About Library

Success of rural development programmes, among other things, depends on access to information which is one of the critical inputs in the process of rural development. Provision of timely and relevant information to different stakeholders is of prime importance for effective implementation of development programmes and achieving desired results.

Centre for Development Documentation and Communication (CDC) at NIRD&PR with a view to providing information support to the research and training activities of the Institute and also to other members of development community, has been engaging itself in identifying and collecting rural development literature and systematically documenting the same for effective and wider dissemination. A rich collection of books, journals and CDs/VCDs on rural development and allied aspects gathered over the years is the strength of the NIRD&PR and constitutes the information resource base for disseminating the information.

The Institute brings out various publications and offers information services in its endeavour to effectively disseminate rural development information to the stakeholders.