The Centers for International Projects Trust (CIPT) is a non – profit research organization based in New Delhi, which is an India affiliate of Columbia Water Centre, New York. CIPT works on developing and piloting new models for effective water and energy management across different regions in India. Since its inception in 2008, CIPT is working towards performing applied research in the areas of agriculture, water, climate change, energy and related socio-economic perspectives and provide rigorous research-based knowledge as the foundation for various field-based initiatives.
CIPT aims at achieving long-term sustainability of water, energy, agriculture, environment, and livelihood in India through rigorous research and development efforts by focusing on the following:
Research and development in agriculture, environment, energy and water sectors.
Modeling of water-energy and agriculture nexus
Capacity building of farmers, extension agents, students, academician, and stakeholders.
Socio-economic and environmental impact assessment and formulation of tools/indices of socio-economic and environmental sustainability/vulnerability for rapid decision making while implementing the development interventions.
Development and promotion of low-cost precision (sensor based) technologies, holistic approaches to village development and livelihood improvement.
Innovations in agricultural extension methods with the active support of ICT tools
Piloting of various innovations to develop scale-up strategies in the long run.
With significant development work in Punjab and Jharkhand benefitting more than 75,000 farmers, CIPT has also conducted various impact assessment studies for various stakeholders covering the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. CIPT is represented on Research Advisory Group for Punjab constituted by NABARD, Chandigarh and also on the Standing Working Group on Surface and Ground Water constituted by the Planning Commission of Chhattisgarh.