Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, NARI, wins the Globe Sustainability Research Award

In tough competition with five prominent nominees the Indian research institute NARI, Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, won the Globe Sustainability Research Award 2009. The award was presented to NARI’s representative Director Anil Rajvanshi, by H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, at a ceremony in the Winter Garden of Grand Hotel in Stockholm, June 3rd.

“The Globe Sustainability Research Award was judged on several criteria, including originality, practicality, and contributions to humanity through economic gains, social development and environmental protection. The Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) project on development of a low grade ethanol filled cylinder, which provides energy to produce high quality light output in a lantern, as well as clean fuel for cooking systems, was the outstanding example of sustainability research, based on these criteria”, says Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman of the Globe Sustainability Research Award jury.

“We are delighted to receive this prestigious International Award at the hands of HRH Crown Princess Victoria. This award recognises and confirmsNARI’s philosophy that high tech solutions based on local resources can be developed by a rural organization and are appropriate to solvingthe basic problems of rural areas of the world”, says Anil Rajvanshi, Director of Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI).


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