Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC) is an autonomous research and development institution founded by the Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad (a pioneering people's science movement) and a grant-in-aid institution of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE).
The institution envisions the upliftment of the underprivileged sections of the society through knowledge sharing, appropriate technology transfer and skill development. Making interventions to meet the new age challenges and find sustainable solutions in the sector of solid waste management, watershed development, energy management, local planning and livelihood.
IRTC has played a pivotal role in handholding the local self-government institutions across the state through their project implementation and consultancy support for preparing Detailed Project Reports for various developmental programmes. There has been extensive involvement in research, innovation and extension activities to empower the marginalized communities across the state. Also marking its footprints in the areas of women and child development with the collaboration of national and international agencies such as WHO, UNICEF and UNDP.