|S.No.||Gist of Operations & Performances|
Financial Year: 2017 Onwards
Establishment of 40 Digital
IIRD worked to establish 40 Digital/ Smart Classrooms, with GAIL, in 20 government schools in Dharwad, Karnataka in which as many as 9,800 students and 40 teachers were the direct beneficiaries
Analysis of Drinking Water
IIRD conducted the analysis of drinking water through mobile Testing Laboratory in Delhi and Noida with Livpure foundation
Establishment of RO Plants
IIRD established RO Plants in 3 government schools of Delhi with Buddha Education Foundation
Establishment of Digital
Establishment of Digital / Smart Classrooms in 20 government Schools in Dharwad, Karnataka, with GAIL India Limited
Establishment of Pattal Making Machines
Livelihood programme for Tribal Women through installation of 12 Pattal Machines in Jharkhand benefitting 112 women with the support of ONGC
Construction of Multipurpose sports complex in Karnataka
Being constructed with the support of ONGC, the project aims at supporting the ambitions of budding youngsters and sportsperson in giving them a platform to hone their talent
Support in the construction of toilets
Financial Assistance for the construction of 55 toilets in various government schools in Bihar's East Champaran region under the Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan
Construction of Indoor Stadium
Support towards construction of Indoor stadium in P R High school field at Balangir, Odisha, with the due support of GAIL India
Community Engagement Programme in Assam
IIRD organised a Community Engagement programme along the Barauni-Guwahati Pipeline for possible soltuions to the difficulties being faced by the said communities
Toilet construction in schools of Chitradurga
Construction of 6 toilets in schools at Chitradurga which benefitted 2,076 in all; 1,012 Boys and 1,064 Girls
Toilet construction in schools of Tumkur
Construction of 6 toilets in schools at Tumkur which benefitted 2,194 students in all; Girls - 1,144, Boys - 1,050
Establishing Smart Classrooms in Sagar
Support towards Provision of 20 Smart Class Rooms in Sagar of Madhya Pradeshthat benefitted 4,650 students and 20 teachers
Establishing Smart Classrooms in Varanasi
Support towards Provision of Smart Class Rooms at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, benefitting 4,790 students and 20 teachers. The project is being carried out with GAIL's support
Installation of Garbage Bins in Bengaluru
Support towards installation of Garbage/waste bins in heritage areas of Bengaluru city
Installation of Garbage Bins in Chandigarh
Support towards installation of Garbage/waste bins in heritage areas of Chandigarh city
Installation of RO Plants
Providing 117 RO Plants, courtesy of GAIL India, in governement schools in Jaggaiahpeta constituency of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, benefitting 12,380 students, teachers and other support staff
Support Services along Yamunotri Trekking Route
Provision of support to Yamunotri pilgrims along the Yamunotri trekking route in Uttarakhand, under the SIP Yamunotri initiative with the support of GAIL
Financial Year: 2016-17
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 need assessment study in Murmugaon municipality in the state of Goa.
The need assessment of proposed activities of CII was conducted by IIRD, Shimla.
Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Programme
The skill training is going on 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 Tehsilm 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 van.
Financial Year: 2015-16
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,
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
Financial Year: 2014-15
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 been installed.
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 producers.
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 concerned societies.
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), Shimla, HP.
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
IRD 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.
Financial Year: 2013-14
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, Himachal Pradesh.
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:
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 Programme (UPSDP)
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, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
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 management activities.
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.
Financial Year: 2012-13
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, Himachal Pradesh.
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;
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, Uttarakhand
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),Himachal Pradesh
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:
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 7057 people.
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 technologies
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.