SRTRI strongly believes in the holistic development of human resources for a sustainable rural development and permanent solution for rural poverty eradication. This approach assumes the tasks of empowering the poor in several interrelated aspects human development viz. technical skills, interpersonal skills, entrepreneurial skills, soft skills, values and ethics, awareness on better health and social perils, etc. The core mission of the Institute rests upon the concept of building the capacities of the rural poor, especially youth and women for enhancement of their living standards and quality of life. The prime focus is on rural friendly, sustainable smaller technologies, so as to enable the rural poor earn sustainable incomes and lead quality life.
A pro-active platform for rural empowerment through research, education, training, extension and consultancy for promotion of sustainable rural enterprises, income-generating activities, employment, and socio-cultural empowerment based on Gandhian principles and Bhoodan movement.