Consumer Research, Education, Action, Training and Empowerment (CREATE) is registered under trust act and it was started in the year2003 with the prime objective of serving the consumers in the state. During the last nine years CREATE involved in various consumer welfare and consumer protection activities, as well as agrarian issues and farmer welfare matters. CREATE strongly believes in building up a strong consumer and farmer movement to ensure quality life for all in the country. It emphasizes on the citizens capacities to ensure their rightsand dedicate to motivate and sensitize the citizens. CREATE establishes rapport with various organizations and movements in the state and in the country. The founder trustee being one of the pioneers in the consumer movements in Tamil Nadu takes the Trust to further heights to serve in other nearby states such as Kerala, Karnataka, West bengal and Andhra Pradesh. In the recent past CREATE has been recognized to serve as a member in the district and state level advisory committees on consumer rights and protection. CREATE had the privilege of having its founder trustee as the chairman of the Consumer Coordination Council (CCC) in New Delhi. CREATE is a collective strength of vibrant personalities from various parts of the state and the country. CREATE has a sound resource pool of experts in the field of consumerism, Agriculture, Environment, Education and Training. The personalities associated with CREATE are having international exposure and experience in training and management. CREATE has a team of financial advisors who are the leading chartered accountants and Financial consultants to various international donoragencies and corporate in voluntary sector.
CREATE is a young organization in age, vibrant in consumer rights activism, farmer welfare and environmental protection activities highly transparent accountable and capable in Financial Management and Resource pool in service delivery to the people.
CREATE place an advisory and consultative strategic role in building the consumer and farmer movement, with focus on establishing food security, safety and sovereignty.
BOA R D P ROF I L E
Prof. P. Durai Singam:
? Retd. Professor and head of the Department of Economics in Govt.
Arts & Science College
? Ex-Chairman – Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi
? Founder Trustee of CREATE
? Founder President, Paramakudi Consumer Council
? Ex-Advisory Committee Member of State Planning Commission,
? Former Joint Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman of FEDCOT
? 23 years of experience in Voluntary Consumer Organization as
activist. Several years of teaching and training experience for
? 13 years of management experience as Head of the Department.
? 6 years of experience as Treasurer of a state level organization
? 3 years of chairmanship in a state level organization (FEDCOT) and3 years chairman of National Consumer Coordination Council ofIndia.
? 3 years of Joint Secretary of FEDCOT
? 3 years Food and PDS director in a state level organization.
Mr. R Ponnambalam:
? Retired government officer from Agricultural department.
? Retired Senior Officer of district level Agricultural Marketing
? Served in different capacities as director in a state level consumer
organization - FEDCOT.
? An untiring consumer activist dedicated to serve against environmental issues.
? Founder President, Kannyakumari Consumer Councils.
? Former director of Public Utility and Women Concern of FEDCOT
? Presently Managing Trustee, CREATE,
? Concept Promoter – Agriculture Products Producers and Traders
Association (APTA), India's first market owned by an NGO.
? Honarary Consultant, Chamber of Agriculture Marketing
Mr. E. Veera Raj,:
? Principal of Higher Sec. School.
? Captain in NCC.
? Specialization in English and Tamil Literature.
? Qualified in Law and practicing Human Rights activist.
? Qualified Consumer Educationist and Trainer.
? 13 years experience in serving in state level consumer organization.
? Expert in promoting Student Consumer Clubs.
? Expert in youth development training.
Mr. K.R. Jayaraman:
? A Farmer, trainer and eloquent speaker
? Consumer activist.
? Specialist in organic farm inputs and natural farming
? A committed environment and organic agricultural activist.
? Director of Agricultural department in a state level organization.
? Ex-Secretary of Tamilnadu Organic Farmers Association.
? More than 18 year of experience in consumer movement and agricultural movement in TamilNadu.
Mrs Vindhya Narmadha
? Social and Consumer Activist
? Participated in programmes and seminars on Womens Issues
? Software Engineer