(`AKRUTI Tech Pack’)
Offered by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
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Department of Atomic Energy has launched DAE-Societal Initiative for utilization of Non-Power Applications (NPAs) and Spin-off technologies in the area of water, agriculture, food processing and agri-land improvement through urban and rural waste management.  Within this frame work, the structured program called “AKRUTI-KRUTIK-FORCE” has been formulated by BARC, Trombay, Mumbai.  It is implemented through technically oriented NGOs for techno-economic growth of the rural sector, as one of the many schemes of large scale deployment of BARC technologies - 4th Key Driver of Major programmes of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Since the initiation of this programme, it is popularly known as AKRUTI programme. AKRUTI is an acronym for Advanced Knowledge and RUral Technology Implementation initiative.  Under this programme, several AKRUTI nodes are set up and operational since 2006 and more are being set up in self-financed mode by NGOs in different states.  AKRUTI nodes through NGOs are demonstrating the usefulness of BARC technologies for rural sector leading to societal benefit. Further, it has demonstrated that technically oriented HR in rural sector is capable to deploy technologies for their use under the guidance of BARC scientists and engineers.  This programme has potential to encourage village techno-preneurship based on BARC technologies.