Integrated Village Development- Model Village SchemeThe integrated development planning on decentralised basis has got wide recognition for the last one decade in the country. It involves detailed assessment & plan of the developmental interventions in a particular geographical area along with road map. IIRD in association with Hind Sewa Sangathan (HSS) devised an intensive model village study in Solan & Kullu districts of Himachal Pradesh. The study was unique in the sense that the action plan was devised by taking into consideration the needs and requirements of the people identified through a well structured process. The main objective was to plan, propose and implement the developmental interventions in order to make the village as model of development. The intervention contributes towards socio-economic upliftment of the marginalized community. IIRD perceives that a sound society is prelude to better management of natural resources, thus in way helps in building up sustainable natural and social environment.
Sustainable Agriculture – Watershed Based Organic FarmingIIRD has been instrumental in implementing various Integrated Watershed Management Programmes & Trainings in the districts of Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. The Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) aimed at integrated sustainable eco-friendly development of the rural areas of the country. The objective is to append locally available natural resources in an optimum manner to achieve the overall goal of sustainable development in the area. IIRD takes pride in safeguarding the health of the rural population by strategically designing and implementing various watershed based organic agriculture in Himachal Pradesh.
Business Model on Low Cost Mushroom CultivationTo make agro-based practices economically viable business activities with the promotion of organic food & livelihood opportunities in farming sector, IIRD has been initiating farming centric innovative business models through sharing of knowledge, technological know-how, financial resources besides supporting Government schemes & programmes to bring sustainable economic as well as eco-friendly impact. Such an initiative is the technological intervention for low cost user friendly Mushroom cultivation and processing in the rural villages of Himachal Pradesh. Mushroom industry, a recently burgeoning industry in India, is highly capital and technological intensive, which confines its adequate production and distribution. IIRD’s potential in transforming the diverse technical, human and capital resources has resulted in a path breaking journey for Mushroom Industry in Himachal Pradesh.
Life Skill Education linked employment generationThis model was developed to impart skilled education to the youths of Jammu & Kashmir to better their lives with enhanced employment, entrepreneurship and social responsibility. The strategy involved imparting training to youths to become Life Skill Trainers in partnership with selected educational institutions nationwide. The training encompasses professional, technical and academic knowledge as well as behaviour and attitudes.
ULB Adoption Programme- for smaller Nagar PanchayatsIIRD through its Centre of Urban Governance (CUG) facilitates as a consulting agency to address the capacity and resources gaps of the ULBs through the innovative ULB Adoption Programme. ULB Adoption programme is designed to adopt the small and medium size Urban Local Bodies viz. Nagar Panchayats and Nagar Parishads / Municipal Councils for cost effective outcome based consultancies in order to ensure integrated development of the ULB including infrastructure, livelihood, governance, pro-poor services, environment and disaster management, etc.
School & Industrial safety sustainable models Livelihood through tourism promotionIIRD also indulges in various technical skill and livelihood training models to youths with an objective to create employment opportunities for the educated unemployed youths of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in Tourism Industry. With rapid growth of Tourism Industry and foreign tourists in India, IIRD makes concerted efforts to promote and strengthen tourism through channelizing youthful resources by providing adequate skilled training.
Employment / Self-employment based skill developmentSkills and knowledge are the driving forces of social and economic growth and development of the country. In rapidly growing economy like India with a vast and ever-increasing population, the concern is lack of highly trained quality entrepreneurs. IIRD conducts large number of entrepreneurship and skill development programmes. The Skill Development Programmes are conducted in associated with NSDC, Dept. of Urban Development, Micro-Finance Dept., MSME, RITES, etc with focus on entrepreneurship skills development & employability in areas of Health, Education, Agriculture, Tourism, Food Processing, Production & Distribution, etc.
Need based interventions in education, health, water sanitation, women empowerment, environment, forestry, solid & liquid waste management, technology adoption, watershed development, etc.IIRD engages in various needs based assessment and interventions through a well designed strategy and process for determining and addressing the needs, or “gaps” between current situation and desired objectives in a community or locality in the arena of education, health, environment, etc. The interventions rest on the active involvement of community, local bodies and partners.
Others need based activities like research, studies, Community Need Analysis (CNA), Development of Project Reports, Project Implementation Support, Impact Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation, Documentation, Report Writing, etc.IIRD brings a blend of strategic planning, result based management, technical & implementation support, evidence-based research & impact assessment studies, monitoring & evaluation and capacity development expertise in Water and Sanitation, Environment, Agriculture, Rural Development and Livelihood sectors