Extension Training Centre, Nongsder
The Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India institutionalized a three-tier process of training and capacity building for rural development on pyramidal basis, the NIRD at the national level, the SIRDs at State level and the ETCs at the regional and sub-state levels. The ETC caters to the training needs of all block level extension officials, beneficiaries of Rural Development programmes and projects, NGOs, CBOs, AEC and VEC members, members of local institutions and all other block and village level organizations and workers.
The ETC was established in the year 2001 and became fully functional in 2005. By an order of the Government of Meghalaya, the ETC has been declared as an autonomous organization duly registered as a Society on 16th January, 2012 as per provisions of the Meghalaya Societies Registration Act, XII of 1983.