We are a registered not for profit trust with 12 A registration and 80 G certificate under the Income Tax Act of India.

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The Centre has obtained support for several of its projects and activities from the following sources:

Government agencies

  • Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), New Delhi.
  • Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (TRIFED) Ltd., New Delhi.
  • Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Chennai.
  • Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Mumbai.
  • Ministry of Environment and Forest
  • ATMA Project – Government of India

Private agencies

  • Third World Network, New Delhi.
  • Research Foundation for Science Technology and Ecology, New Delhi.
  • Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), Bangalore.
  • Muthiah Chettiar Trust, Chennai.
  • Deccan Finance Corporation, Chennai.
  • M. Muthaiah Research Foundation, Chennai.
  • Madras Christian College, Chennai.
  • PREPARE, Chennai.
  • PPST Foundation, Chennai.
  • Tractors and Farm Equipments (TAFE) Ltd., Chennai.
  • Swabhiman Trust, Chennai.
  • Motilala Bhimraj Charitable Trust, New Delhi.
  • Vellayyan Chettiyar Trust, Chennai.
  • Navdanya, New Delhi
  • United Nations Development Programme – Global Environment Facility UNDP – GEF
  • RTBI, IIT, Madras
  • Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai
  • Jamsetji Tata Trust, Mumbai
  • Sri Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai
  • Shiriam Vacational Training Centre, Chennai
  • Wassan – Hyderabad
  • Development Cooperation Division, Royal Netherlands Embassy, New Delhi
  • Gram Swaraj Sangh, Kutch, Gujarat
  • Food and Agriculture Organisations of the United Nations, New Delhi
  • Test Foundation, Guntur

Foreign sources

  • FORD Foundation India, New Delhi
  • Cottonwood Foundation, USA
  • Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI)
  • Educational and Training Consultants, Netherlands
  • Institute of Agricultural Trade Policy, U.S.A.
  • Indo-German Social Service Society, New Delhi.
  • Pesticide Action Network (PAN) – Asia Pacific Region Malaysia
  • Action Aid, Chennai
  • HIVOS, Bangalore
  • OXFAM-GB, Hyderabad
  • GTZ, New Delhi
  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, USA
  • World Wildlife Fund, USA
  • Whitley Award Foundation, England
  • Wetlands International – South Asia
  • UN Office for Project Services, Rome, Italy
  • Department for International Development, UK
  • Thyssenkrupp and Kindermothlife, Germany and the Churches Council for Child and Youth Care
  • NTT Data Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd., Singapore