Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE)

location: BangaloreKarnataka

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Sponsor a fuel-efficient & environment friendly cooking stove for a needy villager or institute
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide a fuel-efficient & environment friendly cooking stove to a needy institute
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide fuel-efficient & environment friendly household Sarala cooking stoves to 5 needy rural households
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help improve the health of a rural woman by providing a smokeless fuel-efficient domestic stove
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Towards a world where innovations positively and equitably impact all sections of society and environment Mission: To develop, adapt and disseminate technological products and processes that meet rural and urban livelihood needs sustainably.
TIDE was conceived as a link organization between technology generating institutions and end users of technology who are most often the very disadvantaged sections of society. The founding philosophy of TIDE has been to facilitate sustainable development in communities through technology intervention.
Svati Bhogle has been associated with TIDE for about 10 years now as its Secretary and Chief Executive and has worked on several projects involving technology development, adaptation and dissemination. She is an Asoka Fellow, nominated for the Social entrepreneur of the Year Award 2006 jointly with the Founder Chairman Dr. S Rajagopalan, Best woman scientist recognized by DST for the year 2012. She says it is surprising and rewarding to see how the idea put forth by TIDE is making difference to the lives of grass root entrepreneurs.
Full time staff :16
Part time staff:2
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 19937410
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 10533080
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of women entrepreneurs who got incubated: 30
Number of households who got awareness and customized recommendations to save electricity: 1500
Number of partners trained and provided dryer: 5
Number of stoves disseminated: 210
Number of sarala stoves constructed: 975
Number of technology livelihood packages : 8
Number of women trained in stove construction for income generation: 86
Rewards & Recognition
In 2017, TIDE was awarded the Awesomeness Award by the GIVE INDIA Timely response
In 2015, TIDE was awarded the India NGO Award in small category by the Resource Alliance in partnership with EdelGive Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation Best practices in Resource mobilization, accountability and transparency
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)917,506466,630653,415
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia311,703334,162144,717
Other donations from Indian individuals6,00003,633
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia86,30184,51537,439
Other donations from foreign individuals105,96100
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)7,586,2233,522,3885,330,675
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)10,678,7161,000,000362,144
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts19,937,4105,661,9706,604,774
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)009,912
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits2,234,4831,767,0712,170,287
Staff training29,3004,00043,721
Staff travel587,072200,387523,203
Consultant's fees1,723,1001,154,0481,207,719
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)1,085,080226,861399,008
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)3,096,319937,0681,063,432
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits7,000295,348116,682
Staff training000
Staff travel4,7669,0627,022
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)137,259660,183692,881
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)000
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )35,40086,00041,742
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)68,53777,68788,223
Other non-programme expenses29,57463,64724,498
Total Payments10,533,0806,215,6987,020,071
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.S.No.131/93-94]
2 PAN Number:AAATT1118N
3 12-A [No.No. Trust/718/10A/Vol.B.II/T.87/95/CIT-II]
4 80G [No.No.DIT(E)/80G/107/W-2/07-08]
5 FCRA [No.94420769]
6 35AC [No.]
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 MSSV & Co
 2nd Floor, No.63/2, Railway Parallel Road, Kumara Park West
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000112
 10,000 – 25,000235
 25,000 – 50,000112
 50,000 – 1,00,000000
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0002
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0006
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 150000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 71856
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 483000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 A. N. Jayachandra
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
2 Svati Bhogle
 Female, Secretary, INR 0.00,
3 Hari Natarajan
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
4 N. V. Krishna
 Male, Chairman, INR 0.00,
5 Shailaja Ravindranath
 Female, Member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 A. N. Jayachandra Primary areas of interest are to provide technologies to villages, building social network organizations and institutional management. Currently Administrative Officer at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Studies (JNCASR)
2 Svati Bhogle M Tech from IIT Bombay. Work experience includes KSCST and HLL. Social entrepreneur with expertise in RE / EE. Asoka Fellow. Best woman Scientist award by DST in 2012.
3 Hari Natarajan Works with GIZ, has interest and experience in Renewable Energy / Energy efficiency
4 N. V. Krishna IIT/IIM graduate with interest in application of science and technology for solving real world problems. Work experience includes KSCST, IDL Chemicals, Sonata Software. Director at Microsense since 1995, retired in 2013. Consulting now.
5 Shailaja Ravindranath Heads CEE South, handling environment related projects
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201727/03/201745
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201727/03/201745
Annual Report for the year 2015-201619/08/2017816
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201619/08/2017816
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External Reviews
1Resource Alliance
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Clean kitchen - better food
St Annes Home at Bangalore is a charity home for nuns. At their two branches, their cooks were working in traditional stoves in an environment full of smoke. Cooking for 40 -50 people at a time was no easy task and in addition, they were exposed to smoke and had to cook with watering eyes and burning lungs. It was but a matter of time before they started suffering from respiratory disorders due to indoor air pollution. Shifting to LPG was also not an option due to the high cost involved. TIDE provided them with a smokeless and fuel efficient cook stove which was also time saving. Where the cooks had to earlier spend hours in an environment full of smoke to prepare food, now they were doing the same in a smoke free and healthy atmosphere. The time required for cooking also reduced drastically and now they say that cooking is no more a nightmare for them Has saved 35% of fuel expenses and about 50% of cooking time.
 No more tears
According to a WHO estimate, India has among the largest burden of disease due to the use of household fuels. It is estimated that 28% of all deaths due to indoor air pollution in developing countries occur in India. Smoky interiors and runny eyes are the least of the problem faced in a typical rural setting. The woman of the house spends precious hours in foraging for fuel to keep the stoves burning and has terrible health issues due to the constant smoke. TIDE has developed fuel efficient, smokeless stoves for domestic and commercial stoves. These stoves cut down fuel usage by more than 30% thus directly saving costs for the poor. It also cuts down smoke thus reducing Indoor air pollution, a major contributor to deaths in rural India. Pyro Mini is a customized easy to use stove built for rural use and uses the same wood fuel. The transition is easy and the benefits are immense. Clean kitchens, reduced health problems for the person cooking and hence reduced hospital expenses, faster cooking resulting in free time for the woman, Less fuel consumption resulting in cost savings
 Clean kitchen - better food
Institutions run on charity usually have the least budget for the kitchens. As bulk cooking is required, LPG is not viable and traditional wood burning stoves are used. These guzzle firewood and also emit lot of smoke. The kitchen is sooty and smoke filled and not a pleasant place for the cooks, not to mention the health risks associated with exposure to smoke. Even inmates are exposed to the smoke and suffer from watering eyes and burning lungs. Due to budget constraints and low priority for stoves, the cooks and inmates continue to suffer. This is also the case with poor village men or women who run small tea stalls or canteens to eke out a living. Usually they run this within their house or tenement and hence the entire family is exposed to smoke. End of the day, their expenses on fuel is high resulting in poor profits. TIDE provides needy people or institutions with smokeless and fuel-efficient cook stove that is also time saving. The kitchens are transformed to clean places with no smoke and where the cooks had to earlier spend hours in an environment full of smoke to prepare food, now they were doing the same in a smoke free and healthy atmosphere. The time required for cooking also reduced drastically. The stove has saved 35 percent of fuel expenses and about 50 percent of cooking time. It is a huge benefit economically and socially and environmentally.
 Brighter Kitchen – Happier Women
Mrs A of Kollihatti village has used traditional 3 stone stove for cooking as has generations before her. Her one room house is black, full of smoke forcing her husband and family to be in fould mood when she is cooking. Moreover, they all suffer from bouts of cough and other respiratory diseases. Taking an organic approach to the multifaceted issue of cook stoves, TIDE trains rural women in construction of Sarala stoves. Thus it also provides livelihoods and builds the capacity of rural communities to address the IAP and other issues. TIDE identified this family as a beneficiary for Sarala stove and facilitated construction of the stove in their house as part of our Smokeless village program. The family had to only provide mud and assistance during construction. Another rural women, a trained stove builder came to her house and built the stove, and taught how to use and maintain it. The family today sits in a freshly painted house with no soot. The husband is smiling as are the children while the lady cooks using the Sarala stove. All the smoke escapes through the chimney and the cooking is done in less than half the time she used to take before. She then relaxes with her children. The husband is very happy that her fuel expenses have come down by one third. For the stove builder Ms. Kathyanini, this is another feather in her cap, where she has influenced another rural family to prosper economically and socially. Through this skill given to her by TIDE, she earns between Rs 750 to 1000 per day in stove construction and trains other women too! She has become a successful stove entrepreneur cum master trainer.

You can communicate with Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE) at
Sumathy K
# 19, 9th Cross, 6th Main, Malleswaram,-
Bangalore - 560003,India

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Phone : 91 80 2331 5656
Fax : 91 80 2334 4555
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