The Centre of Science and Technology for Rural Development (COSTFORD), a non-profit,voluntary organisation of social workers, educators, architects, engineers, scientists, technologists and others,strives to facilitate for empowering and enabling the poor and weaker sections of society to improve their living conditions by application of appropriate and people-friendly technologies and adopting participatory, transparent, and gender-sensitive processes.

Important Areas of Interventions

Development, Demonstration &
Diffusion of Cost and Energy Effective.
Construction Materials and Practices

Woman Empowerment & Gender Justice

Local Economic Development

Formation of Non- capitalist forms
of people’s organizations for Livelihood security

Skill Development & Employability Enhancement
so as to enable unemployed to enter into viable income
generating enterprises

Promotion of Non – Conventional & Renewable
Energy Sources

Development of Environment Friendly Systems for Comprehensive
Waste Management

Establishing Networking with like-minded organizations

Dissemination of Information by conducting seminars,
exhibitions,workshop and publishing books,leaf lets and visual documentaries

Conducting Awareness & Orientation Programmes on Cost
and Energy Effective Construction Technologies For Engineers, Architects, Administrators and Govt. Officials

Design and Execution of all types of Construction Activities For Local Self Govt. Institutions and All other departments being an accredited agency.


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