SIRDI has been worked for several action areas, which comes under its areas of concern.
Self Help Group (SHG) for saving and credit.
Federation of women SHGs.
Livelihood opportunities through skill development and asset creation.
Women awakening campaign ‘Jago Bhai Abhiyan’.
Health and education for women.
Family Helper Project in tribal villages.
Health, education, sports and cultural programmes.
Natural Resources Management
Forestation and vegetative regeneration
Rain water harvesting.
Promotion of biodynamic agriculture.
Regeneration of herbs, roots, nuts and tuber plants.
Promotion of income generation activities like goat rearing, fishery, collection, processing and marketing of agri-forest produces, weaving, panja-dari weaving, trading of agricultural produces, lac cultivation, honey collection etc.
Marketing and promotion of tribal products.
Health, Hygiene and Sanitation
Training of Dais and Aganwadi Workers.
Community water sources and sanitation facilities.
Promotion of safe hygiene and sanitation practices.
Immunization and health camps.
Nutrition through local resources for nursing/pregnant women and children.
Awareness and Enlightment
Literacy with emphasis on awareness.
PRASHIKA, a programme for strengthening primary education.
Camps for school drop-outs.
Capacity Building and Research
Capacity building in area of watershed management, rural entrepreneurship development and various income generating activities.
Research and innovative solution areas of concern.
Workshops and seminars.
Experiment on ICT for tribal functional communities.
Drinking water systems managed by community for past eight years.
Computer based systems for tribal areas (ICT for tribal functional communities.)
‘New Horizons of Rural Development-Planning for the Poor’ by Dr. D.K. Sharma and Dr. Sulbha Khanna (1985).
‘The Uncut Diamond-Chhatisgarh-Rural Development Strategy’ by Dr. D.K. Sharma (2000).
‘Rural Development Strategy and Planning’ by Dr. Sulbha Khanna and Dr. Upma Diwan(2002).