Gramothan Resource Centers are high-end facilities that provide skills training and
resources to people in villages, with the goal of helping villages become thriving centers of
From teaching sustainable farming practices to linking village micro-entrepreneurs to
major market opportunities, GRCs promote rural innovation.
Data as of January 2021
Skills Training Courses
Training farmers in organic farming techniques for improved health and harvest outcomes
Equipping women with tailoring skills and connecting them to large-scale market opportunitiesRead More
Providing youth with advanced computer training for increased employment & entrepreneurship opportunitiesRead More
Handicrafts & Carpentry
Teaching skills that villagers can use to start their own businesses
GRANE: Maximizing Value and Creating Micro-Entrepreneurs
Through GRANE, farmers and tailors can sell their products to wide audiences under Ekal's brand, Ekal Upaj.
- First, entrepreneurs sell their products to the Ekal, which buys them above market price.
- Next, Ekal creates value-added products, like turmeric powder and black pepper, to sell to mainstream markets.
- Finally, profits are recycled into the GRC, creating a self-sustaining system.
Meet DikuSustainable Farmer Trained at Ekal's Karanjo GRC
"We took a month-long training at the Karanjo Gramothan Center. Now, we produce our own vermicompost, which we sell to other villagers. Our income has increased significantly, and we earn 7-10,000 rupees per month."
Meet PremaSustainable Farmer Trained at Ekal's Karanjo GRC
"At the Karanjo Gramothan Resource Center, I learned about the benefits of vermicompost. It's great for the environment and helps grow nutritious food. I began to produce my own compost, and I sell what I don't use to my community. This has provided me with an extra source of income."