Yusuf Meherally Centre is a voluntary organization, which is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950.
The Centre was started in 1961 in memory of freedom fighter Yusuf Meherally, and was formally inaugurated in 1966, by Dr. Zakir Husain, the then Vice-President.
The initial objectives of YMC were promoting national integration and studying the problems of urbanization. Later, rural development became its main activity and a large number of activities were taken up in diverse fields at Tara, District Raigad and around. Since the early nineties YMC has been actively engaged in presenting to the nation a replicable model of rural development.