Integrated Rural Technology Centre
Integrated Rural Technology Centre is a research center in Mundur, Palakkad, Kerala, India. It was established by Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) in 1987. 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, 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.
Research and Development
Technology Adaptation and Modification
Technical Support and Consultancy
Technology Transfer and Training
- Prabhakran, G. (June 28, 2005). "Institution in Focus: Taking science to the rural masses". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-07-31.
- "NSS launches soap making unit". The Hindu. January 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-31.
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