Science and Technology Application for Rural Development (STARD)


Ministry Of Science & Technology


STARD aims at facilitating the development of promising voluntary organisations and innovative technologies which are related to rural areas. The objectives are: strengthening the existing institutions, field groups, NGOs, etc., involved in research and application of innovative S&T solutions for rural development by providing long-term support for core personnel; catalysing research development and adaptation of technology by funding development efforts; motivating scientists and technologists for applying their expertise to problems in rural areas.

Sponsored By

Central Government of India


For developing rurally oriented innovative technologies, for R&D and technology adaptation


Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), recognised schools, colleges, universities and R&D institutions.



Equipment, salaries, consumables, internal travel, overhead, etc.

How To Apply

A Udyami Helpline: Dial 1800-180-6763 [Toll Free Number] for queries relating to this Schemes.

Contact to the Ministry




Science & Technology

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