A Public Charitable Trust, registered under the Bombay public Trust Act. 1950 and also registered with Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India , New Delhi, under the Foreign Contributions (Regulations) Act, 1976, (Donation / Contributions to the foundation is exempted under Section 80 G (54) of the Income –tax Act 1961.

Brief Information About The Nehru Foundation For Development (NFD) :

Nehru Foundation for Development (NFD) was established by Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai in 1965 as a registered charitable trust, to promote basic study and thinking on current problems of development. The foundation is dedicated to promoting development both at the individual and the societal level.

The main objective of the Foundation is to help create substantial participation of people in thinking and developing ideas/proposals relating to the problems of development. Such participation helps to generate development alternatives and enrich the decision making process of the country. The strength of NFD lies in facilitating community driven, people-centered sustainable development, through creating innovative models, village level institution strengthening, capacity building, demonstration projects, training, education, documentation, information dissemination and policy advocacy. It focuses largely on exploring new ideas and communicating its thoughts.

NFD runs a number of educational activities in the fields of science, mathematics, environment, natural resource management, health and nutrition. Its educational programmes reflect the development priorities of the country. Activities are guided by the Councils of Management consisting of eminent people in the respective field from across the country. NFD promotes its aims, thoughts and objectives by way of planned projects and programmes through its affiliated institutions, VASCSC, VIKSAT, CHETNA, CEE, and KHAMIR.

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