Wayanad is home for various tribal communities and it is considered a backward district when it comes to education and economic aspects. Hence it is necessary to uplift the tribes and the local populace and there are various institutions striving towards this end. One of them is the Ambedkar Memorial Rural Institute for Development (AMRID).
It is a charitable organisation contributing towards the educational needs and employment opportunities of students of Wayanad district, especially of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. The institute, registered under the Societies Act, started functioning in July 1990 at Puliyarmala, Kalpetta. In 1998 it shifted its headquarters to Muttil village on the Kalpetta - Sulthan Bathery Road. Named after Dr.B.R Ambedkar, the visionary behind Indian Constitution and who contributed towards the uplift of the backward sections of the society, AMRID is engaged in a variety of social and educational activities.
The major activities of the institute include running many training and production centres which help the SC/ST youth of the area attain better job prospects. It runs a printing press where the prospective job seekers will be trained, a training-cum-production centre of handicraft works in coffee stump and coconut shell etc. The handicrafts made here will be sold across India and it helps the artists earn a decent income.
A typewriting institute, tailoring institute, plastic welding unit etc. too are run by AMRID. The institute provides training in three-wheeler driving and various computer courses. The Tribal Development Department, District Industries Centre, District Panchayat and other government departments contribute funds towards running various programmes under the institute.
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