Who we are?

Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC) is an autonomous research and development institution found by the Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad (a pioneering people’s science movement) and a grant-in-aid institution of Kerala Council for Science, Technology and Environment. IRTC envisions the upliftment of the underprivileged sections of the society through knowledge, technology and skill transfer. The institution intervenes to meet the new age challenges and find sustainable solutions in the sector of solid waste management, watershed development, energy management, local planning and livelihood. IRTC has played a pivotal role in handholding the local self-government institutions across the state through their project implementation and consultancy support for preparing Detailed Project Report. IRTC has extensively involved in research, innovation and extension activities to empower the indigenous communities such as fisher folk, tribals and potters. It has also marked its footprints in the areas of women and child development with the collaboration of national and international agencies such as WHO, UNICEF and UNDP.