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Confer Auroville ‘University for Peace’ status: Prof Swaminathan at lecture of Mr Joss Brooks

Appeal comes on eve of Auroville’s 52nd birthday Chennai, February 27, 2020: The greening of Pitchandikulam, Nadukuppam, Adyar Poonga and Siruseri were shared through evocative pictures to a rapt...

Basket of promotion activities to help tribal communities connect with markets

A Central Seed Bank, a Millet Processing Unit and a Farmer Producer Company were among the new initiatives undertaken for tribal communities in Koraput district, Odisha. With 141 rice landraces,...

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...

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