Society for Research and Technological Initiatives (Srishti)

Name of the organization

Society for Research and Technological Initiatives

Year of Establishment

31st May, 1999

Registration Number


Registered Office

Village and Post Office Harrawala, District Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248160

Working Address (Delhi)




M-15 (Top Floor) Vishwakarma Colony, M.B.Road, New Delhi 110044; 01126368650


011-26368650, 09654790870,{Delhi); 09411341819 (D.Dn)



Contact Persons

Anil Tyagi 09411341819; and Prem Bahukhandi 9810881284

Areas of Work

  • Demographic Surveys
  • Reproductive and Child Health
  • KABP - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS
  • Trafficking and Migration
  • Community Development
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Literacy and Education
  • Life Skills Education
  • Youth and Adolescents
  • Gender Issues and Women Empowerment
  • Development and dissemination of Rural Technology


Detail about organization:-

Society for Research and Technological Initiatives (SRISHTI) is a grass root organization committed to evolving an alternative path of development in the hills based on the principles of peoples’ empowerment, equity, and Sustainability ..…


History of the organization begins with the countrywide literacy movement in 1990.Our leading friends associated with the movement joined the grass roots  and were spreading the message of literacy in different villages of the country.


Although the formal evolution of an organizational structure took some time the members since their student days had been actively involved with the Uttarakhand movement; as well as the countrywide literacy movement in 1990s through the Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (Nodal organization for running the National Literacy Mission Programme in India). This entire process provided an incisive insight and perspective into the rural development scenario in India. They felt that despite honest efforts being made by various government and non-government organizations, the impact remained invisible /negligible. This could be attributed to gaps in the dialogues between those responsible for development and the beneficiaries. These gaps arose because of differences in the socio-economic and cultural conditions of the two groups –the former belonging to the rich educated class while the later were the poor village population. Such gaps frequently lead to tensions, and confronting situations. Itwas realized that within the above contextual scenario there was a need for an institution/organization, which would reflect both the social, economic and cultural backgrounds.


……….meanwhile, the uncertainties and the mobile nature of student status took friends in different directions though ultimately witnessing a confluence once again. Some members headed out for pursuing higher studies and others remained and initiated SRISHTI, for taking up developmental activities in the remote areas of Garhwal Himalayas.


The friends into higher education out side the region took this opportunity - their NRU (non resident Uttarakhandies) status - and conceived the FRIENDS OF  HIMALAYA (UTTARAKHAND) a forum for bringing together the various actors of civil society (media, academics, organizations, institutions, researchers, activists, bureaucrats) for generating debates on the development issues of the hills and creating pressure groups outside Uttarakhand for influencing the planning and policy initiatives in the state.



·         Research and Documentation on relevant development issues.

·         Dissemination and Development of Rural Technologies.

·         Watershed Management, Development and Conservation.

·         Women Development Programs.

·         Legal Literacy.

·         Employment Generation programs.

·         Health and Education programs.

·        Panchayati Raj related activities.

·        Preservation and promulgation of the cultural heritage of the region.