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 like-minded people from various walks of life to start Tropical Research and Development Centre. The mission of TRDC is 'Universal Access to Resources without Discrimination'
Tropical Research & Development Centre's Paryavaran project, which is run in the Western Ghats and Mysore Districts intends to address the issues of climate change by working in collaboration with local farmers. This is done through regeneration, enrichment of plants in deforested areas, promotion of eco-friendly boiling water chulas, enhancement and restoration of wetlands and water resources, and conservation of wildlife.
Tropical Research & Development Centre's (TRDC) Asha Kiran project focuses on enrollment, retention, quality education and child rights in rural Government schools in Ranibennur Taluk, Karnataka.