Welcome to CARD

CARD was Established and registered in the year 2000 under the Societies Registration Act 1860, Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development is a premier Non Government Organisation, accredited with ISO 9001: 2008 is playing a vibrant role in the national efforts of developing India through agriculture led transformation. CARD is committed to reaching all parts of the rural society especially farming community and participates actively towards improving the quality of life of rural masses by addressing technical, economical policy issues related to the development of agriculture and rural society.

CARD is engaged in a variety of activities in agriculture, horticulture and rural development with an all India presence. CARD envisages to develop agriculture and rural sector through project based activities. It focuses on information dissemination, training, capacity building and technology exposure by organising business seminars, technical conferences, farmers workshops, agro trade fairs, conducting surveys & studies and adopting villages for their sustainable development. CARD monitors trends in agriculture and agribusinesses and advises Central and State Governments, NGOs and various bodies on appropriate policies and actions for the development of agriculture and rural economy. Its various bodies are engaged in a host of developmental activities for the benefit of rural society.


To play a vibrant role in the national endeavour of developing India through agriculture led transformation; and participate actively in addressing information, technology, policy, resource and environment related issues for sustainable development of agriculture and towards improving the quality of life of rural India.


To act as a link and facilitator towards the national efforts of improving the quality of life of rural India by creating awareness, training & skills development and mobilising the farmers and participating with them in implementation of developmental activities.


  • To create pro-technology environment in agriculture by conducting surveys and studies on the important issues and spreading awareness among stake holders in rural and agriculture sector.
  • To develop information bank on agriculture and rural subjects and provide information access to people connected with agriculture, agribusiness and rural sectors.
  • To conduct studies and organise expert discussions, seminars and conferences on important agricultural issues and network with various institutions and agri industry to facilitate trade and agribusiness growth.
  • To mobilise, organise and work with the farmers on developmental projects to help them improve productivity and quality, cost reduction, crop diversification, skills development and taking up small rural enterprises.
  • To establish Farmers Information Centres at district levels, which would provide information on agriculture, value addition, rural enterprises etc. and would provide training & skills development to help improve the income of farmers and rural youths.
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