|Message from Director General|
|I’m glad to note that BRDB is publishing an inter- active Website accessible at www.brdb.gov.bd. Hosting & publishing website by any organization represents its presentation in the modern age of Information Technology (IT). The website is an important document of BRDB to be used as a useful reference for development practitioners , promoters, researchers, policymakers and development partners engaged in the field of rural development and poverty alleviation.
The Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) was initiated as a National Programme in May,1971 with the aim to replicate the Comilla Model Two-tier Cooperative evolved by Dr. Akhter Hamid Khan scholar & policy thinker Dr. A.Khan across the country for an integrated efforts to rural development in Bangladesh. The IRDP was transferred into Bangladesh Rural Development Board(BRDB) by an ordinance No. LIII of 1982 with effect from 13 December,1982 in order to consolidate the Two-tier Cooperative Programme & respond to the needs of the vast poor rural communities.
Currently BRDB is the largest public sector organization engaged in rural development and poverty reduction in Bangladesh .Initially it started journey with the small and marginal farmers organizing them into Two–tier Cooperatives (TCCA–KSS ) net work and assisted them with training ,credit, marketing and other technological supports to promote agricultural growth in the country. The Two-tier coop. efforts yielded a tremendous impact to reach the country to a state of attaining near food self sufficiency.
I’m very much delighted to note further that the website will facilitate instant sharing of our experiences by the world community. I welcome you all to visit our inter-active Website. Looking forward for valuable comments which would be highly appreciated to enrich and update the publication . For more details please feel free to contact us.
Md. Abdul Jalil Mian