriculture is the
main base for livelihood and a majority of population cultivates potatoes and peas.
||Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Development Block Kaza, Lahaul & Spiti
The proposed watershed area in Lahaul & Spiti district is located in its Kaza block and spanning in 7
Panchayats and 10 watersheds. For preparing integrated watershed planning to produce DPR the same process
and methods were adopted as earlier discussed in the case of the DPR of Indora watershed, Kangra.
||Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Development Block Kalpa, district Kinnaur
The proposed watershed area in Kinnaur district is located in its Kalpa block, spanning across 5 Panchayats:
Shong, Brua, Thaimgarang, Roghi and Sangla and 41 villages. As per the Panchayat records, the watershed area
has 1303 households with a population of 6506 persons consisting of 3250 males and 3256 females.
||Dissemination and demonstration of water harvesting, conservation and ground water recharging
The project, ‘Dissemination and demonstration of water harvesting, conservation and ground water
recharging technologies through institutional linkages for sustainable livelihood’ is an IERP project sponsored by
G.B.Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development (GBPIHED),Kosi-Katarmal,Almora-263643,
Uttarakhand, India. IERP-Integrated Action Oriented Research, Development and Extension Programme
(termed as Integrated Eco-development Research Programme, IERP is one such activity, and is implemented in
three major areas of the country, namely, Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats and Himalayan region. However, IERP on
Himalayan region was given priority by the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) owing to its youngage,
complex geology, peculiar drainage of the major rivers and the relative fragility of the complex forest eco-system.
It was with this aim, the MoEF entrusted this responsibility by transferring the IERP for the Himalayan region to
GBPIHED w.e.f. April1, 1992.
||Formulating flora & fauna conservation plan
This research study was conducted by IIRD on behalf of M/s Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd. to study the status of wildlife
within a10 km radius of its project area: Tehsil Karsog, District Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.
An action plan was prepared for wildlife conservation. This study was required for M/s Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd. to
seek environmental clearance from the MoEF, in order to set up its proposed cement plant in Ghanger village
(located at a distance of ~ 6 km from Tattapani) and a proposed mining area in the village of Talehan of
Tehsil Karsog, District Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. Beside this, a legal requirement was another reason to
accomplish this study to fulfil a commitment of the company towards sustainable development with conservation of
wildlife and environment.
||Orientation Meeting on the Impact of Inorganic Agriculture on Environment
An orientation meeting regarding the impact of inorganic agriculture on the environment was conducted at
Luhri Hydro Electric Project (LHEP) site. The meeting was presided over by Mr. S.K Sharma, General Manager,
LHEP accompanied by other important functionaries of LHEP. The IIRD was represented by Hon. Director
Dr. L.C. Sharma and Dr. Ajit Singh Naosekpam. It was a lively and interactive meeting in which wide issues
related to harmful impacts of inorganic agricultural practices were discussed.
||Safe food processing
“Himalayan Safe Food” is a brainchild of young agri-horticulture professionals at IIRD, who have developed a
concept of ‘Safe Food’ for the community to meet the demand for healthy and chemical-free food for local and
export markets. IIRD has taken a challenge to adopt organic farming and good agriculture practices through
producer groups in the Himalayan region. Under this process, safe food procured by IIRD will be available in
the market under the brand name “Himalayan Safe Food”.
In the near future, IIRD will organize producers in different groups and federate them under one roof and will
provide facilities of organic certification, good agriculture packaging and practices, inputs, trainings, technical
support, agri-clinic services, and soil & water testing facilities. Above all, they will be given complete marketing
support for their produce. Through our supply chain management system, we will procure their produce, pack and
market it through our brand name “Himalayan Safe Food”.
||Life Skill Building Education Programmes
The life skills based education programmes are intended to empower youth in challenging situations.
Life skills have been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as ‘abilities for adaptive and positive
behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life’.
Practicing life skills leads to qualities such as self-esteem, sociability and tolerance, the ability to take action and
effect change, and the capability to decide what to do. Life skills are thus distinctly different from physical or
perceptual motor skills, such as practical or health skills, as well as from livelihood skills, such as crafts, money
management and entrepreneurial skills.
||Promotion of Rural and Adventure Tourism
The IIRD has felt a need to launch an employment-linked tourism promotion programme to use the potential of
the picturesque nature and, social, economic and cultural uniqueness of rural India. In this direction, IIRD has
prioritized the promotion of rural and adventure tourism. In this regard, some villagers in the State of Himachal
Pradesh have been hired to promote the village tourism. In future they had been consulted for the same and the
comprehensive guidelines will be developed to strengthen them to adopt the concept. Some training programmes
will also be organised to make them competent and aware about the world class facilities in rural tourism
||Training programme on Clean Milk Production
IIRD participated as a technical support institute (TSI) in the ‘Clean Milk Production Scheme’ which began in
2004-05 for creation of necessary infrastructure for production of quality milk and milk products at the farmers’
level, up to the points of consumption by improvement in milking at the farmers level through training and by
strengthening infrastructure to create mass awareness about importance of clean milk production.
In Himachal Pradesh, scheme is implemented through the Himachal Pradesh State Co-operative Milk Producers’
Federation Limited (HP MILKFED).
||Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Training Programme on Computer Hardware & Networking
IIRD organised some training programmes related to entrepreneurship and skill development which were
sponsored by National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD).
In September 2012, IIRD organized an Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Training Programme on
Computer Hardware & Networking at IIRD Complex, Shanan, Shimla.
In the training Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana (RGUMY) was described in detail. The basics of the computer
hardware and networking were the prime components of the training programme.
||Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Training Programme on Food Processing
Under the sponsorship of NIESBUD a five days entrepreneurship & skill development training programme on Food Pr
ocessing was organised by IIRD in two sessions. The 1st session was organised between September 28 to October 21,
2012. The 2nd session was organised between October 28 to November 21, 2012 at district headquarters, Shimla.
Different government schemes were introduced to the participants in the training programme.
The participants also received practical exposure to food processing.
||Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Training Programme on Housekeeping & Hospitality
Under the sponsorship of NIESBUD a sixteen days entrepreneurship & skill development training programme
on Housekeeping & Hospitality was organised by IIRD between September 28 to October 21, 2012 at the IIRD
Campus in Shanan, Shimla. Different government schemes were introduced to participants in the training
programme. The training was focussed on transferring techniques related to housekeeping & hospitality
toward the participants.
||Plan Your Day (PYD) Application
The PYD is an human resource management (HRM) software or employee management system which runs online
and allows users to access any information from anywhere in the world with internet access.
In today’s world automated system is a backbone of any organization.
||Introduction of Image Digitization Technology
IIRD joined hand with Chennai based digitalization company XCallibre India to promote and transfer the new
technology in the development sector so as to facilitate and improve efficiency with IT Enabled Services.
A MoU has been signed by both the companies in this regard. Accordingly,
IIRD will conduct process innovation and research to recommend the XCallibre’s digitalization technology in
Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir amongst the Govt., NGOs and development sector
||Workshop on Integrated Decentralized District Planning
The district level workshop on Integrated Decentralized District Planning was facilitated by IIRD as TSI for
finalizing the planning and financial benchmarks and devising fund allocation pattern for different priorities
in light of preparing perspective and annual plan for 12th five year plan period. The workshop was organized
in Bachat Bhawan Chamba on March 8, 2013.
||IVD rationale & opportunities
Having worked with state and centre government for a long period on different aspects, the quest of IIRD
to make some tangible and demonstrable contribution in development sector remained unfulfilled as the smaller
and isolated activities, which do not bring lasting impacts. The IIRD’s management has thus resolved to take up
some activities in integration with different aspects especially in rural India. This unique initiative came out in the
shape of IPD-A model panchayat initiative of IIRD.