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Science and Technology Resource Centre (STRC) is an autonomous institute located at Gondwana University, Gadchiroli. Conceived and supported by Rajiv Gandhi Science & Technology Commission (RGSTC), Mumbai, Govt. of Maharashtra, STRC is entrusted with generating livelihood opportunities by deploying appropriate science and technology, particularly for the under-privileged tribal communities of Gadchiroli region since 2013-14. As a centre of excellence for sustainable value creation, STRC is leveraging local resources, relevant knowledge and appropriate technology for knowledge enabled development. STRC to act as a catalyst to science and technology based development of the region and as a bridge between knowledge activities of the University and enhance livelihoods in the neighborhood

Aquaculture & Livelihoods

Bamboo Craft & Livelihoods

NTFP/ Med. Plants and Other Livelihoods

Applicable R & D and Academic Program Development

Communication for Development through ICT

STRC RuTED Foundation

The Revenue Stream

STRC-RuTED Foundation has been registered as a section-8 company under the Companies Act 2013 and is mandated to facilitate establishment and development of multiple rural enterprises centered around available natural resources leading to livelihood. enhancement of local communities in the region.

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Current Focus

  • Rural Technology Facilitation

  • Enabling the local communities

  • Applicable R & D and Incubation

  • S & T Nodal Centre and Techno-Social Consultant

  • ICT enable Data / Information

  • Sustainable Development Education

  • Entrepreneurial Support and Business Facilitation

  • Scientific Collaboration

34

Trained Master Artisans

150

Traditional Healers (THs) Interviewed

210

Fish Farmers directly benefited

63

Families in Agri Allied Livelihoods

3

Low-cost Technologies Introduced

11

Standardized PoP/ Sustainable Harvesting Practice

43

Technology/ Practice Adoption

7

Intervention Blocks

STRC Assistance for S&T Application Scheme
(Open throughout the year to receive applications)

Diploma in Bamboo Enterprise & Design
(First batch admission opens in March 2021)

Web based Community Interaction Platform
(Socio-technical assist for development solutions)

R & D on Low-Cost Technology

STRC Contributes by designing and catalysing products, services and practices through appropriate low-cost technologies as an assist to the prevalent traditional practices

Bamboo Seed Spacer (Prototype)

Bamboo Composite Poultry Shed (Prototype)

Portable Carp Hatchery (Design Stage)

Mobile Demonstration Unit

Van-based audio-visual interactive platform cutting across all projects, used as a tool to generate awareness, disseminate information, demonstrate, low cost technology transfer and showcase best practices to enable local communities make informed choices.

60

Sessions Conducted

3000+

Audience Addressed

105

Villages Covered

460

Beneficiaries (Direct/ Indirect)

7

Blocks Covered

6200 kms

Distance Traveled

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