(Social Action Group for Science, Technology & Humanity In Rural Areas) is a voluntary organisation of Kerala.
Registered under the Charitable societies Act XXI of 1860.
It was built up by Sri.P.T.Bhaskara Panicker who was an eminent social scientistand educational activist of of Kerala. Sri.panicker was the last president malabar District Board and the first Personal advisor of the first educational minister who presented the first remarkable education bill for the Kerala state. Bill for the Kerala state. He was also a great architect of the peoples science movement and literacy movement of Kerala.Former Supreme Court judge justice V.R.Krishnayyar is the chief patron of this organization.
SASTHRA has organized from the basis of the first total literacy programme launched by KANFED at Ezhome and other panchayaths,which aimed total development of the people.