Issues we are focusing can be expressed by the acronym


  • Water, Waste/Sanitation
  • Education,Energy,Environment
  • Agriculture,Attitude,Administration
  • Livelihoods,Leadership
  • Technology,Trade,Transportation
  • Healthcare,Housing,Harmony

Conference/Forums 2010

First West Regional Conference-Milpitas, CA, November 20. 2010 Click to see Videos of the conference   Eighth International Conference, Indiana State University, Terre Haute Indiana--Ocotober 23-24 Presentations will be posted ASAP   Second East Region Conference, Rockville, MD--August 14, 2010 Additional presentations are available but not posted because of file size constraints. Will ask speakers to refuce the size and will  post ASAP.   Water Forum--July 24, 2010 Sixth International Conference India, January 12, 2010 held at IRRAD, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Honorable Vayalar Ravi was the Keynote speaker.
  • There were 3 pleanary sessions and two Panels. Presentations from other sessions are listed below.
Plenary 1 Welcome Slide Sixth International Conference IRRAD Presentation by Jay Sehgal-Integrated Sustainable Village Development Plenary 2- Mitigating Climate Change and Eradicating Poverty Distributed Renewable Energy to Eradicate Poverty–Akansha Chourey-TERI .Poverty Eradication by Empowerment by Dr. Kshama Metre, National Director-Chinmaya Organization Poverty Alleviation by Narayan G Hegde-BAIF-Pune Education and Livelihoods Panel Transforming Education to Alleviate Poverty by Krishan Khanna–iWatch Improving Education by Providing School Choice by Dr. Parth Shah–Center for Civil Society Livelihoods Creation by Shalab Mittal of FXB Suraksh Water and Healthcare Panel Water Sanitation to Alleviate Poverty–Salah- IRRAD- Gurgaon Providing Healthcare to Alleviate Poverty-Dr. Anant Pandhare-Hedgewar Cost Effective Treatment of TB to Impact Poverty Reduction-Dr. Shelly Batra,-Operation ASHA. An Effective Approach to Rural Healthcare-Dr. Payal -IRRAD-Gurgaon

"Let new India arise-let her arise out of the peasants' cottage, grasping the plough; out of the huts of fisherman,the cobbler, and the sweeper. Let her spring from the grocer's shop,from the oven of the fritter-seller." - Swami Vivekananda


  • The 5th South India Conference February 8-9 Hyderabad/Bengaluru More information coming soon
  • The 15th International Conference January 18-19, 2019, New Delhi/Gurugram
  • Presentations from the 7th North India conference and the 4th South India conference posted on website. Click here
  • Here is a collection of photos of our activities on the field and past conferences. Click here to view
  • Check out latest updates on 'Adopt A Village' initiative Click here