The ‘Mera Gaon, Mera Gaurav’ scheme is a programme conceptualized by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) 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 scope of the project being implemented at ICAR-CIFT, Kochi was further extended by including Maravanthuruthu village in Ernakulam. A progranmme was organized on 11 July, 2017 at the Panchayath Samskarika Nilayam, Maravanthuruthu. Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR-CIFT and Shri Harikuttan, Presiden, Maravanthuruthu Panchayath were the guests of the inaugural session. Smt. Rachael Sophia, Agricultural Officer, Maravanthuruthu welcomed the gathering. Dr. Nikita Gopal, Principal Scientist & Coordinator, MGMG gave a brief introduction about MGMG programme. Shri Harikuttan delivered the presidential address. Dr. C.N. Ravishankar inaugurated the programme. Felicitations were offered by Leena D. Nair, Member, Ward 15 and Smt. Smithamol, Member, Ward 1. Dr. Manoj P Samuel, Principal Scientist & Head, Engg. Division proposed vote thanks. In the seminar which followed Dr. Manoj P. Samuel delivered a lecture on “Soil and water conservation strategies” while Shri K.K. Anas, Scientist talked on “Fish processing technologies”.