Message from the Executive Director


Welcome to MGIRED!

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MGIRED (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy and Development) celebrating its 16th anniversary has an ultimate objective of being the Resource Center of Excellence in Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Protection, Forestry, Rural development and allied subjects in the country.

Working towards a holistic development of Rural Environment in the region, our calendar previously was limited to awareness and training programmes. I am glad to share that we have achieved beyond our targeted number of awareness and training programmes in the previous year and also started some new initiatives. Innovative programmes serving dual purpose of awareness creation and project implementation activities are being carried out from MGIRED. To name a few Remote Village Electrification Programmes, Walk through Energy assessment of institutions, Village Adoption Programme, e-waste collection Programme, Improved Cook stoves for rural households etc. Also, Innovative one day workshops conducted to urban masses on thrust areas like Roof Top SPV systems, Solid Waste Management, Kitchen waste based Home Biogas and Home Composting have received overwhelming response.

Website contains information on MGIRED Organisation and its structure, in-campus facilities and Energy Park, Programmes and Initiatives, Technologies and its relevance, MGIRED achievements and photo galleries, Consultancies, Internships etc. Also, you can have free access to MGIRED journal and articles which will frequently be updated. I take this opportunity to welcome people from all spheres to visit our facility or interact with us to get authentic information and guidance on our areas of expertise.

Shri. Manoj Kumar Shukla, IFS

Chief Conservator of Forests & Executive Director, MGIRED