Barli Development Institute for Rural Women
The Barli Campus is located
in the north of Indore City
on the New Dewas Road
approximately 500 metres
from it's junction with AB
Road at Rasoma Laboratory,
which is located about 300
metres on the city side of
Vijay Nagar Roundabout.
Enter the New Dewas Road
from A B  Road  at Rasoma
Laboratory  pass between
Rasoma Laboratory on left
and the new Matlani
Heritage Hotel (under
construction) on right, cross
a bridge, turn immediate left,
campus boundary wall is on
right, after 50 metres
entrance gate on right.
Airport; 11 kilometres. by Taxi 250 to 300 rupees
Railway Station; 5 kilometres  by Taxi 150 to 200 rupees, by
Autorickshaw  50 to 70 rupees
Environmental  Information about Barli Development Institute for
Rural Women Campus
Public Transport Services Available in the City of Indore
    Indore's Radio Controlled Metro Taxi
    Service cost 15 rupees per kilometre plus
    taxes, waiting charges 50 rupees per hour
    vehicle seats up to 4 persons. Mostly
    available at airport railway station and other
    major destinations, phone Indore 4288888
    Packages Available
    1) 12 Hours    up to 100 km      
    1200/- (rupees)
    2)  8 Hours         ''     80 km        
    800/- (rupees)
    3)  4 Hours         "     40 km        
    500/- (rupees)
    Auto Rickshaws are available at most major
    junctions shopping centres and places of
    Three Wheeler vehicle
    Passengers Capacity up to 3
    Persons. Charges, 10 rupees  Per
    Indore City Bus Service is reputed to be the
    best urban bus service in India. Buses run
    on all major routes, and are colour coded.
    Example all magenta coloured buses come
    north, route 1, 2, 3 and 5 at some point
    come within 300 metres of Barli institute.
    Approximate fare is up to 3 K.M.
    fare Rs. 3.00, up to 7 K.M. fare
    Rs. 5.00, up to 10 K.M. fare Rs.
    7.00, up to 13 K.M. fare Rs.
    10.00, up to 16 K.M. fare Rs.
    12.00 see http://www.
    Maruti Taxi vans,(small suv type 6-7 seater
    vehicles) ply all areas of the city.    
    Cost depending on length of
    journey 3 to 10 Rupees per
    person. e.g. from outside Barli
    Campus to railway station costs 8
    rupees per person
Barli Development Institute for Rural Women tries its best to remain an environmentally
friendly campus. Some of them  that are almost entirely self-sufficient.  It serves as a
working model for caring for the environment and as a demonstration center for rural
technologies. It ensures as many products as possible are made using biodegradable materials
through innovation and an Eco-friendly approach.

  • Approximately 50% of the Institute campus is occupied by roads, parking, buildings,
    lawns and other amenities. The rest of the area is used for agriculture or horticulture
  • All of the vegetables used for food at the Institute are grown on campus.
  • During the winter when there is a surplus of vegetables, these vegetables are dried in
    low cost solar tunnel driers. This provides the Institute kitchen with a supply of
    vegetables during the dry season.
  • Vegetable peel, spoilt or dried fruit, and other biodegradable material is composted
    and reused to grow vegetables and crops
  • Wastepaper, used newspapers, tree leaves and farm waste is made into briquettes.
  • For more than 10 years, all rainwater falling on roofs of building, roads, yards and
    agriculture land has been harvested through a system of small ponds and pipelines
    with chambers to arrest silt and floating material.
  • Washing-bathing and sewage water are re-used water for irrigation.
  • Solar collectors heat all bathing and washing water; there are no electric geysers on
  • Solar cookers cook 3 meals a day for 100 people approximately 300 days of the
    year, briquettes and wood from campus trees are used the remaining 65 days.
  • Every effort is made to save electricity: Only CFLs and other energy efficient lights
    are used and passive infrared detectors control all campus exterior lighting.
  • Eco-friendly products are made from used and discarded materials: exhausted
    batteries into artistic paperweights, scraps of material into glass holders for hot tea,
    rice sacks are embroidered and turned into colourful carry bags etc…
  • Fallen hair collected in the girls dormitories is made into batik brushes.