Vivekanand Research and
Training Institute


Vivekanand Research and Training Institute is engaged in rural development in Kutch district since 1976, under the valuable guidance of Mr. Kantisen Shroff (Pu.KAKA), it is working in 250+ villages of Kutch (Gujarat) district with 110+ staff members. The Government of Gujrat has honored it with “A” rank.

Main objective is to promote sustainable rural development with community participation in the areas like rain water harvesting, creating drinking water distribution resources & distribution system, watershed development, prevention of salinity ingress, developing salinity resistant crops, disaster management, livelihood, health & hygiene, education and capacity building programs at village level. Environment friendly activities like tree plantation, eco club, and smokeless chullas are also being carried out. The vision is to develop sustainable economic activities based on agriculture, animal husbandry and rural art and craft.

  • Environment protections
  • Working for green revolution
  • Empowerment of local institution
  • Program implementation through local institutes
  • Micro planning of the clusters and its implementation

Thirty seven years have passed of rural development work done by VRTI, Mandvi-Kutch. We lived with people, learnt from them, developed our own capabilities while working and yes, we did get results.

Mr. Kantisen Shroff (Pu.KAKA)

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Gujarat - A Success Story(Click here to view.)


On Going Projects

With Kaka’s vision VRTI has initiated a project on Rukmavati river of Mandvi taluka for integrated river basin management. The Rukmavati Basin Management project is aimed to conceptualize River Basin Management in Arid to Semi Arid and geologically complex region like Kachchh.

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VRTI is working as lead PIA (Project Implementation Agency) training for watershed programme in Kutch. This year various training programmes were conducted like below:

MDT – Multi Disciplinary Team
WDT – Watershed Development Team

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Development of adequate water supplies that can be stored for use in times of shortage is an essential prerequisite for any long-term solution to the problems associated with drought.

Rain water harvestig is the solutions.

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