ARTI is a registered scientific society, established in April 1996 by a group of scientists, technologists and social workers, to develop and transfer innovative, sustainable technologies to rural people for income generation and to improve their quality of life.The institute is registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 under registration number MAHARASHTRA/4703/SATARA, and under the Bombay Public Trusts Act of 1950 under registration number F-4674
To serve as an instrument of rural development through application of scientific knowledge and technology. The primary objective of ARTI is to develop, standardise, popularise & commercialise innovative rural technologies aimed at improving the quality of life and standard of living of the rural inhabitants of India.
Innovative appropriate rural technologies with special emphasis on making traditional rural businesses more profitable and also on generating novel employment opportunities in rural areas. We have now nearly 25 standardised and field-tested technologies to offer to rural entrepreneurs through our Rural Entrepreneurship Development Centre (REDC)
ARTI's main goal is to provide rural people with affordable modern amentiies, including improved energy products, agricultural solutions and in the process, to create rural entrepreneurs and provide them livelihood opportunities through Research and Development, extension and training, in Rural Development, Low cost technologies in agri horticulture and bio-energy.
ARTI’s registered office is at Phaltan, Dist. Satara, where ARTI maintains a training and R & D Centre. ARTI’s administrative office is in Pune. ARTI is conducting projects in all the districts of Maharashtra and in all the states in India except for Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal, Mizoram and Nagaland. ARTI technologies are also being implemented in the following countries: Nepal, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Maldives, Mauritania, Malaysia, Ethiopia, U.K. , U.S.A., Brazil, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria