Established RuTAG Centres

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1. RuTAG, Tamilnadu

Established in June 2004 and till date 28 NGOs supported.

Technologies Upgraded/Delivered: Modernized Coir Ratt, Pirn Winding Machine, Envelope making unit for Visually Challenged, Sanitary Napkins, Mud Blocks for Low cost Housing, Spray Dried Natural Dyes, Bridge across small canal, Biogas from non-edible oil cakes, and Performance evaluation study of different types of hand-looms, etc. 

Indian Institute of Technology Madras 
(RuTAG) Cell, 2nd Floor, IC&SR Building
IIT Madras, Chennai - 600 036
Tel : 044 22257 8000/9000
Email: rutag[at]

2. RuTAG, North East

Established in IIT, Guwahati in 2005 and till date 9 NGOs supported.
Technologies Upgraded/Delivered: Re-designed Bicycle for Carriage of Banana, Machines for Eri Cocoon Opening, Motorized Muga re-reeling, Multi nutrient compressed Feed Block, Pedal Driven Washing Machine and Heat Exchanger for Production of bamboo vinegar, etc. 

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 
Guwahati 781039, Assam 
Tel. 0361 - 2583000 
Email: sashin[at]

3. RuTAG, Kharagpur

Established in March 2008 and till date 32 NGOs supported.
Technologies Upgraded/Delivered: Dual powered charkha, Pedal driven Potter’s Wheel, Sabooi grass rope making machine, Enzymatic preservation of cane Juice, Manually Driven Paddy weeder, Machines for: De-husking of wheat/Groundnut, Jute reeling making, Sisal fiber extraction, etc.


Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur-721 302
Tel: 03222-255221
Email: rutagei[at]

4. RuTAG, Roorkee, Uttarakhand

Established in IIT, Roorkee in 2009 and till date 12 NGOs supported.
Technologies Upgraded/Delivered Gravity based Ropeway, Drying Springs Recharge using isotope hydrology, water mills gharat, Light Weight Dandi for Handicapped Hill Pilgrim, Solar Air Drying of Apricot, Development of Wild Walnut Decorticator and Toxic Free Apricot Oil Extractor, Upgradation of Gharat, Standardization of Prasad and training for women in food processing etc.


Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee, Uttarakhand – 247667
Tel: 01332-285311 
Email Id: regis[at]
Email: rutag.iitroorkee[at]

5. RuTAG, IIT Delhi

Established in IIT, Delhi in 2009. 10 NGOs have so far been supported.
Technologies Upgraded/Delivered: Evaluation and Standardization of Animal Driven Water Pump, Biogas Conversion Kit & Enrichment System, Comparative Study of Bullock Driven Tractor, Technology Standardization and Testing cum Training Facility for Ultra-micro (Pico) Hydel Power Package for Rural Applications, Short Term Management Programme for Rural Enterprises.

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016. 
Tel: 011-2658 2222/ 2658 1696 
Email: rprasadiitd[at]

6. RuTAG, IIT Mumbai

Established in IIT, Mumbai in 2010. Contacts with Various NGOs are being established and problems identified are being addressed. NGO Shashwat led by Mr.Anand Kapoor to develop fish cage structure that rears fingerlings in dams. Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) at IIT-B is established by Office of the Principle Scientific Advisory to GoI to disseminate technology to rural areas Powai, Mumabi.


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Us Powai, Mumbai – 400076
Tel: 022-2572-2545/ 91-8898919784
Email: rutag.iitb[at] 


7. RuTAG, IIT Kanpur 

RuTAG IIT Kanpur established in 2013.


Prof. Nalinaksh Vyas 

RuTAG Project Co-ordinator & Professor, 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
Kanpur - 208016
Phone(O): 91 512 2596698 
Email: vyas.nalinaksh[at]