Center for Appropriate Technology for Rural Sectors (CATeRS)

Following a directive from MHRD, IIT Goa set-up a center focussing on rural development and technology, which is named as Center for Appropriate Technology for Rural Sectors (CATeRS). The aim of CATeRS is to engage in organizing several programs related to education, vocation, along with developing and disseminating feasible technological solutions relevant to society. The Center envisions to address the local needs and requirements by finding innovative solutions through academic framework and expertise.The Center has identified following thematic areas to work on in priority.

(a) Solid waste
(b) Potable water and water harvesting
(c) Biomass and alternate energy
(d) Marine resources
(e) Public transport
(f) Dissemination of available and tested appropriate technology
(g) Traditional technical/technological skills