Integrated Rural Technology Centre

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IRTC Office
Established 1987
Location Palakkad, Kerala,

Integrated Rural Technology Centre is a research center in Mundur, Palakkad, Kerala, India. It was established by Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) in 1987.[1] The aim of this organization is to spread Science and Technology among masses and to provide appropriate technology for rural development. IRTC concentrates on Watershed-based development projects, GIS based Decision Support System, Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering, Electronics engineering, solid waste management, pottery and decoupage, Skill development training, soap making,[2] mushroom cultivation, water and soil testing, ornamental fish culture, rabbit rearing, and agriculture.


  • Take new technologies out of our R&D institutions for field trials.
  • Diffuse innovative practices and technologies and scientific culture among the masses in a big way.
  • Work out local level development plans.
  • Identify and promote local inventiveness.
  • Develop integrated S&T packages and management models for strengthening local economies.
  • Encourage young scientists, research scholars, students and rural innovators to work for rural development.

Major activities[edit]

Research and Development
Technology Adaptation and Modification
Product Development
Technical Support and Consultancy
Technology Transfer and Training
Knowledge Dissemination



  1. ^ Prabhakran, G. (June 28, 2005). "Institution in Focus: Taking science to the rural masses". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  2. ^ "NSS launches soap making unit". The Hindu. January 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 

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