Vasundhara Mitra - Organisation

ARTI is a registered scientific society, established in April 1996 by a group of scientists, technologists and social workers, to develop and transfer innovative, sustainable technologies to rural people for income generation and to improve their quality of life. In the true spirit of its mission, under the leadership of Dr. A. D. Karve, ARTI undertakes research to study, develop, standardize, implement, commercialize and popularize innovative appropriate rural technologies with a special emphasis on making traditional rural businesses more profitable and also on generating new employment opportunities in rural areas. With its high-impact grassroots level work over the past decade, ARTI has established itself as an internationally recognized developer of innovative and appropriate rural technologies. ARTI received The Ashden Awards in 2002 and 2006 for the Charcoaling Technology, the Sarai Cooking System and the Compact Biogas System.