Appropriate Rural Technology Institute - sustainable rural development through application of scientific and technological knowledge

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Presentation given by Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (www.arti-india.org) at "Get Started and Make an Impact" a speed networking event organized by Net Impact Pune (www.nipune.org) to enable professionals to learn, network and contribute to various social organizations.

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Appropriate Rural Technology Institute - sustainable rural development through application of scientific and technological knowledge

  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>Objective: Develop and disseminate sustainable technologies for enhancing income and quality of life in rural areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Area of operations: Agri Horticulture, Biomass based energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Established in: 1996 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliations: Member - AFARM, Founder Member – Nexus (Carbon for Development) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centers: Administrative office in Pune, Training and Research Centre in Phaltan (Dist Satara) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two times winner of Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition as Technology Resource Centre, CAPART, New Delhi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recipient of Core Support Grant, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi </li></ul></ul>GET STARTED & MAKE AN IMPACT WWW.NIPUNE.ORG http://arti-india.org/ A R T I
  2. 2. PEOPLE BENEFITING FROM OUR ORGANIZATION <ul><ul><li>Gender –Both </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age Group –Adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupation of people – Farmers, Artisans, Housewives, SHG members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographical area where we operate: Primarily rural Maharashtra, but beneficiaries spread all over the developing world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thousands of people have been trained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several hundred successful enterprises based on our technologies operating all over the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several thousand households using our energy technologies all over the world </li></ul></ul>GET STARTED & MAKE AN IMPACT WWW.NIPUNE.ORG http://arti-india.org/ A R T I
  3. 3. One of our Success Stories <ul><ul><li>Nursery business based on sugarcane seedlings helps farmers and industry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About 50 nurseries operating in Maharashtra alone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology also being used in Terai region of Nepal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A family having 2000 sq m land and a small well can have annual turnover of Rs.15 lac, providing planting material to 100 ha. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers using seedlings as planting material obtain about 20% additional yield compared to the traditional method of planting. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased availability of cane to the industry. </li></ul></ul>GET STARTED & MAKE AN IMPACT WWW.NIPUNE.ORG http://arti-india.org/ A R T I
  4. 4. WHAT WE NEED FROM THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY <ul><ul><li>Professional expertise for Documentation: Help in developing simple reporting formats, online templates, training in documentation processes, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Man Power: Volunteers for propaganda and awareness raising activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks/Contacts with other NGOs or Corporates: Help in reaching out to potential beneficiaries, Collaborations in outreach activities, Hosting ARTI sub centers for training and technical back up </li></ul></ul>GET STARTED & MAKE AN IMPACT WWW.NIPUNE.ORG http://arti-india.org/ A R T I

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