Sri Aurobindo Institute of Rural Development (SAIRD) a non-profit and non governmental organization is dedicated to the social educational, economic, spiritual development and welfare of rural people. It was established in 1973 under the Society’s Act of Andhra Pradesh.
It was founded by Late Dr.Ganta Gopal Reddy,an agricultural Scientist ,native of Gaddipally village. After his short stint in Agriculture Department in the state of Hyderabad as Agriculture Officer(1952-58) ,he did his M.S and Ph.D in USA in Soil Science. He was recipient of Full bright Scholarship (1958) and east west fellowship (1960) in USA on his return to India (1965),he joined Andhra Pradesh Agriculture University, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad as Pool Officer(CSIR) and later Associate Professor of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry.
Inspired by Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy and Mother of Sri Aurobindo’s ashram Pondicherry, he set out for development of villages in and around Gaddipally in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh ,India in 1969.He started Mahathma Gandhi Lift Irrigation Co-Operative Society and by 1973 six villages got irrigation facilities. For the development of rural areas in Socio Economic spheres he started Sri Aurobindo Institute of Rural Development in 1973.