Tropical Research & Development Centre (TRDC)

location: BangaloreKarnataka

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help villagers get regular water supply through a water tank or pond rejuvenation
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor planting of wild tropical fruit trees for 25 households
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Improve the health of a woman and also save energy by sponsoring an eco-friendly boiling water chula
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Educate a girl child for a year
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help 25 needy students meet their educational requirements by providing a pen and 5 notebooks each
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Restore ground water through 10 rain water harvesting pits
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Universal Access to Resources without Discrimination
The issues of acute poverty, resource degradation, ill health, illiteracy and lack of awareness on various aspects of development among the rural communities have prompted few liked minded people from various walks of life to start Tropical Research and Development Centre
Anil Abbi, Director has a doctoral Degree from Karnatak University Dharwad in 1992 and established Tropical Research and Development Centre in 1994. For the last 21 years, he is involved with several development initiatives in Karnataka. He strongly believes in protection and regeneration of natural environmental resources which will support future generation and secure better living conditions on this planet.
Full time staff :5
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 2512602
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 2001863
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
TRDC-Ashakiran education programme for children from poor families supported by TRDC and Give India, Mumbai, we are sponsoring many girl children every year to strengthen girl child education in villages of Karnataka. : 77
TRDC-Ashakiran education programme helps Help 30 needy students meet their educational requirements by providing a Pen and 5 notebooks each child.: 1620
TRDC-Paryavaran help in sponsoring planting of wild tropical fruit trees for 25 households: 1750
TRDC-Paryavaran helps villagers get regular water supply through a water tank or pond rejuvenation in villages of western ghats: 100
TRDC-Ashakiran education programme helps in donating Kannada and English copy writing books for about 30 poor children in a government schools.: 450
TRDC-Paryavaran helps in restoring ground water through 10 rain water harvesting pits.: 1100
TRDC-Paryavaran helps in improving the health of a woman and also save energy by sponsoring an eco-friendly boiling water chula.: 20
Rewards & Recognition
In , was awarded the N/A by the
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)172,655285,187148,636
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia1,807,1671,107,1431,089,551
Other donations from Indian individuals70,16632,15934,700
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia122,395159,653204,077
Other donations from foreign individuals98,75900
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)34,6833,986,20612,694,840
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)0054,235
Sale of assets024,0000
Total Receipts2,512,6025,627,49814,226,039
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)8,96898,6410
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits569,5002,130,4422,295,593
Staff training000
Staff travel45,069209,372279,614
Consultant's fees21,00017,0000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)26,738216,937185,689
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)362,1003,396,443616,730
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)13,90220,66010,390
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits0012,000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)0020,000
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)000
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )04,00012,500
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses018,00033,693
Total Payments2,001,8636,111,49514,324,337
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.No.179/SF180-IV/113.]
2 PAN Number:AAATT1962C
3 12-A [No.Trust/718/10A/Vol.B-II]
4 80G [No.392/ AAATT1962C/ITO(E)-2/Vol 2009-2010]
5 FCRA [No.94420812]
6 35AC [No.]
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 T.V.Veerabhadrappa & Co.Chartered Accountantans
 185/7, 1st Floor, 8th F Main Road, 3rd Block, Jayanagar
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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 – 25,000213
 25,000 – 50,000000
 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 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 185000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 60000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 185000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance45069
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 45069
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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 Dr. Anil Abbi
 Male, Managing Trustee, INR 185,000.00,
2 Dr. Anita B.K
 Female, Member Trustee , INR 0.00,
3 Amita Nadkarni
 Female, Member Trustee, INR 0.00,
4 N Prasanna
 Male, Member Trustee , INR 0.00,
5 S Sachidananda Murthy
 Male, Member Trustee , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Dr. Anil Abbi Has a doctoral Degree in water resource development from Karnatak University Dharwad. Involved with several developed initiative in the field of conservation of natural resources and education for children for the last 20 years and based in Bangalore.
2 Dr. Anita B.K Professor, School of Social Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore Founder trustee since 1994. Dr.Anita has special interest in Gender studies, women in science and technology and pursuing the cause of gifted children
3 Amita Nadkarni A Post graduate in Economics contributing to TRDC in terms of fundraising and documentation. She has special interest in children education initiatives
4 N Prasanna Civil Engineer. Has great interest in environment and Lake restoration initiatives
5 S Sachidananda Murthy Managing Director of Suma Engineering, Bangalore and associated with various educational and environmental initiatives in Bangalore through Rotary and other institutions
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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 2016-201704/03/201754
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201708/07/201755
Annual Report for the year 2015-201625/11/201745
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201625/11/201755
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Plant a tropical fruit tree, save life on the earth!
Rare fruit yielding & medicinal plant species were affected due to habitat fragmentation. When TRDC started an inventory programme of wild tropical fruit trees & shrub species in the fringes of Western Ghats and Eastern plains, few community members said that all wild tropical fruits have been cut in the last 3 decades & they have started feeling the food security problem due to this deterioration. We helped village communities in locating, collecting and evaluating existing biodiversity with special emphasis on identification & propagation of wild tropical fruits trees and medicinal plant species through decentralized nurseries. Also, we promoted the use of improved fruit diversity in local communities and develop market linkages for the local tropical fruit trees and medicinal plants Communities have realized the importance of tropical fruits for their own food security & for wild life. Enrichment planting has started in Uttara Kannada District & in other parts of Karnataka. This has also lead to greater awareness among the forest department on the need for conservation of wild tropical & less known fruits and medicinal plants. Research & documentation has also increased greatly. Children in the photo are from Naroor village who have started showing active interest in planting wild tropical fruit trees for future generations, reverse climate change and to save life on the planet.
 Educate a girl child
Yasmine Banu Doddamani is a 13 years old girl, residing at Medleri, Ranebennur Taluk. There are 7 members in her family. She has two sisters and two brothers. Their income is very low and members at home are many. Her father is not interested in education of girl child. So she started to do beedi binding in house. Her brothers are going to school regularly. Yasmine is interested in studies. TRDC started bridge school centre in her village in last year and convinced her father to send her bridge school centre. She has got opportunity to show her talent and interest in learning through bridge school centre.. She has completed bridge school for 6 months, Now she is going to regular school with remedial education support from TRDC-Ashakiran project so that she wont get dropped out again. She wishes to study further to become a teacher. TRDC would support her career dreams by supporting her education.
 Ignite a smokeless Chula and reduce emissions
Smt. Kamalamma Naik is a 50 years old woman farmer residing at Narur village of Sirsi Taluk in Uttara Kannada district. With two brothers, their wives and children, the joint family has totally 10 persons. The family was using traditional chula with clay vessel to heat bathing water. The family needed about 16 cart load of firewood every year. This was a drain on the manpower as well as precious forests of the village. TRDC educated the villagers of Narur, especially women, regarding wastage of firewood for water heating purpose. It also made them understand the importance of retaining forests to sustain agriculture and livelihood. TRDC showed them alternative and fuel efficient methods that are economically cheaper also. Motivated by this, Smt. Kamalamma constructed a improved chula for water heating. Smt. Kamalamma is happy about shifting to improved chula. The firewood requirement has come down by 50%. Bio-waste is used as alternative fuel. Hot water is available 24 hours a day. Smt. Kamalamma and her family have satisfaction of saving many trees in the process.
 Empower Children to read & write
Girish Bannimatti is an 11 years old boy from Chikkaralihalli village, Ranebennur Taluk. His parents attended counseling meeting and got convinced with the advice from community leaders and agreed to send him to bridge school education centre running by TRDC. He attended bridge school education programme for 6 months and appeared for the examination and he was promoted to next standard. TRDC supported him with pen, notebooks and other learning materials and encouraged him to continue the education. Now Girish is a happy child and his confidence has enhanced .He is able to communicate effectively and has decided to serve the country by joining the military after completing his education. Girish also wish to support many children like him in future.
 Rainwater Harvesting
Rainwater is the main source in western Ghats of Karnataka. Heavy rain during monsoon used to result in High runoff with lot of soil erosion and acute water scarcity during summer in the eastern part of Sirsi Taluk specially in Bengle, Onikeri village of Sugavi Panchayat. As part of our major water conservation programme started with restoration of a village Lake in Begle village, TRDC has started promoting water harvesting structures of various sizes in the region. TRDC supported communities for promoting rainwater harvesting pits in Bengle, Onikeri villages through community mobilization for rejuvenating first order streams. Rainwater harvesting pits promoted in Bengle and Onikeri have resolved water shortages in the village and duration of availability of water during summer period has considerably enhanced.. It has recharged the ground water and reduced the low flow of water in the first order streams/springs during summer. It has also increased agricultural productivity because of timely availability of water for crops and improved the village ecosystem.
 Conserve Lakes and Wetlands, Rejuvenate Yourself
A small wetland/ lake near Kokalli village was silted up without storage capacity thus resulting in acute shortage of drinking water resource around the village. Depletion and degradation of water resources in the village had gone virtually unnoticed. TRDC-PARYAVARAN project helped few poor families who were doing farming nearby motivating them to take up the cause of water conservation and promoted a wetland with their participation. They actively participated in rejuvenating the pond with the contribution from individual donations made via Giveindia website at a cost of Rs.28600 Now the village wetland / pond regularly fills up during monsoon season, recharges groundwater system, provides drinking water for cattle and wildlife population and also irrigation water for near by paddy fields. It fills almost 9-10 times during monsoon and water gets percolated to the ground and enhance the village ecosystem. These families are also happy this year that they got good crops because of water storage in the pond during monsoon and cropping season.

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No 67, 3rd Cross, 1st Main.Nagarabhavi-14th Block-
Bangalore - 560072,India

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