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
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 and make her independent
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Donate copy writing books for about 30 poor children in a government school
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
Corpus 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 :0
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :5
Volunteers: 1
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 5627498
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 6111495
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of slow learners/ mainstreamed children provided remedial education : 2250
No. of remedial education teachers trained on Science, Kannada, Maths and English to provide remedial education training: 75
No. of children participated in 4R (Reduce,Reuse, Recycle and Restore) exhibition at various villages of Ranebennur Taluk : 2250
No. of Parents awareness camps/meetings to create awareness among them on ill effects of child labour and importance of quality education: 8563
No. of people benefited from lake/ pond development: 160
No. of people benefited from promotion of rainwater harvesting: 223
No. of Women in a household benefited from eco-boiling water : 12
No. of children provided school supplies: 225
No. of girl children supported through sponsorship for an year: 136
No. of wild tropical fruit trees planted: 300
No. of children provided 5 notebooks and a pen each: 1620
No. of children taken on picnics / outdoor learning programme: 1195
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)285,187148,636155,936
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia1,107,1431,089,5511,893,593
Other donations from Indian individuals32,15934,7003,258
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia159,653204,077264,518
Other donations from foreign individuals000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)3,986,20612,694,8404,178,524
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)054,2350
Sale of assets24,00000
Total Receipts5,627,49814,226,0396,521,110
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)98,64108,600
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits2,130,4422,295,5931,828,720
Staff training000
Staff travel209,372279,614189,459
Consultant's fees17,00000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)216,937185,68991,025
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)3,396,443616,7300
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)20,66010,39018,348
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Payments(revenue) Programme Related
Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits012,00065,000
Staff training000
Staff travel005,114
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)020,000124,635
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)000
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )4,00012,5007,821
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses18,00033,69335,468
Total Payments6,111,49514,324,3375,537,686
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Payments(revenue) Non Programme Related
 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.No.179/SF180-IV/113.120]
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.094420812]
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 – 10,000718
 10,000 – 25,000213
 25,000 – 50,000000
 50,000 – 1,00,000101
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0001
 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 596456
2 Lowest Paid: INR 112944
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 596456
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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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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 N Prasanna
 Male, Member Trustee , INR 0.00,
2 S Sachidananda Murthy
 Male, Member Trustee , INR 0.00,
3 Dr. Anil Abbi
 Male, Managing Trustee, INR 596,456.00,
4 Dr. Anita B.K
 Female, Member Trustee , INR 0.00,
5 Amita Nadkarni
 Female, Member Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 N Prasanna Civil Engineer. Has great interest in environment and Lake restoration initiatives
2 S Sachidananda Murthy Managing Director of Suma Engineering, Bangalore and associated with various educational and environmental initiatives in Bangalore through Rotary and other institutions
3 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.
4 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
5 Amita Nadkarni A Post graduate in Economics contributing to TRDC in terms of fundraising and documentation. She has special interest in children education initiatives
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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 2016-201727/02/201655
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201711/06/201655
Annual Report for the year 2015-201629/10/201655
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201629/10/201655
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External Reviews
1Axis Bank Foundation, Mumbai
2Axis Bank Foundation, Mumbai
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Educate a girl child
Gangamma Addanagadi is a 13 year old girl from Kerimallapur village, Ranibennur Taluk. She lives with her parents and siblings in a six member family. Her parents work as daily wage labourers with an annual income of Rs 10,000/- which is very meager to satisfy their daily needs. She was irregular to the school because she had to help her mother in all the household work and hence she lost interest in studies. TRDC identified Gangamma as a suitable candidate after a survey in their village. Our staff arranged a meeting with her mother and made her understand the value of education in her children’s life. We convinced Sakamma to enroll her to TRDC’s Remedial Education Centre. Gangamma was admitted to our remedial centre with very low self confidence but our centre teacher spent more time with Gangamma and helped her to overcome the fear of learning. After few days, she was showing signs of interest towards leaning lessons taught in the centre. She completed her activities in time and participated in all the games. She was enjoying reading and writing in English and also solved basic math problems. She also developed hobbies like singing and reading. Gangamma was enrolled back to the school and now she is going to Govt High School, Gudihonnatti. Gangamma now has lot more self esteem and has gained confidence. She aspires to become a Doctor and serve poor in her village. She is determined to continue her good performance in the future as well.
 Ignite a smokeless Chula and reduce emissions
Anusuya is a 48 years old woman farmer residing at Thekkur village of Sirsi Taluk in Uttara Kannada district. With husband and children, the joint family has totally 9 people. 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 Thekkur, 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, Anusuya constructed an improved chula for water heating. Anusuya 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. Anusuya and her family have satisfaction of saving many trees in the process.
 Empower Children to read & write
Annapurna Mudukappalavar is a 13 year old girl from Dandagihalli village, Ranebennur Taluk. Her parents attended counseling meeting and got convinced with the advice from community leaders and agreed to send her to the Remedial Education Centre run by TRDC. She attended Remedial Education programme for 6 months and appeared for the examination and was promoted to next grade. TRDC supported her with pen, notebooks and other learning materials and encouraged her to continue her education in the village primary school. Now Annapurna is a happy child and her confidence level has enhanced. She is able to communicate effectively and has decided to serve the poor children by becoming a school teacher. She also wishes to support many children like her 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 especially 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 Garakinabyna 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. 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 nearby paddy fields. It fills almost 9-10 times during monsoon and water gets percolated to the ground and enhances 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. Enhanced surface water storage and groundwater recharge for irrigation to grow their food crop- paddy. Ground water recharge and flow of excess water into smaller tanks/lakes situated downstream. The water body rovides drinking water for wild animals and birds as the tank is located at the periphery of the forest or land with rich vegetation.
 Sponsor copy writing books for 30 poor children
Biggest challenges children faced were lack of basic and fine motor skills. Children were not writing the alphabets uniformly on the line. Their handwriting was not neat and legible. Children used to make errors while writing alphabets especially m, b, d, s, f, t, w, z and c. To address this, TRDC distributed 800 Kannada and 2250 English copy/cursive writing books in 2014 which helped in improving their hand writing. Education Co-ordinators from TRDC with the help of REC teachers supported children who were facing difficulties in writing by introducing them to few simple techniques such as; Free hand drawing or scribbling – to help them get the grip over the pencil , Lines – Tracing the lines – Standing lines, Sleeping Lines and Tracing shapes of the letters and copying the same letters. We have noticed considerable changes in the hand writing of children in our remedial centres. Copy writing books helped them to write quickly, uniformly and legibly in their school. They could write the letters without any confusion. Children understood the usage of capital and small letters while making a word or a sentence.

You can communicate with Tropical Research & Development Centre (TRDC) at
Dr.Anil Abbi
No. 67, Ist Main, 3rd Cross,Nagarabhavi 14th Block, IInd Block-
Bangalore - 560072,India

Or you can reach Tropical Research & Development Centre (TRDC) here
Phone : 080-23182748
Fax : 91 80 23182748
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