Rural Technology Programme


The Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) has constituted this scheme for the purpose of providing assistance in the form of grants to promote and support  traditional rural technologies and upgrade them, so that it could be perfected for wider applications and employment generations and to reduce the drudgery of the rural households. The scheme envisages promoting and augmenting rural innovations, resulting in technological advancements in our State. Faculties of Research Organizations/ Academic Institutions/ Non Governmental Organizations in Rural Technology field, Grass root innovators and Individuals can apply for the financial assistance for the research & development activities in rural technology under this scheme. The project proposals are evaluated by the Technical Committee for Rural Technology Programmes (TC-RTP) and based on the recommendations of TC-RTP, financial grant up to Rs.4 lakhs, for a period of two years is provided to the Tie-up institution, where the Innovator/ Principal Investigator (PI) intends to carryout research/ implementation of the project.



Norms for Submission of SE & UC as per KSCSTE Council(M)OrderNo.144/2017/KSCSTE dated 26-05.2017

The guidelines provide general information only. KSCSTE reserves the right to review these guidelines and modify them, as and when required. In addition to these, the implementing agency has to follow its own rules and regulations, wherever necessary.
Ten copies of the project proposals should be submitted in the Prescribed Application Format to:
The Director,
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), 
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom P. O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695 004.
In addition, the soft copy of all correspendance/Documents/Proposals/Reports in the PDF form (not exceeding 15 MB) shall be forwarded to the email id: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For further details 
Dr. Ajit Prabhu V.
Joint Director & Scientist - 'F'
Head, Technology Development and Project Management Division
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, 
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 004
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Ph No: 0471 - 2548 252, 0471 - 2548 230