Department of Rural Development Centre

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The centre was established in 1975 with a strong foot in the rural Indian perspective covering district-based regional development schemes in many areas like Intensive Crop Farming, Forestry, Horticulture, NTFP-based crafts, Women and Child Welfare programmes etc. The infrastructure includes Chemical & Bio-chemical Laboratory, Repair & Fabrication Shop, Experimental Farm & Medicinal Plant Nursery, Field Station & Crafts Training Centres at Kharikamathani and Khariduara Mushroom?Shed & Apiary Unit The sponsored projects undertaken by the centre include Participatory Forest Management Project, Tribal Development Project, Integrated Rural Energy Planning, Agro-Climatic Regional Planning, A Study in Search of an Alternative Source of Vegetable Oil. [1]

Prof. Virendra Kumar Tewari is the current Head of the Centre.

Research Areas[edit | edit source]

  • Agricultural Production and Management
  • Agri Value Chain Financing & Management
  • Education, Health and Water Management
  • Ethnographic and Qualitative Research
  • Green Urban Planning, Biodiversity & Eco
  • Pricing & Risk management in Agriculture
  • Rural Development and Regional Planning
  • Small and Medium Enterprises Financing
  • Social Forestry
  • Water Resource Economics

Research Laboratories[edit | edit source]

  • Chemical And Biochemical Laboratory
  • Mechanical Fabrication Lab
  • Rural Technology Demonstration Laboratory

References[edit | edit source]