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BAIF Development Research Foundation
Comprehensive Empowerment Estd: 1967
Used for Beneficiaries: 96% *
Address : BAIF Bhavan, Dr. Manibhai Desai Nagar, Warje Malwadi, Pune 411058. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 20 25231661
Donor Contact : Mr. Girish G. Sohani / N. A. /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources622,901,817623,085,149664,571,124
Foreign Sources83,641,44495,222,815199,490,680
Other Income3,886,6666,994,3943,731,852
Total Income (A)1,039,660,0041,068,655,8651,221,043,653
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities847,400,599883,373,7401,040,857,268
Programme Staff Cost57,173,80064,426,49875,939,411
Travel Expenses7,098,3666,312,9587,512,342
Direct Programme Expenses911,672,765954,113,1961,124,309,021
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost4,251,7004,451,7004,950,624
Overhead Expenses28,373,77925,014,03526,641,816
Other Expenses/Transfer76,909,92767,877,37648,258,094
Total Expenditure (B)1,037,948,6211,066,770,8531,220,375,489
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)1,711,3831,885,012668,164
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets405,806,033403,534,448423,336,103
Current Assets (excl. Cash)464,934,088428,144,973486,501,159
Cash/Bank 370,622,468398,204,030330,198,501
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets1,909,561,0422,002,405,6422,370,956,208
Corpus / Share Capital5,0005,0005,000
General Funds11,884,70712,787,46413,901,511
Earmarked Funds1,825,044,5151,903,674,0702,152,838,849
Current Liabilities47,076,82061,389,108179,660,848
Total Liabilities1,909,561,0422,002,405,6422,370,956,208
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)4,000,0004,500,0005,000,000
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)800,000900,0001,000,000
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Actual2,7502,7502,750
Number of Staff4,1264,0083,949
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)1,064,4961,151,3521,942,584
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)71,98872,07483,412
Note: * Adjusted. Transfers to Reserves have been excluded from total expenses to calculate the proportion of expenses 'Used for Beneficiaries'
Regd. under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
Auditor : G. M. Oka & Co.
Bankers :
Bank of India Bank of Baroda
Bank of Maharashtra IDBI Bank
Canara Bank

Donor tax benefits : 35AC 100%, 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. Hrishikesh A. Mafatlal, Chairman Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, Vice Chairman
Mr. Hasmukh S. Shah, Trustee Ms. Rajashree Birla, Trustee
Mr. Kishore Chaukar, Trustee Mr. Sunil S. Lalbhai, Trustee
Dr. D. R. Mehta, Trustee Mr. Deepak C. Mehta, Trustee
Ms. Sudha N. Murty, Trustee Mr. Pratap G. Pawar, Trustee
Mr. Sharad Upasani, Trustee Dr. Narayan G. Hegde, Trustee
Mr. Ramesh N. Rawal, Trustee Mr. Girish G. Sohani, President and Mg Trustee

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Funds used during each year have been taken as Income & Expenses under ICAI Guidelines. Income is shown under Foreign/Institutional Sources and Expenses under Direct Programme Expenses. 2) Contribution for Rural Development/Other Programmes taken under Donations as no details provided. 3) Other Income includes increase in value of inventory due to revaluation, credit balances written back and profit on sale of assets. 4) General Staff Cost comprises remuneration to Trustees. 5) Other expenses includes transfers to various funds (Rs477 lakhs in FY15, Rs655 lakhs in FY14 and Rs760 lakhs in FY13), debit balances written off, loss on asset disposal, and provision for doubtful debts. 6) As of end-FY14, Receivables of Rs440 lakhs are outstanding for more than a year, towards which a provision of Rs32 lakhs has been made. 7) The estimated cost per beneficiary ranges from Rs750-Rs4,000.

NGO Profile :
BAIF Development Research Foundation helps promote sustainable livelihood in rural India. The organization currently serves 54.1 lakh poor families living in nearly two lakh villages spread over 16 states. BAIF has developed the Village Cluster Development Approach to identify problems and appropriate technologies to solve them. Self-Help Groups of men and women of the same socio-economic status identify needs, and initiate income generation activities, as well as community development activities.

Their programmes are:

  • Livestock Development: The programme provides doorstep breeding services to about 59 lakh families spread across 13 states. To improve the productivity of livestock, BAIF has collaborated with several leading international and national scientific organizations to introduce cutting edge technologies in dairy husbandry. They focus on the promotion of small flocks with genetic improvement, feed supplementation, minor health services such as de-worming and vaccinations. They have created 4,195 cattle development centres. Goat development programme has been well adopted by the farmers.
  • Natural Resource Management: The Watershed development programme, spread over 781 micro-watersheds and 1,412 villages, helps facilitate best use of the available water resources for consumption of human, livestock, and crop production. It has improved the ground water table, biodiversity and micro climate, and also motivated farmers to introduce tree-based farming on marginal lands. The rehabilitation of old tanks through desilting and soil and water conservation in the catchment area has enabled farmers to enhance crop yield by 30 to 40%, while reviving inland fishery. As a State-level Resource Organisation of YASHADA and NABARD for capacity building in Maharashtra, BAIF conducts a series of training programmes on watershed, irrigation, and gender development.
  • Sustainable Agriculture: Under the National Agriculture Innovation Project (NAIP), a methodology for promoting sustainable agriculture is developed to promote good agricultural production practices, introduction of tree-based farming, tassar silk production, livestock development, and value addition for the produce.
  • Agri-Horti Forestry: The Wadi programme includes establishment of drought-tolerant fruit trees and cash crops, thereby ensuring food security. BAIF has introduced various innovative activities to improve bio-diversity and employment. Establishment of wadis has enhanced the earnings per family by Rs30,000 per annum.
  • Other Activities: Focus on Women Empowerment, Health, Research and Technology Development, and Partnering with Corporate Houses.