BCT launches Farmer Field Schools in 5 villages. Also, the Prerana initiative is started in tribal Paderu, in collaboration with Vibha foudation, USA and Sikshana foundation.

Dr. BV Parameswara Rao, Founder of BCT, passes away at the age of 86.

The Grameena Incubation Center (GIC) begins operations in rural Visakhapatnam. Set up under the Technology Incubation for Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE 2.0), it is supported by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), New Delhi.