IRRAD is an initiative of S.M. Sehgal Foundation, registered as a trust since 1999. IRRAD is dedicated to improving lives and securing a brighter future for rural communities - focusing on water management, small-scale agriculture, and good village local governance. IRRAD implements impact-driven models for rural development; builds capacities of villagers and local institutions, with emphasis on women?s empowerment; and advances research and policy dialogue as a knowledge center on rural issues. IRRAD works with communities in Mewat and Alwar districts and provides technical expertise on specific projects in other locales within India.