Rural Centre for Human Interests (RUCHI)
SECTOR: Livelihood
SUB SECTOR: Agriculture
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 41 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Himachal Pradesh
Issues Addressed:
Soil and water conservation; Access to sanitation and hygiene; health care; etc.
Supported by:
RNZWCS; Rotary Club; Cazalla Intercultural Vilagjaro Oinketes; NGO Navigator; NORAD; MISEREOR; etc.
Key Trustees:
Dr. A. K. Kapoor, President
Ms. Poonam Sharma, Vice President
Mr. Surender Singh, Member
Mr. Surajbhan, Member
Ms. Chetna Soni, Member
Mr. Dharamvir Singh, Secretary
Recognition: Tong-Len Award to Promote Peace & Governance - 2018
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 81.3% Highest: 99.3% Lowest: 9.5%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs39 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • ₹100/- per year for plantation of 2 trees;
  • ₹500/- per year for educating an underprivileged child
  • ₹5000/- per year for accessibility to safe water
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Rural Development through People Centered Sustainable Action
  • Rural Center for Human Interests (RUCHI) laid its foundation on the philosophy - 'people's power'. They are a team spirited organization who believe that only people can pull each other out of adverse situations.
  • RUCHI went from being a social enterprise to a socio-technical organization in 1990 after heading rooftop water harvesting. Ministry of Rural Development recognized RUCHI as the Technical Recourse Center (TRC) after they built a low cost durable ferro-cement tank for the purpose of sanitized water usage.
  • Programs: RUCHI as an organization mainly focuses on Integrated Water Development Projects to enable irrigation, accessibility to potable water and better health; Waste Management Awareness; Advocacy & Linkages for Climate Justices, Education, Sustainable Agriculture Practices; International Voluntary Services encouraging students to actively participate in social services.
  • Outcome: 6 schools were involved in Waste Management and Recycling with RUCHI. They also encouraged 170+ students (foreign and Indian) for proactive participation in social services.
30 lac
30 lac
Source : Audit Report 2019