The ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’scheme is a programme conceptualized byICAR for scientists to “select villages as per their convenience and remain in touch with the selected villages and provide information to the farmers on technical and other related aspects in a time frame through personal visits or on telephone”.The project launching by ICAR-CIFT was held at 2.30 pm on Tuesday 11 July 2017 at Maravanthuruthu Panchayath Samskarika Nilayam. Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Director, CIFT and Shri. Harikuttan,President of Maravanthuruthu panchayat were the chief guests of the inaugural session. Welcome address was given by Smt. Rachael Sophia, Agricultural officer, Maravanthuruthu. Abrief introduction about MGMG programme was delivered by Dr. Nikita Gopal, Principal Scientist & Coordinator, MGMG, ICAR – CIFT, Kochi. Presidential address was delivered by Shri. Harikuttan, President, Maravanthuruthu Panchayath. Inaugural address was delivered by Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR- CIFT, Kochi. After that felicitation was given by Leena D. Nair (15th ward member) and Smithamol (1st ward member). Vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Manoj P Samuel, Principal Scientist& Head, Engg. Division, ICAR-CIFT, Kochi. After inaugural function an agricultural seminar was conducted. In this seminar Dr. Manoj P Samuel delivered a lecture about “Soil and water conservation strategies” and Mr. Anas K.K delivered a lecture about “Fish processing Technologies”.