The Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) – An ICT Enable R & D Institute for Empowering People – is an initiative of Yuva Gramya Vikas Samiti (YGVS) registered under Societies Registration Act 21, 1860 and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976 with a view to take care of interests and overall development of rural populace in India.
The inception of Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) derives spirit from Gandhi ji’s ardent advocacy of village reconstruction. Gandhi Ji in one of his daily thoughts said “Just as the whole universe is contained in the self so is India contained in the villages”. To serve the India therefore was according to him to serve the villages.
The Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) has been founded by a strong team of professionals who have sufficient exposure in the public domain as well academics, social work and private sector at the higher echelons with a commitment to translate their knowledge and expertise in to endeavour to accelerate the pace of rural development. SIRD works on the paradigm of collaborative research in the task of deployment relevant and sustainable technologies and culturally appropriate solutions and bringing them to the daily lives of people and engaged to facilitate innovation and deployment of ICT based solutions and spread awareness in the area of ICT solutions to promote the digitization in the new era.