Dindigul district Thandigudi Village farmer Th. PRM. Ravichandran received ICFA progressive Farmer Award 2019 in the category of Farm Extension during 2nd All India Progressive Farmers Convention 2019 jointly organized by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture, New Delhi and All India Farmers Alliance at Constitution Club, New Delhi.
He was honoured by Hon’ble Dr. Ashok Bajpai, Member of Parliament in the esteemed presence of Dr. M.J. Khan, Chairmen Indian Council of Food and Agriculture, New Delhi, Dr. Rajaram Tripathi, President, All India Farmers Alliance and Mr. Raman Mittal, Executive Director, Sonalika Group, New Delhi
Indian Council of Food and Agriculture is envisions of providing expose to farmers by sharing successful agribusiness models and sensitizing them with policies, schemes, technologies and markets. Rewarding evolution will be evident when farmers themselves become role models for fellow farmers. This forum main aim is to establish national level platform for progressive farmers to share success stories and connect with the industry and key stake holders for collaboration and growth opportunities. In this convention more than 300 progressive farmers were attended in all over India and 12 farmers received awards in various categories for the development of agriculture.
In Tamil Nadu Th. PRM. Ravichandran received ICFA progressive Farmer Award 2019 in the category of Farm extension. He served the students community for the past 15 years and shared his farming knowledge to school students and TNAU students in various activities. He also took special efforts to conduct Farm School in his field for horticulture experts to study the various cultivation aspects of vegetables through ATMA scheme.
He served the farming community for the past 20 years in various activities in Thandigudi and He started a Small Producer Organization (SPO) with 100 farmers in Thandigudi for the development of Agriculture farmers. He is also member of board of Management, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
Still now he shared his knowledge and discussed with around 1000 agricultural and botany students. For all this extension activities he received Progressive farmers Award 2019 in this year in All India basis. He also received National Award “Harit Kranti Award 2017” in All India Basis for serving farming society from ICAR and AIASA during 3rd NYC at Assam Agricultural University, Assam.