We envision a world free of poverty.  We see a future in which all who depend on land for their well-being have secure land rights—one of the most basic, powerful resources for lifting oneself and one’s family out of poverty.


Recognising that legal right to land is the foundation for prosperity and opportunity, the Rural Development Institute partners with governments and local organisations to ensure that India’s poorest families have secure rights over the land they till. Registered as a Trust in 2008, RDI has till date helped more than 400, 000 families gain access to better livelihood opportunities.