Self - reliance through eco-friendly entrepreneurship

Rural Resource and Training Centre (RRTC), Umran, registered as as St. Joseph’s Agricultural Training Centre (SJATC), evolved into existence after several years of study and experimentation, as an answer to the critical problems that challenge the vast majority of the rural population of the Northeastern region. RRTC, was once a unit of Bosco Reach Out (BRO), continues to translate into reality its vision and philosophy “development through empowerment of the people” focusing on land and other resources. It is a development organization, legal body registered under the Societies’ Registration Act of 1990 and its number is SR/SJATC=230/91 of 1991.

Rural Resource and Training Centre (RRTC) reaches out all the tribes of Northeast India especially to school dropouts and farmers. RRTC has a rich experience in working with rural poor, especially by providing skills training in the organic farming, livestock management, agriculture low-cost and appropriate technology and entrepreneurship. The centre is perched on a hillock surrounded by a lush-green model farm of 175 ha. with farm models (homestead farming, horticulture, floriculture, fishery, herbal garden, dairy, poultry, piggery and food processing),  a rural technology park, scout camps and a well managed Training Centre with a capacity of over 200 participants. The visitors who come mainly for training and exposure, comprise of youth, women and men farmers, young entrepreneurs, school and college students and government officers from all eight states of Northeast India, numbering up to 5000 annually.  RRTC is known for its agricultural extension services and rural development projects in South Garo Hills and Jaintia Hills, Ri Bhoi District of Meghalaya.
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