From telecommunication to electronic machines, well, technology has been developing the solutions to all the traditional problems that existed earlier. Now, every country has its challenges besides the global challenges and while the developed countries have technology solve their core problems. In India, a developing country where the majority of the GDP is dependent on agriculture, the core idea of technology and innovation i.e. efficiency and higher productivity is focused on.
Initiated in 1979 with a vision to address challenges facing rural communities by developing and disseminating appropriate technologies and capacity building, CRDT has today become a multidisciplinary centre driven by young as well as experienced faculty working in diverse areas inclusive of:
To ensure the listed endeavours' success, CRDT works in collaboration with several international institutions to promote and propagate sustainable technologies for the rural sector. Being an authority with responsibility, they as the Centre has identified and addressed the current and burning issues directly from the grassroots level as an agenda for research and technology development.
What they do after this acknowledgement is to work on the R&D efforts at CRDT that are supported by a large pool of doctoral researchers working on a wide range of issues as well as a large number of sponsored R&D and consultancy projects.
They emphasize on using social entrepreneurship as a mechanism for creating impact in several areas and does leading and coordinating pan-India initiatives such as the UBA. CRDT extends a warm welcome to students as well as prospective faculty members who are passionate about impact-oriented research for empowerment and development of rural communities.