National Livelihoods Resource Institute (NLRI)

After looking at the remarkable contribution of GVT in the field of rural livelihood, KRIBHCO and DFID promoted a National Livelihood Resources Institute (NLRI) at Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh. The State Government has also allocated a 10 ha land to establish the centre and has committed to collaborate with NLRI on various rural livelihood issues. NLRI thrive to address the following issues:

  1. Capacity development of stakeholders engaged in rural livelihood initiatives;
  2. Project cycle management and strategic institutional support to all, who are interested in the rural livelihoods especially in the western part of the country;
  3. Action research within the ambit of sustainable rural livelihoods;
  4. Media and communication services to all stakeholders engaged in  sustainable rural livelihoods across the spectrum;
  5. Documentation and library services;
  6. Virtual Knowledge Centre for off-campus events;
  7. Farmers Field School – addressing emergent needs of changing agribusiness dynamics across the states;
  8. Consultancy support;
  9. Higher education in the field of sustainable rural livelihoods


Strategic Institutional Partnership and Accreditation

The National Livelihood Resources Institute (NLRI) desires to enter in strategic alliance with regional, national and international institutes of high repute. The following institutions have contacted and their positive affirmative response has encouraged the institution. The institute has developed and formalized strategic partnerships with the following institution and has entered in to a formal Memorandum of Understandings:

  1. National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Rajendra Nagar Hyderabad
  2. KIIT School of Rural Management, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar;
  3. Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI), Bhopal (MP);
  4. State Institute of Rural development (SIRD), Jabalpur, (MP);
  5. State Institute of Rural Development, (SIRD), Raipur, (CG);
  6. Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, (GJ);
  7. Centre for Arid Zone Studies, University of North Wales, Bangor, UK



  1. CSO Observer for UNCCD;
  2. ISO 9001:2008 for QMS;
  3. KSRM KIIT University for Certificate Courses, Diplomas in Development and Professional Studies;
  4. NIRD, Hyderabad for short term training courses on various aspects of Rural Development and Management;
  5. WALMI, Bhopal for capacity building initiatives of Rural Development Professionals; more


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