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Hanns Seidel Foundation India

Hanns Seidel Foundation India
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Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID)

Workshop on "Panchayati Raj System" in Punjab

Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), an autonomous research institute, was registered in 1978. It is among the 27 research institutes in the country supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, and enjoys the distinction of being the only one of its kind in the north-western states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. CRRID was accorded the "national status" in 1984 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, in recognition of its contribution to the cause of social science research in the broader national perspective.

Organisation: CRRID is situated in the prime institutional locality of the beautiful city Chandigarh and has its own Campus in 1.75 acres of land. The Centre has a well-equipped library housing more than 25,000 titles and 123 national as well as international periodicals on Social Sciences and related disciplines.

CRRID staff, inclusive of those in the Population Research Centre (PRC), consists of employees in five main sections, namely: Research Faculty, Library and Information Services, Data Processing Services, Publications and General Administration. Besides the core staff, there is also project specific staff, which is employed in the time bound research and intervention projects carried out by the Centre. The diverse background of research faculty at CRRID reflects the multidisciplinary orientation of research and action programmes at the Centre and is national in character.

Principles: CRRID's primary focus has been on carrying out socially relevant research on rural and industrial development in the wider social, economic and political context. In view of the contemporary emerging scenario at the regional, national and global levels, its thrust areas are as follows:

·       Panchayati Raj Institutions and Rural Development

·       Urban  Governance and Development

·       Population, Health and Family Welfare

·       Communalism and Conflict Resolution

·       Education

·       Gender Issues

·       Industrial Development and Economic Growth

·       Environment and Climate Change

·       Migration National and International, Role of Diaspora

·       Cooperation Development, Peace and Security in South and Central Asia

Activities / Co-operation with HSF: In order to launch a nation-wide federal comparison of local self-government, the CRRID is collaborating with the HSF in executing a project “Bench marking for strengthening the Rural Local Self Government Institutions” by preparing a document on national and regional level on certain key indicators. The outcomes of the project would be disseminated through various foras at state, regional, national and international level.

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