About CRT/N

Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N) is a professional non-governmental organization engaged in developing and promoting appropriate rural technologies effective in meeting the basic needs and improving the livelihood of rural people. Established in August 1989 under the Company Act, CRT/N was re-registered with the Government of Nepal (GoN) under the Social Organization Registration Act 1977 (2034 B.S.) since October 1998. The organization is actively engaged in upgrading traditional technologies as well as promotion of energy efficient technologies with diversified and versatile applications to meet rural needs.


Develop, promote and disseminate environmentally sound rural/appropriate technologies and strengthen the capability of rural communities in creating better opportunities through mobilization of local resources to improve their livelihood conditions.


CRT/N is a professional/innovative organization and knowledge centre in renewable energy/appropriate technology delivering quality services to local communities for improving their livelihood.



• Promote and disseminate rural/appropriate technologies to meet the basic needs of the people and improve their quality of life.

• Conduct adaptive and action-oriented research on indigenous and improved rural/appropriate technologies.

• Train and transfer technical information and know-how on production, installation and management of rural/appropriate technologies.

• Assist in the development of technical and institutional capabilities for sustainable development.

• Provide technical support and consulting services in the field of rural energy and environment conservation.

Thematic Areas

• Energy Transaction

• Indoor air quality

• GESI in the energy sector

• Climate change – Adaptation and Mitigation

Area of Specialization

Development and promotion of rural/appropriate and Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs):

• Productive Use of Energy (PUE) for economic empowerment

• Business Development Services (BDS) capacity building of local government

• Eco-village Development (EVD) and consultation

• Agency-based empowerment

• Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA)

• Household, commercial and institutional Improved Cookstoves (ICS) (fixed type, prefabricated portable rocket stoves, metallic stoves)

• Improved Water Mill (IWM) with diversified end uses including electrification

• Hydraulic ram pump

• Other appropriate technologies