NVA fellows being felicitated by the District collector in Pudukottai & Thanjavur Districts.
On 2nd February, 2015 a cadre of grassroots academicians received the prestigious NVA Fellowship award from Prof. M.S. Swaminathan in Chennai. The NVA Fellows are ordinary people from villages who have decided to take charge of their development and welfare and make a difference in their community. Men and women with expertise in the fields of agriculture, animal husbandry, social enterprise, fisheries etc have contributed towards economic and social development in their respective villages were appreciated and felicitated by the District Collectors of Pudukottai and Thanjavur districts respectively.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.