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  • Facilitation of advance technologies for fishery development: Mapping traditional technologies currently in use and facilitating more advanced and efficient technologies in fishery in the region. Training and capacity building to enable communities to adopt new technologies. “AQUA-ONE Centre” as one stop shop for technology solution and extension.
  • Aquaculture for sustainable income generation: Acting as a catalyst for economic growth by combining fisheries technology commercialization, marketing and supply chain management, entrepreneurship development and business facilitation. Creating ‘Aqua-Clusters’ and influencing policy decisions.
  • Institutionalizing Fish Farmers’ Interest Group (FIGs): Formation of Fish Farmer’s Interest Group (FIGs), as a community-based institution for creating the informal network amongst the quality seed producers and fish farmers. Marketing of Fresh/ Live fishes through Mobile Vending Units.
  • Value addition in Fish: Training, capacity building and facilitation support for production of value-added products. Marketing of the value-added fish product through Women Self Help Group.
  • Ornamental Fish culture: Ornamental Fish Culture as an exclusive income generating option for women FIGs. Establishment of Ornamental Fish Rearing Units (OFRU), marketing of ornamental fish, aquarium design and decoration, culture of aquatic plants.
  • Production workshops for mass production by trained artisans.
  • Institutional Collaboration: Active collaboration with MAFSU, implementing STRC’s mandate with our partner organisations, such as NFDB (GoI), and Dept of Fisheries (GoM) and non-govt institutions active in this sector.

Ongoing Projects :

  1. Aqua One Centre at STRC
  2. Ornamental Fish Rearing Unit (OFRU) at Nimgaon
  3. Portable Carp Hatcheries in 5 talukas

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Cadre of Skilled Artisans | Sustainable Resource Base | Entrepreneurial Eco-System
Mobilising Local Youth | Basic & Higher Order Skill Training | Seed Funding

  • Cadre of Skilled Artisans & Informal Artisans’ Group: IDC (IIT-B) Trained Master Trainers engaged in creating a cadre of skilled artisans and informal artisan groups through basic and higher order skill trainings & refresher trainings with an aim to prepare a pool of 100 master trainers
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem around Bamboo Craft: Support (community) enterprise development for sustainable supply of bamboo products and generate improved livelihoods. Promoting select new bamboo products among high potential buyers. Promoting sustainable linkages between financial institutions and local enterprises and sustain and upscale local initiatives through community-led multi-stakeholder development models
  • Model Production Unit (MPU): A well-equipped Model Production Unit (MPU) to carry out R & D on product prototypes, higher order skill training for artisans, mass production and quality control
  • Model Bamboo Craft Village and Facility Centre (CFC): STRC is focusing on traditional skillset in the existing scenario, resource mapping to understand access to raw materials, carrying out need assessment regarding possible inputs & logistics. Providing technology facilitation under Common Facility Centre (CFC). Mobilizing local youth to encourage rural entrepreneurship to develop Model Bamboo Craft Villages.
  • Goal is to foster bamboo products as a sustainable substitute of less renewable resources like timber and promote economic prosperity of the tribal including women in the region.

And subsequently,

to support commercialisation of high potential bamboo products in the housing & construction, craft, lifestyle & toys sectors. The action is demonstrating success of integrated local development models by strengthening the capacities of key stakeholder groups across the value chains.

We are involved in :

  1. Developing cadre of trained artisans
  2. Establishment of Model Production Unit (MPU), Common Facility Centre (CFC) and Model Bamboo Craft Village
  3. Creating a R & D eco-system for product design based on market research
  4. Rolling out One Year Under Graduate Diploma in Bamboo Entrepreneurship and Design

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  • Mapping the Non Timber Forest Resources: Scientific mapping of major Non Timber Forest Produce (NTFPs) in the region. Creating a network of NTFP CLUSTERs the region. Assessment of quantum of availability, seasonality and potential.
  • Promoting GAP and GFCP: Promoting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Forest Conservation Practices (GFCP) in cultivation, ex-situ conservation and sustainable harvesting of commercially important and RET medicinal/ aromatic plant species.
  • Documenting Indigenous Medicinal Knowledge: Engaging with the local Traditional Healers (THs) to document and consolidate Indigenous Medicinal Knowledge with support of scientific evidence for wider dissemination and to bring THs in to the mainstream.
  • Streamlining Collection and Storage: Encouraging primary collectors by facilitating a robust collection and storage mechanism of major NTFPs. Strengthening existing ground mechanism around the Community Managed Resource Centres (CMRCs).
  • Value addition through PPCs: Facilitating establishment of basic Primary Processing Centres (PPCs) at CMRC/ Taluka level to encourage first stage processing of collected raw produce.
  • Facilitating Rural Enterprise around NTFPs: Encouraging local communities to develop small enterprises around major NTFPs. Facilitating provisions of seed funding, forward linkages and other support to create business platforms.

STRC to act as a Knowledge Support to agencies (Govt./ Non Govt.) in the region.

We are involved in :

  1. “Sustainable model for livelihood upgrade of the tribal population in Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra, through scientific cultivation practices for medicinal plants with the back up support of laboratory studies for quality control”, funded by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India
  2. “Documenting indigenous medicinal knowledge of the tribal and forest fringe community in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra”, co-funded by National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), Allahabad
  3. Integrated Dhanora Development Plan-IDDP

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  • Assistance for S & T Applications: Scheme on ‘Assistance for S&T applications’ for faculties and students, aimed at funding short-term R & D and incubation grants of relevance to STRC-GUG. Through the scheme, STRC seeks innovative applications, sharply focused incubation program, on-field interventions of local/ regional significance. Successful pilots get jump start for replication and upscaling.
  • Development of Education Ecosystem: Development of short-term and year-long diploma courses on NRM, Medicinal Plant Cultivation, Value addition and Marketing, Bamboo Craft and Advance Aquaculture Technologies through collaborations such Chandrapur Forest Academy, IIFM Bhopal and IDC-IIT-B.
  • Engaging with Academic & Non-Academic Resource Institutions: For possible collaboration with academic/ non-academic institutions on S&T studies CTARA, Tata Trusts, State Departments, Research Institutions and Universities to work rural technology development, facilitation and extension.
  • Communication for Development (C4D): Creating quality communication materials, outreach documents and knowledge sharing platforms catering to different set of audience

STRC to act as a Knowledge Support to agencies (Govt./ Non Govt.) in the region.



To create an end-to-end implementation framework for skill development, to develop a cadre of youth enabled to take up various market driven entrepreneurship avenues. The centre will contribute by designing/ catalizing products, services and practices along with upgrading human resource that deliver all round development in partnership with local communities.

STRC as a Section 8 Company (under Indian Companies Act 2013)

A part of the STRC activities are to be channeled through the proposed Section 8 company. STRC intends to provide local communities with platforms for S & T aided revenue generating models and enterprising opportunities under each intervention. This will create an enabling eco-system and gainful employment for the local youths both men and women.

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