IIRD Conclave For Empowering Villages

Away from existing practices and myths, organising Rural Conclave in Village Sholi of Himachal Pradesh and Launching of MISSION RIEV in IIRD Head office, Shimla has been an eye opening experience for every participant. Around 130 km away from Shimla city, conclave...

Economic Reforms & Transformation of Rural India

Rapid agriculture growth and rapid rural employment growth were always the focus of India’s policy makers. Mahatma Gandhi envisaged India as a Nation of self-sufficient autonomous village republics. Land – the summum bonum of rural existence, and agricultural...

EMPOWERING STREET VENDORS

The opening up of the economy in the 1990s posed several challenges, including the growing marginalization of urban poor specially the street vendors. Fresh out of the Delhi School of Economics with a master degree in Sociology, ARBIND SINGH decided to take the plunge...

CHALLENGE OF RETAINING FARMERS ON THE FARM

The World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated every year on October 16 to commemorate the founding of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in 1945. This is the most celebrated day of the United Nations as over 150 countries across the world organize events to create...