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Centre for Development Documentation & Communication

Centre's Mandate

The Centre for Development Documentation and Communication (CDC) is the Professional Support Centre assigned with the mandate to provide information services. The Documentation Centre collects, collates and consolidates the information related to Rural Development and disseminates the information to policy framers, researchers, trainers and all those involved in development. It is also mandated to publish various research reports, conference/seminar proceedings, Journal of Rural Development (JRD), Pragati Newsletter and other publications for wider dissemination of information among the stakeholders in the field of Rural Development and allied aspects. The Centre provides audio-visual support to the training programmes, and other events held in the Institute. Apart from these responsibilities, the Centre also arranges media coverage as and when required. The Centre comprises three important sections:

  • Library.
  • Publications.
  • Audio-visual.


  • Information dissemination to all Centres/Schools of NIRD&PR.
  • Providing audio-visual support to all the programmes and other events held in NIRD&PR.
  • Bringing out all publications of NIRD&PR and Ministry of Rural Development.

Thrust Area & Scope

  • Publishing.
  • Collection and maintenance of books
  • Technical support to all centres of NIRD&PR.
  • Media coverage.


Dr S Jyothis

Professor & Head

Education : Ph.D. (Economics) Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, M.Phil (Economics) University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
Areas of Specialisation : Wage Employment and Natural Capital (Biodiversity, Fishery, Forestry).
Email : jyothis.nird[at]
Phone : 040-24008463
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