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Partnerships for exciting new research in 2020!

  The year 2020 holds promise of exciting new research from diverse projects, both in India and across the world. Given below is a snapshot of some of these projects and what they have in...

Knowledge sharing from across the world

  Seminars and Events of MSSRF in 2019 As a research institution with open doors and windows, 2019 was a year of opportunity, listening to eminent academics across numerous knowledge-...

Urban transport is about people, not cars

India has the highest number of traffic fatalities in the world; need policy push to change this: global expert Chennai Dec 20, 2019: A majority of the population in the urban cities of India are...

Farmers pledge to protect soil health on World Soil Day

A small group of farmers gathered solemnly in Kanniwadi in south Tamil Nadu, to take a pledge. The occasion – World Soil Day. As farmers, they knew only too well, the importance of soil for their...

Multi-storey mixed farming to increase income of tribal families

An initiative that aims to increase income, to ensure nutrition security and environmental sustainability of 500 tribal families over a period of 6 years was launched in Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu,...

MSSRF designer wins contest for official logo of Government of India scheme

A national-level contest to design the logo of one of India's major rural development schemes, has been won by MSSRF's designer K Dileep. The announcement came from the Department of Social...

Strengthening collaboration with Andhra Pradesh Fisheries Department

Chennai Nov 2, 2019: The Fisheries Department of Andhra Pradesh will collaborate with MSSRF to strengthen fishers and empowering fisherwomen in the state with a new initiative to improve fishing and...

Conserving 7000 kms of India’s coastal lands: Prof M S Swaminathan & Jairam Ramesh in conversation

September 6, 2019: Put them together in one room and agriculture scientist Prof M S Swaminathan and former minister and sitting MP Jairam Ramesh zero in on one topic that they are both passionate...

4.20 tons of debris collected in the coastal clean-up campaign

September 21, 2019: A coastal clean-up campaign was organised today by the Foundation on the beaches of Poompuhar, Rameswaram, Sangumal, and Kodiyakarai between 7am to 12 pm commemorating the...