an acronym for the Information and Documentation Centre for Rural Technology came into existence during 1985 in the form of
a Library in the Council for Advancement of People's Action and
Rural Technology, which played a dynamic role as an active agent for
disseminating useful knowledge and thereby attempting to bring in
the attitude of the people.
Library was started with the aim to make it a National Documentation
Centre for Rural Technology and as such all the relevant documents
were procured in this centre.
Library is a growing organism, keeping in line with this
postulate of (Late) Dr. Ranganathan, the Library which started with
500 books, has now a good collection of about 13,500 books and more
than 1000 bound volumes of periodicals.
The title were careful chosen from its utility in view of the
activities of CAPART with the help of CAPART officials.
The broad subjects of this collection include viz.
Man and Society,
Energy and Power, Water and Sanitation, Agriculture including
Forestry and Aquaculture, Small Scale Industries, Building
Construction, Rural Housing and Health.
Apart from these, many books of general interest and
reference are also acquired.
objective of the Library is to be a National Centre of Information
on Rural Development and Rural Technology.
The Library thus should endeavour to make information needed
by its users readily available.
It should also attempt to:
awareness about sources of development and technology information
information to NGOs about Government activities and programs for
enhancement of rural poor
opportunities for self conducted education
need based information services to the interested users
information search using by computers