JRD Tata Memorial Awards

Mr JRD Tata built a strong base for a social movement to stabilize India’s population growth, to secure a better life for its people. As a tribute to its visionary leader, the Governing Board of PFI instituted a national award in his name in 1996. The JRD Tata Memorial Awards are given to states and districts that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in population and reproductive health and family planning programmes. Since 1997, in six consecutive rounds, various states and districts have been awarded the JRD Tata Memorial Awards. The winners are selected on the basis of their current levels of performance on crucial indicators, as well as the pace of progress achieved over time.

2018 Winners

Winners Categories
Sikkim High-Focus North East States
Chandigarh Union Territories
Punjab Non High Focus Large States
Chattisgarh High-focus Large states
Baksa, Assam High Focus Large States
Low Wealth Level District
Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh High Focus Large States
High Wealth Level District
Jagatsinghpur, Odisha High Focus Large States
Moderate Wealth Level District
Ernakulam, Kerala Non High Focus Large States
High Wealth Level District
Winners Categories
Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu Non High Focus Large States
Low Wealth Level District
The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu Non High Focus Large States
Moderate Wealth Level District
Akola, Maharashtra Non High Focus Large States
Low Wealth Level District
Aizawl, Mizoram High Focus North East States
High Wealth Level District
Upper Siang, Arunachal Pradesh High Focus North East States
Moderate Wealth Level District
Phek, Nagaland High Focus North East States
Low Wealth Level District

JRD Tata Memorial Oration

The annual lecture series `Encounter with Population Crisis’ instituted in 1991, invited notable international and national guests to speak on critical issues related to population and development. The series was dedicated to the memory of Mr JRD Tata in 1995, PFI’s silver jubilee year. The Orations have been delivered by Mr I.K. Gujral (former Prime Minister), Dr Nafis Sadik, Mr Jamshed J Irani, Dr Manmohan Singh (former Prime Minister), Mr Nitin Desai, Professor Amartya Sen and Dr Babatunde Osotimehin (former Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund), among others.

14th JRD Tata Memorial Oration

The 14th JRD Tata Memorial Oration was delivered by Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of  NITI Aayog.

Dr. Rajiv Kumar, the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog has wide experience of having worked in government, academia, industry as well as in multinational institutions. A founding director of Pahle India Foundation, Dr. Kumar was a Fellow at CPR and earlier the CEO of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations(ICRIER). He has also been Chief Economist at CII and Secretary General of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). He was a professor at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and serves as the Chancellor of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune.