The Institution

Centre for Research and Development (CRD), a Not for Profit Organization committed to development is registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. It has been active in planning and implementing developmental programmes in the field of natural resource management, agriculture, climate change, livelihood, drinking water & sanitation, tribal development, community organization, studies and participatory action research, capacity building and awareness programmes, since 2002. CRD works in close association with Governmental and Non Governmental Agencies under various programmes and schemes

Legal Status

  • Registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 with number 528/05

  • Registered under the FCRA Act, 1976 of GoI with Number 052920008

  • Reregistered under section 12AA of the Income tax Act.

  • Income Tax PAN (Permanent Account Number) – AAATC8030G

  • TAN (Tax Deduction Account No) – CHNC03719CList Item

CRD has a meritorious record of performance as the designated Resource Support Organization (RSO) for NABARD for Watershed Projects in Kasaragod District under Prime Minister’s Distressed District Package, Project Implementing Agency (PIA) for Watershed Projects under Western Ghats Development Programme (WGDP), Project Facilitating Agency (PFA) for NABARD Holistic Watershed Development Programmes (NHWDP), Technical Support Organisation for the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) implemented through the Block Panchayats in the State,  Support Organisation for JALANIDHI project (World Bank supported Community drinking water and sanitation project) of the Government implemented through the Grama Panchayats and Government approved Service Provider to the Panchayati Raj Institutions for sanitation programmes, Project Implementing Agency for NABARD for its Tribal Development Programme, Producer Organisation Promoting Institute for NABARD for promoting and nurturing Farmer Producer Organisations and Project Implementing Agency for Springshed Development project of NABARD. 

We conduct Capacity Building & Training Programmes for various stakeholders like Grama Panchayat Representatives, Watershed Development Team, Village Watershed Committees, Watershed Community, Farmers and School Children. We have prepared a number of Training Materials (Print & Visual form) on Watershed Project Preparation, Watershed Project Management, Sustainable Agriculture, etc to suit the requirements of various stake holders.
CRD has an impressive track record of meaningful association with Research Institutes in the areas of R&D Studies, Trainings and Natural Resource Management & Agricultural Development programmes.
We do have ample experience in preparing Developmental Projects under various Schemes for the Panchayati Raj Institutions, NGOs & Farmers and Watershed Master Plans under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), NHWDP, WGDP and IWMP.

“Empowered communities to generate sustainable development” 

“To facilitate and support the communities and organisations through ongoing analysis of situations and planning & implementing developmental programmes based on the principles of sustainability” 

“CRD follows a Collaborative and Participatory Approach in all its endeavors.” 

  • To promote result oriented participatory learning, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of developmental programmes

  • To promote initiatives for conservation and management of natural resource base, climate resilient agriculture and livelihoods

  • To facilitate studies and action researches

  • To strengthen decentralization and local self governance process

  • To promote and facilitate human and institution development process


Areas Of Intervention

  • Agriculture & Animal Husbandry

  • Watershed Management

  • Climate change

  • Drinking Water and Sanitation

  • Women & Child Development

  • Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Development

  • Tribal Development

  • Community Health

  • Studies/Action Research in Development

  • Human Resources Development

  • Consultancy Services