Rural Development Institute
RDI had its genesis in the early 90s, with focus on serving the hard to reach mountain areas. Guided by the philosophy of ‘Love, Serve, and Remember’ of the founder, the mission of the trust is to develop integrated and cost effective approaches to healthcare and development addressing the local population, which can serve as a model for the country as a whole and for the under-served populations worldwide.
RDI uses a multidimensional approach to address locally defined needs and priorities, in order to serve the people at large. Special attention is given to the needs of women and children; to improve health status; provide opportunities for education and social development of children and adolescents
Quality of life is enabled through health, water, education and skill development initiatives. Focus is on grassroots interventions, capacity building of health workers and professionals, evidence based research, use of technology for development as well as providing technical expertise at state and national levels.
The institute has full fledged training centre, documentation and media centre, research capabilities and acts as nodal agency in the areas of health and water in the State.