National Agro Foundation (NAF) was set up as a Public Charitable Trust in 2000 by Mr. C Subramaniam, Architect of India's Green Revolution and Bharat Ratna Awardee to revive rural India through rural innovations. After his demise Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam was the chairman and he held this post till he became the President of India.Inspired by the opportunity to deliver innovative and replicable solutions to the complex and interlinked socio- economic- environmental challenges of today’s rural India we have articulated an agile strategy with prime focus on advancing and strengthening the interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development – “Education” “Economy” , “Environment” & “Empowerment”.
To create a “Healthy, Literate and Prosperous Rural India”
“Creating replicable models of prosperous rural clusters through ecologically safe, environmentally sustainable farm and non farm sector activities, natural resource management, rural enterprises and human resource development by networking various stakeholders through mutually beneficial partnerships.”
With a vision to enable a prosperous rural India, since our inception, we are consistently working on various interlinked issues that we believe are the biggest barriers to rural prosperity and well – being. To have a snapshot of the progress we have made towards breaking these barriers through our broad-spectrum interventions please click here
Recently NAF was conferred an “Appreciation Award”, by San Francisco Bay Area Tamil Manram for undertaking repair works of traditional water bodies affected by the floods in the rural parts of Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur Districts , as part of Chennai Flood Rehabilitation Program.During December 2015, Tamil Nadu State experienced an unprecedented flood situation with incessant rainfalls. Apart from Chennai, many rural areas in Tamil Nadu including the agriculture-rich coastal districts of Cuddalore, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Thoothukudi districts suffered extensively in the floods.
Sixteen years after his passing away at a ripe age of 90, Chidambaram Subramaniam, fondly known as CS, was now conferred with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for authoring India’s Green Revolution in the early 1960s. “Authored the first and second Green Revolution of India and transformed the direction of the Indian farmlands from ‘seed to grain’ to ‘soil to market’ thus financially empowering the farmers, said the award citation presented to CS’s son S.S. Raksekar by the Dr Amrik Singh Cheema Trust in Chandigarh recently.