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Grameena Patana Kendram


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

GPK was formed with the objective to provide the necessary technical input and consultancy support for the implementation and monitoring of People's Planning initiatives work as a rural resource centre for human resource development in information and rural technology and provide support developing and disseminating appropriate rural technology.

20+ Years in Business

1,150+ Completed Projects


Grameena Patana Kendram as A Rural Study Centre

  1. 1 Output of People's Plan Campaign's 1996-97.

  1. 2 Local level think bank's Participating Governance and Development Partnership.

  1. 3 Decentralized Planning, Resource Management Sustainable Development - probing and practicing.

  1. 4 Mutually facilitating Organ of the Panchayat and the public.

  1. 5 Convergence of Organisational and Institutional Characteristics.







  1. 1 Is to function as a community University by the people, for the people, of the people.

  1. 2 Is to facilitate public governance, social solidarity, economic development, cultural unity, human integrity and gender sensitivity and sustainable social development.


  1. 1 Local Resource and Research Facilitating Inculcating and Improvising arts-sports and cultural talent.

  1. 2 Local expertise Centre for Information Technology.

  1. 3 Training support for Self Help Groups (SHG), Neighbourhood Groups (NHG), Institutional Management Committee (IMC), Community Based Organization (CBO) etc.

  1. 4 Centre for facilitating Local Governance Institutions.

  1. 5 Functioning as Citizen Education Centre.


  1. 1 Accredited agency of Local Self Government Departments, Government of Kerala for GIS/GPS , Road Connectivity Mapping, GEO Mapping Activities (Letter No. 2834/2019/LSGD dt. 12/12/2019).

  1. 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).

  1. 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).

  1. 4 Associating organization with Kerala Institute of Labour Education (KILE).

  1. 5 Accredited Technical Support Organization for IWMP under Grameena Patana Kendram.

  1. 6 Partner Organization in Pamba River Valley studies under Grameena Patana Kendram.

  1. 7 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).


  1. 1 Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA).

  1. 2 Information Kerala Mission (IKM).

  1. 3 Kerala State IT Mission.

  1. 4 National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD).

  1. 5 Centre for Good Governance (CGG, Hyderabad).

  1. 6 State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD).

  1. 7 National Institute of Design (NID, Ahmedabad).

  1. 8 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  1. 9 Common wealth Initiative – ISEC – Bangalore.

  1. 10 Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD).

  1. 11 Coconut Development Board, Government of India.

  1. 12 Kudumbasree.

  1. 13 IL & FS (Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services).

Board Members

Meet our leadership team:

V N Jithendran IAS (Retd)
Dr A Suhruthkumar
Executive Director
Executive Director

V. Sreekantan
Executive Coordinator
R V Satheesh
N Jagajeevan
B Vijayan Nair
Dr.K I Sreelatha Kumari
K Krishna Panicker
Anwar Hussain
Mariamma Sanu George
K Siva Kumar


Meet our Administration team:

Seema Nair
Saji P
Anusha Biju

Meet our GIS team:

Rajesh S
Harikrishnan R
Vinod T

Meet our Software team:

Jiji Steephen
Merin Kuriakose

Meet our Multimedia team:

Johny Joseph
Shameer Babu

Meet our Field Functionary team:

Anu Renjan
Stephin V S

Meet our Reprographic team:

Saranya M I
Remya U

Meet our CEC team: