COPD rehabilitation is a recognized, non-pharmacological intervention that makes a lot of positive impact (quality of life, reduced symptoms, better functional capacity, less hospitalization etc.). The formal COPD-rehabilitation is a costly and effort intensive process which is hardly available outside a few tertiary care centers in the country. We have made a protocol with inclusion of rural practitioners (quacks) in the process of monitoring and proved that the single point intensive education and training followed by local monitoring and encouragement by rural volunteers can improve the quality of life and this effect can be long lasting (>one year). (International Journal of COPD 2018:13 3313–3319)