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OUR VISION

Dedicated to the social, economic, spiritual development and welfare of rural people.

Sri Aurobindo Institute
of Rural Development

Sri Aurobindo Institute of Rural Development (SAIRD) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of rural people. Founded in 1973 by Agricultural Scientist Dr. Ganta Gopal Reddy, SAIRD focuses on providing training and field demonstrations to help rural people develop new skills and improve their lives.

The organization believes that rural people have untapped potential, and by providing them with the right tools and skills, they can improve their lives and the lives of their communities. SAIRD has trained thousands of agricultural technicians in specialized fields, and in 1983, the organization submitted a proposal to the Indian government to establish a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) to help bring about a technological revolution in agriculture.

In recognition of its work, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) granted SAIRD’s request and established a KVK in Nalgonda district in 1985.

OUR MISSION

To recognize and support the inherent talents and instincts of rural people, providing them with the skills and scientific tools they need to upgrade their potential and achieve their goals.

Meet our Founder

Dr. Ganta Gopal Reddy was an Agricultural Scientist, native to the village of Gaddipally. Since his early days in the village, where he had his first schooling, he felt certain that his destiny was to contribute to the development of rural India.

After completing his undergraduate schooling in Hyderabad, he worked as an Agricultural officer with the government of Andhra Pradesh for two years and later in 1959 he went to the US for his post-doctoral studies. After his short stint in Agriculture Department in the state of Hyderabad as Agriculture Officer (1952-58), he did his M.Sc. and Ph.D in USA in Soil Science and he was recipient of the Fulbright 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 fellowship) and later Associate Professor of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry.

Inspired by Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy and Mother of Sri Aurobindo’s Ashram Puducherry, he set out for development of villages in and around Gaddipally then Nalgonda district of AP in 1969. He started Sri Aurobindo Institute of Rural Development in 1973 to develop rural areas economically and socially.

 

Dr. M.N Reddy

Dr. M.N Reddy

Chairman
Former Director of MANAGE, Hyderabad
Dr. G. Sathyanarayana Reddy

Dr. G. Sathyanarayana Reddy

Secretary / Executive Director
Former Director of Research SKLTSHU
Dr. K. Pratap Reddy

Dr. K. Pratap Reddy

Member Director
Former Director of MANAGE, Hyderabad
Dr. Sneha Latha Reddy

Dr. Sneha Latha Reddy

Member Director
Regional Coordinator of FANSA & an Advisor to RUST
Ajith Reddy Ganta

Ajith Reddy Ganta

Member Director
S/o Ganta Gopal Reddy Sri Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry
Sri G. Amarender Reddy

Sri G. Amarender Reddy

Member Director
Former Regional Manager of SPIC
B Venkateswara Rao

B Venkateswara Rao

Member Director
Former Senior Scientist of SKLT Horticultural University
Dr. M.N Reddy

Dr. M.N Reddy

Chairman
Former Director of MANAGE, Hyderabad
Dr. G. Sathyanarayana Reddy

Dr. G. Sathyanarayana Reddy

Secretary / Executive Director
Former Director of Research SKLTSHU
Dr. K. Pratap Reddy

Dr. K. Pratap Reddy

Member Director
Former Director of MANAGE, Hyderabad
Dr. Sneha Latha Reddy

Dr. Sneha Latha Reddy

Member Director
Regional Coordinator of FANSA & an Advisor to RUST
Ajith Reddy Ganta

Ajith Reddy Ganta

Member Director
S/o Ganta Gopal Reddy Sri Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry
Sri G. Amarender Reddy

Sri G. Amarender Reddy

Member Director
Former Regional Manager of SPIC
B Venkateswara Rao

B Venkateswara Rao

Member Director
Former Senior Scientist of SKLT Horticultural University

Meet our Leaders

Dr. M.N Reddy

Dr. M.N Reddy

Chairman
Former
Director of MANAGE, Hyderabad
Dr. G. Sathyanarayana Reddy

Dr. G. Sathyanarayana Reddy

Secretary / Exe. Director
Former
Director of Research SKLTSHU
Dr. K. Pratap Reddy

Dr. K. Pratap Reddy

Member Director
Former
Director of MANAGE, Hyderabad
Dr. Sneha Latha

Dr. Sneha Latha

Member Director
Regional Coordinator of FANSA & an Advisor to RUST
Ajith Reddy Ganta

Ajith Reddy Ganta

Member Director
S/o Ganta Gopal Reddy Sri Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry
Sri G. Amarender Reddy

Sri G. Amarender Reddy

Member Director
Former
Regional Manager of SPIC
B Venkateswara Rao

B Venkateswara Rao

Member Director
Former Senior Scientist of SKLT Horticultural University

Meet the Team