FAI-IZA award for their outstanding work on Zn nutrition

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore have been awarded with the most prestigious FAI-IZA award for their outstanding work on Zn nutrition of crops and its promotional activities in agriculture. This award is a collaborative award sponsored by Fertilizer Association of India, New Delhi and International Zinc Association, Belgium. This award was given in the recently held annual Seminar of Fertilizer Association of India, New Delhi on 5-7th December, 2017 and received by the team leader Dr. T. Chitdheswari.

National Award – Student of the Year Award 2016

Mr. P. Sivaraj, Ph.D, Scholar, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, TNAU, Coimbatore and State President, AIASA, Tamil Nadu, has received “National Award- Student of the Year Award 2016” for his outstanding contribution for undertaking Students Welfare Activities and Empowering the Youth in Agriculture in the State of Tamil Nadu, Southern Zone on 20.02.2017 from Shri C.R. Chaudhary, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) during the “2nd National Youth Convention of Agricultural Innovation in Sustainable Food Systems for Improving Rural livelihood: The Youth Perspective” jointly organized by Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) , All India Agricultural Students Association (AIASA) at University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur (Karnataka).

Details of the adopted rainfed technology (by the best farmer) developed at the AICRPDA centre for adoption of cotton + cluster bean intercropping system under dryland vertisols.

Mr. R. Radhakrishnan, AICRPDA-NICRA farmer from Muthukrishnapuram village, Kovilpatti adopted the techniques on cotton + cluster bean intercropping system under dryland vertisols and received the higher income of Rs. 22,730/ha. By adopting this technology in the NICRA village, Mr. R. Radhakrishnan has received the “Best dryland farmer award” from the centre Research institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) on the occasion of XXV Biennial workshop held at, Dr. PDKV, AICRPDA main centre, Akola, Maharashtra state.

Best performance of Cluster FLD on Oilseeds for the year- 2015-2016

Dr. S. Kannan, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Vridhachalam, Cuddalore district has received the award for the best performance of Cluster FLD on Oilseeds for the year- 2015-2016 from Dr. S.K. Patil ,Vice chancellor of IGKV, Raipur during the “National review workshop on Cluster FLD on oilseeds was held at IGKV, Raipur during17.02.2017-18.02.2017. Dr.A.K.Singh, DDG (Agril. Extension), Dr.V.P.Chahal, ADG (Agril. Extension),ICAR, New Delhi, Dr. H. Philip, Director of Extension Education, TNAU, Coimbatore and Scientists from Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Bengaluru participated and delivered valuable  suggestions in the National  review workshop.

SIR. J.C.Bose Memorial Award

Dr. A. Balasubramanian, Professor and Head, Department of Silviculture of this institute awarded with Sir. J.C.Bose Memorial Award awarded by Indian Science Monitor. The award function was held at Dr.Usha Kirtilal Mehta Convention Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore on 28/02/2017. Padma Vibhushan Dr.M.R.Srinivasan, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Chairman, Nuclear Power Corporation, Government of India conferred the award. The award was given to Dr.A.Balasubramanian, Professor and Head, Department of Silviculture in recognizing his outstanding contribution in Forest Ecology and Environment. Sir.J.C.Bose Memorial Award was constituted by Indian Science Monitor is awarded annually to different disciplines by identifying talents at National level.