DR. PAM DAVAR AWARD , 1997 INSTITUTED BY SIRI RAM WASHESHRAN DEVI BHATIA MEMORIAL CHARITABLE TRUST
SHRI. C.V. ANANDA BOSE, IAS DEDICATED WORK IN THE FIELD OF RURAL TECHNOLOGY
Shri. C.V. Ananda Bose , IAS, of Nirmithi Kendra of Trivandrum, started an experiment to tide over a natural calamity in Kollam District in 1985, when he was District Collector there. He founded Nirmithi Kendra for building cost effective environment friendly houses. This technology is a trend setter in India and globally for rural development. Over thirty five thousand such houses have been built. For building, mainly locally available materials are used and mostly local women trained in all trades of construction from the workforce.
The Trust is privileged to honour Shri. C.V. Ananda Bose IAS, with a sum of Rs. 25000/- for his signal and sustained service in propagating this technology for building houses with local materials.