About the Bajaj Foundation

The Bajaj Rural Development Lab bridges Carnegie Mellon University and the villages surrounding Mahatma Gandhi's last ashram in the rural district of Wardha, India. We work with the Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation to create a model of rural development for India and the world.

The Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation is dedicated to empowering rural communities. Since beginning work in 2009, the foundation has many achievements:

In the fiscal year 2011/2012, the Bajaj Foundation spent over 46 million rupees (roughly one million dollars) in 414 villages throughout Wardha. Rooted in a strong commitment to grassroots, participatory development, the Bajaj Foundation has strong ties to the history of Wardha.