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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ABOUT US

To many, the word development is synonymous with material and physical progress. To us, development has to have a human face. Many consider no wrong when the fruits of development reach to only a handful of people. But we get concerned with the course of development, which provides no work guarantee for adults on the one hand and lets child labour to flourish on the other hand, as it’s cheap and easily exploitable. It is to demonstrate our concern towards social discrimination that we decided to translate it into action.

Consequently People’s Institute for Rural Development (PIRD) was started on 15th August 1983, to initiate a process of comprehensive development of rural people, especially poor, marginalized and landless. Drawing strength from Mahatma Gandhi’s call – ‘March to villages’ – the organization began its work in Ahmedpur, district Latur from Marathwada region. During last twenty years the scope of work is widened to include 6 talukas from Latur, Osmanabad and Parbhani districts, where we have direct contact and intervention activities. The organization is also recognized as one of the leading organizations in the Marathwada region.

Mobilization and organization of deprived sections in the society, particularly women, children, agricultural labourers, has remained PIRD’s core strategy to address their issues and to uphold their rights. Awareness led to mobilization and it further led to action. In this process PIRD initiated constructive activities without ever expelling its confrontative measures. It worked on immediate strategies, thinking side by side upon long-term solutions for the problems. The conscious understanding of root causes of social issues and interrelation between them enabled the organization to start series of developmental programs and interventions. The primary motivation, however, throughout remained the same – commitment to rural people…

OUR ONGOING PROGRAMMES

To find updates about our programmes,please Visit to our following Blogs/Programmes.

* Elimination of Childlabour Through Education
To many, the word development is synonymous with material and physical progress. To us, development has to have a human face. Many consider no wrong when the fruits of development reach to only a handful of people. But we get concerned with the course of development, which provides no work guarantee for adults on the one hand and lets child labour to flourish on the other hand, as it’s cheap and easily exploitable. It is to demonstrate our concern towards social discrimination that we decided to translate it into action. more ...

* Balmajuri Nirmulan Abhiyan - Campaign Against Childlabour

* NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGMENT
The organization identified watershed development programme as one of the options for seeking employment opportunities, available locally, for landless labourers. We took up this programme in 1992 and have utilized its potential utmost to develop natural resources and provide employment to local people, especially landless and poor. We have developed a trained team of rural volunteers with proper know-how and having capacity to convince rural people. more ...

* YOUTH FOR RURAL ADVANCEMENT
PIRD conducted Youth For Rural Advancement Campaign in 10 villages of Ahmedpur block in Latur Distict of Maharashtra as per NCRI’s plan & Guidelines. The campaign was conducted in Mangdari, Valsangi, Rudha, Mogha, Varvati, Rui / Varvati Tanda, Hippalgaon and Malegaon in Ahmedpur block and Borgaon Village in Chakur block. more...

* W O M E N E M P O W E R M E N T
PIRD thus focused on enhancing women’s participation in agriculture by improving their information base regarding agriculture and motivating them to increase their participation in decision making regarding their family agriculture.more

* Prevention of Girl child Marriages
In Maharashtra state 38% of girls married before the completion of 18 years of their
age. In 2002 State Government published Report of 'Human Development', this report
stated that majority of girl child marriagestook place in Marathwada region. Data
indicated that Beed district and Latur district in Marathwada were following the tradition of early child marriage on great extent nearly 58% marriages came under the child marriage category.more ...

* Training Programme on Watershed Development

* Grameen Vikas

* माझी सामाजिक आणि ग्रामीण विकास कामातील वाटचाल