Greetings from the Centre for Development Documentation and Communication, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad.
The Institute has a mandate to disseminate information on rural development. In fulfilling the mandate, the Institute regularly brings out a quarterly journal and a monthly newsletter as well as other publications, including research highlights, research reports, Rural Development Statistics, etc. As a leading publisher of rural development literature in India, NIRDPR endeavours to share its research findings, observed field realities and views on issues of current topical importance with policy planners, academics and others through its regular publications, occasional papers, etc.
The Centre for Development Documentation and Communication (CDC) is one of the three Professional Support Centres of the Institute, which brings out the Institute’s publications. The NIRDPR Newsletter ‘Pragati’, a monthly publication, carries event-oriented cover stories, in-house activities, relevant case studies, empowering success stories, interviews of rural development practitioners, visits and delegations – both Indian and foreign – to the Institute, and articles and other interesting contents within the premise of rural development. The newsletter highlights the recommendations of various training programmes, seminars and workshops, and important events undertaken by NIRDPR on a regular basis. Through this medium, NIRDPR maintains regular contact with its stakeholders, including the SIRDs, ETCs, DRDAs, etc. In addition, an initiative to give more comprehensive coverage of the activities of SIRDS & ETCs in the Pragati newsletter has also been launched.