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.
BCT partners with Tech Mahindra Foundation to establish BCT Tech Mahindra Foundation SMART center (BCT TMF SMART center) in Dwarakanagar, Visakhapatnam for training peri-urban youth on IT enabled services and Customer Relations & Sales. In consecutive years, 2 more SMART centers are set up.
BCT starts the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), which runs under the CTS scheme of NCVT and can train up to 100 students
BCT conducts a unique 21- day ‘bhajana yagnam’ and brings together over 50,000 villagers.
BCT starts the Rejuvenation of folk arts
Dr. BVP Rao conducts a padayatra in rural Visakhapatnam. This is a campaign for skill-oriented, value-based, self-reliant and village-biased education.
BCT establishes the first-of-its-kind residential model high school, which offers rurally-biased, skill-oriented, value-based education.
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is sanctioned to BCT, to enhance and improve the agricultural outcome for villagers.
BCT Child Literacy and Training Programme starts as part of rehabilitation of child labour in collaboration with International Labour Organisation (ILO).
BCT starts Community based rehabilitation of people with disabilities in collaboration with MIBLOU, Geneva and Sanchar, Kolkata.
The Week magazine felicitates Dr. Rao as ‘Man of the year’ for his exemplary pioneering work in village development.