World around us today is really concerned about sustainability and exploring green technologies sincerely. But it was in the mid-seventies of twentieth century, the search for alternatives in building technologies was instituted at ASTRA (Now CST-Centre for Sustainable Technologies) and Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Simple, cost-effective, environment friendly, energy efficient technologies were developed and field tested over four decades. Recognizing the need for these technologies GRAMAVIDYA was conceived and initiated its sincere efforts towards dissemination, field testing and adaptation of such alternative building technologies.
Gramavidya is a society registered under the Karnataka societies Registration act 1960, Regn. No. 380/88-89 dated 20th September 1988.