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State Delhi
Capital Delhi
City New Delhi
Name of NPO Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology
Area of Activity To catalyse, coordinate and support the development work


Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART)


India Habitat Centre Zone-IV, UG Floor, PO Box 31333, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003


011-4642391, 4642392






A nodal agency, established in 1986 by the Government of India; functions under the aegis of Ministry of Rural Areas and Employment. Formed by the amalgamation of Council for Advancement of Rural Technology and Peoples' Action for Development India. Has partnerships with international donors. Registration: Society.


To catalyse, coordinate and support the development work of voluntary agencies countrywide, particularly those working with the rural poor, women and SC/ STs.

Geographical reach

All India; head quarters in New Delhi.


Offers financial support to over 7,000 NGOs in development initiatives; develops and promotes appropriate rural technology; creates employment opportunities; conserves and re-generates the environment and natural resources.
National Standing Committees take funding decisions and evolve policy guidelines for each project division; regional committees sanction project proposals up to Rs20 lakh and have complete autonomy in decision making, reach out to remote rural areas and conduct training workshops. Computerised management information system - data bank comprises over 7,000 voluntary organisations and 45,000 projects in different stages of completion; the Media division supports project divisions with communication material; produces audio-visual and printed learning and teaching material for voluntary-sector use.
Rural Technology division coordinates a network of 14 Technology Resource Centres for technology transfer in the voluntary sector, with a special focus on technology for women; supports 1,017 technology projects, as of March 2001, worth nearly Rs45.34 crore; the People Action Drive division focuses on small and marginal farmers; projects include agro-forestry, dairying and minor irrigation; supports 1,602 projects worth about Rs72.69 crore; the Disability Action division (1995) promotes initiatives for self-employment; supports 99 projects worth Rs 6 crore (March 2001); the Watershed Development division (1995) supports 639 projects worth Rs43.66 (March 2001); a beneficiaries scheme mobilises disadvantaged sections of society like people with disabilities, bonded and child labour, SC/ ST, women to better their economic status and social power.
The International Funding division currently receives funds from the Danish Embassy and UNDP; supports 14 projects with a grant of Rs5 crore since November 1991; the Disaster Management cell supported 21 projects, worth Rs3.9 crore as of March 2001; the Housing Development division handles projects for village-link roads and rural housing with emphasis on local building technology; the Market Development division markets products produced by various income generation schemes; the Rural Sanitation division constructs latrines and creates hygiene awareness. Guidelines for applications are supplied at the head office and regional offices.


Publishes a range of books, magazines and journals, which enjoy a wide circulation in the voluntary sector include, People's Action (bi-monthly) and GAPART newsletter. Has video films on women's empowerment, watershed development, sanitation, health, housing and alternative medicine.

Regional contact details

CAPART West Zone
Navjivan Trust Complex, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 380 014 Gujarat
Tel: 079-7545072, 7545073
Fax: 079-7545072
Contact: CS Pandey, Member Convenor
Areas of operation: Maharashtra, Gujarat, MP, Dadar and Nagar Haveli

CAPART East Zone
A-29/1, Unit-3, Kharavela Nagar Bhubaneshwar 751 001 Orissa 
Tel: 0674-419443
Contact: S D Singh, Member Convenor 
Areas of operation: Orissa, West Bengal Andaman & Nicobar Islands

CAPART North Zone
SCO/179-180, II floor, Sector 17-C Chandigarh
Tel: 0172-720465, 720478 
Fax: 0172-700457
Contact: C Minz, Member Convenor
Areas of operation: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Chandigarh and Punjab

CAPART North-East Zone
Ashok Path, Bashishtha Road, Guwahati 781 028 Assam
Tel: 0361-568368, 569113 
Fax: 0361-568368
Contact: Dr.K B Rani, Member Convenor 
Areas of operation: Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya.

CAPART South Zone
Faculty Building No II, National Institute of Rural Development, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad 500 030, Andhra Pradesh
Tel: 040-4017851 
Fax: 040-4018669
Contact: P N Srinivasan, Member Convenor
Areas of operation: Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Monicoy Islands

CAPART North Zone
Tambi Tower, 3rd Floor, Sansarchandra Road, Jaipur 302 001 Rajasthan
Tel: 0141-379783, 373460 
Fax: 0141-379783
Contact: ML Gupta Member Convenor
Area of operation: Rajasthan

CAPART Central Zone
B-3/499, Vishal Khand-lll, Opp City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Tel: 0522-393180,393103 
Fax: 0522-393103
Contact: Shashi Mohan, Member Convenor
Area of operation: Uttar Pradesh

CAPART Regional Committee
Biscomaun Tower, 5th floor, West Gandhi Maidan, Patna 800 001 Bihar
Tel: 0612-211648
Fax: 0612-211648
Contact: VK Babu, Member Convenor
Area of operation: Bihar

CAPART Regional Committee
Pavate Compound, UB Hill, Dharwad Dist, Karnataka
Tel: 0836-40309
Fax: 0836-347176
Contact: Vijoy Kumar, Member Convenor
Areas of operation: Goa, Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala
Registered Date 5/28/2005