Established in 2001 Sri Sri Rural Development Program Trust under the aegis of Art of Living operates with the single-minded focus of empowering Rural India. We aim at bringing together the best global practices, corporate thinking and accountability, the highest standards of corporate governance and transparency to create a model of sustainable development, which is benchmark in the industry and can be replicated at scale.

We believe in a holistic 360-degree development octagonal model with a focus on eight sides:


  • Sri Sri Kaushal Vikas Kendra - Vocational Training
  • Youth Leadership Training - Life Skills Training
  • Light A Home - Rural Electrification & Energy Access
  • Boond - Providing safe drinking water
  • Shakti - Women Empowerment
  • Community Of Rural Enterprise (CORE) - Promoting Rural Entrepreneurship
  • Srijan - Prisoners/Militants Rehabilitation Program
  • Shuddhi - Sanitation & Hygiene Program


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Impact of our efforts

  • Reached 36,557 villages with the 5H program - Health, Hygiene, Homes, Human Values, Harmony in Diversity
  • Trained 16,546 rural youth in Youth Leadership Training Program
  • Spent over 100 million man hours in developing full human potential
  • Transformed the lives of over 200,000 prison inmates through Prison Programs globally
  • Developed 50 model villages in India benefitting 100,000 people
  • Conducted 49,500 hygiene camps and 25,950 medical camps benefitting 2.5 million people
  • Running 22 Sri Sri Kaushal Vikas Kendras under which more than 5000 youths have been provided skills training during the last 2 years in the field of Electricals, Beauty Therapy, Computers, Mobile Repairing, Bar Bending & Mason work, Welding, Rural Technology and Renewable Energy.
  • More than 200 rural women trained in Agarbatti rolling surrounding Bangalore Ashram.
  • Over 5000 rural women trained and 258 SHGs formed in tailoring, embroidery & food processing under Project Shakti.
  • Rehabilitated more than 3000 Surrendered Militants & Prison Inmates under Project Srijan providing them with skills training and employment.
  • Provided Solar Energy to more than 12500 unelectrified households of Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, Orissa and Bihar reaching out to more than 580000 individuals under Light A Home Project.
  • 95 Yuvacharyas trained as Solar Engineers to install and service Home Lighting Systems under Light A Home Project.
  • Set up 56 Battery Charging Stations and created 40 Solar Entrepreneurs in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam and UP.
  • Trained 60 Rural Youths as Jal Sevaks to manufacture low cost Bio Sand Water Filters.
  • Provided safe drinking water to more than 45000 individuals in Project Boond by setting up 4 community water filters and making 78 bore-wells.