The activities include development and transfer of appropriate technology for rural development and providing back support to the women and unemployed youth for starting micro enterprises by conducting regular training programmes, supplying raw materials for starting village level production centers and establishing Panchayat level distribution centers.

The Main Thrust Areas

1) Professional Training in the Production of Home Made Products

2) Raw Material and Packing Support to those trained in Home Made Products

3) Marketing Support through Swadeshi Exhibitions and Swadeshi Counters

Training Programmes

Swadeshi Soaps as Symbol of Swadeshi Movement and That Time Salt(Gandhiji’s time - colonialism), Today Soap(today - Globalisation)is the slogan of the Movement.Swadeshi Soap is identified as the symbol of Swadeshi movement by the GCRD as it is an inevitable essential commodity. Moreover technology is simple and acceptable. The handmade soaps popularised by GCRD is 100% natural, 100% vegetarian, 100% coconut Oil based, 100% glycerin retained, 100% non-allergic and skin friendly.So far the Movement developed 13 Training Programmes.

1.Soap Making Training Course

2. Food Processing Training

3. Jackfruit Products Making Training

4. Consumer Products Training

5. Jewel Making Course

6. Umbrella Making Course

7. Paper Bag Making Course

8. Direct Marketing Course

9. Glass Painting and Fabric Painting

10.Screen Printing

11.Cake Making

12.Zero Budget Farming

13. Curry & Masala Powder Making




News Flash

57th Swadeshi Festival

Dates: 31 - 23 Feb. 2020
Venue : YMCA Hall, Behind Secretariat, Trivandrum

Jan 31, Feb. 1,2
Soap Making

Feb. 3,4
Consumer Products

Feb. 5,6
Umbrella Making


Feb. 7,8,9
Food Processing

Feb. 10,11,12
Cake Making


Feb. 13,14
Paper Bag Making

Feb. 15,16,17
Jackfruit Products

Feb. 18,19
Eco Farming

Feb 20,21
Curry Masala Powder

Feb 22,23
Banana Leaf Plate Making


Training Material Cost per Course Rs.200
Timing 10 - 5pm
For Details : 94471 54338 & 94959 54338