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Mission & Values

We take pride in promoting the sustainable development and growth of rural communities in India. In partnership with local community members, leaders and social enterprises, we identify issues central to our target communities and provide the resources to implement solutions .

5 - Step Methodology

  1. Understand

  2. Research

  3. Finance

  4. Implement

  5. Evaluate


Project RISHI is a student-run, non profit organization registered in the United States and India. It was founded in 2005 at the University of California, Los Angeles by Dr. Eri Srivatsan. Project RISHI Berkeley, founded in 2008, works with the village of Bharog Baneri, Himachal Pradesh in 2012.


Bharog Baneri is a village of 1,400 people located in the Sirmaur District of Himachal Pradesh, India. Close to the Himalayan foothills, the Bharog has hilly terrain and lies roughly a mile above sea level. The village is split into 5 wards, with 1 school and a primary health center.

Life at Project RISHI

Our Team

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