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Public Cooperation (PC)
Advancement of Rural Technology (Arts)
Organization of Beneficiaries (OB)
Gram Shree Mela (GSM) / Buyer Seller Meet (BSM) / Workshop / Seminar (Marketing)
Prime Minister's Rural   Development Fellowship (PMRDF) Scheme

CAPART supports project proposals from voluntary organisations working in rural areas. The Brochures and guidelines for different schemes are available from headquarters and Regional Comned Regional Committee. Proposals for projects above this amount should be submitted directly to CAPART headquarters.


Each project submitted to CAPART goes through a process of on-site pre-funding appraisal, to assess its feasibility in relation to the local situation, and the capacities and competence of the organisation proposing to implement it. In addition, each funded proposal is evaluated at the mid-term stage to allow for mid-course corrections. End-term evaluations and impact assessments complete the project cycle, and feed into the ongoing process of planning and strategising in each project division.

Project appraisals and evaluations are carried out by external experts drawn from the CAPART panel of project evaluators, which includes subject specialists from various disciplines. Empanelment is through a rigorous screening process, the main criteria being professional qualifications, an understanding of rural development and commitment to voluntary action for development.


  • Registration under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (or a State amendment of this Act), the Indian Trusts Act, 1862, or the Charitable and Religious Trusts Act, 1920.
  • At least three years of experience of working in the field after registration.
  • A strong field presence and experience of mobilising communities to act for development.


  • CAPART gives priority to voluntary organisations with a good track record and proven competence in community mobilisation and empowerment of disadvantaged groups.
  • Organisations accessing CAPART support for the first time are required to submit their proposals only directly to concerned Regional Committees.
  • Project proposals must be submitted in the proper format (included in each of the scheme guidelines) and must be accompanied by a complete organisation profile in the appropriate format (also included in the scheme guidelines).

Download Project Guidelines