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.”
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.