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Grameena Patana Kendram


Grameena Patana Kendram is a registered society under the Travancore – Cochin Charitable Societies Act. It was established in 1998 as part of the People’s Planning Programme.

The main objectives of the society are Collection, Research and Dissemination of Appropriate Rural Technology, providing the necessary technical input and consultancy support for People’s Planning Initiatives, and there implementation and monitoring, workings as a rural resource centre for information technology, human resources development in information technology and rural technology.

20+ Years in Business

1,150+ Completed Projects

613,000 Happy User Experiences


Grameena Patana Kendram as A Rural Study Centre

  1. Output of People’s Plan Campaign – 1996-97.
  2. Local level think bank – Participating Governance and Development Partnership.
  3. Decentralized Planning, Resource Management Sustainable Development - probing and practicing.
  4. Mutually facilitating Organ of the Panchayat and the public.
  5. Convergence of Organisational and Institutional Characteristics.







  1. Community University by the people, for the people, of the people.
  2. Facilitate public governance, social solidarity, economic development, cultural unity, human integrity and gender sensitivity and sustainable social development.
  1. Local Resource and Research Facilitating Inculcating and Improvising arts-sports and cultural talent.
  2. Local Expertise Centre for Information Technology.
  3. Training Support for Self Help Groups (SHG), Neighbourhood Groups (NHG), Institutional Management Committee (IMC), Community Based Organization (CBO) etc.
  4. Centre for facilitating Local Governance Institutions.
  5. Functioning as Citizen Education Centre.


  1. Accredited Agency of Government of Kerala for Watershed based Master Plan Preparation under MGNREGS (G.O. (RT) NO. 2558/10/LSGD dt. 03/08/10).
  2. Accredited Agency of Government of Kerala for Panchayat Resource mapping Activities under Kerala State Land Use Board (KSLUB) (Letter No.T441/2009/KSLUB dt. 19/06/2009 and Letter No. T76/2000/LUB dt. 23/03/2001).
  3. Accredited agency of Local Self Government Departments, Government of Kerala for Panchayat Resource Mapping Activities (Letter No. 39005/DA1/07/LSGD dt. 09/10/2007).
  4. Associating organization with Kerala Institute of Labour Education (KILE).
  5. Accredited Technical Support Organization for IWMP under GPK.
  6. Partner Organization in Pamba River Valley studies under GPK.


  1. Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA).
  2. Information Kerala Mission (IKM).
  3. Kerala State IT Mission.
  4. National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD).
  5. Centre for Good Governance (CGG, Hyderabad).
  6. State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD).
  7. National Institute of Design (NID, Ahmedabad).
  8. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  9. Common wealth Initiative – ISEC – Bangalore.
  10. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD).
  11. Coconut Development Board, Government of India.
  12. Kudumbasree.
  13. IL & FS.


Meet our Leadership Team:

Andrew Kucheriavy
A. Suhruth Kumar Executive Director
Kristina Guzikova
V. N. Jithendran IAS (Rtd) Chairman
Sreekantan V.
Sreekantan V. Co-Ordinator