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Green Revolution Architect MS Swaminathan Receives 1st World Agriculture Prize

MS Swaminathan, Founder, MSSRF and the Father of Green Revolution in India has been awarded the First World Agriculture Prize in Chennai.

MS Swaminathan, Founder, MSSRF and the Father of Green Revolution in India has been awarded the First World Agriculture Prize in Chennai.

Union Minister for Agriculture, Radha Mohan Singh, said at the felicitation program, “It will not be an exaggeration to place MS Swaminathan on par with Indian agriculture.” The entire event was arranged by Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore.

Radha Mohan Singh, further said, “In a matter of two decades, our country, which was carrying begging bowl to other countries for food grains has become self-sufficient and we must all be thankful to MS Swaminathan for this”

Singh Acknowledged that all the farmer-centric schemes such as e-NAM, Soil health cards, micro & drip irrigation and crop insurance, which are implemented by the central government are all based on the suggestions made by Prof Swaminathan. And this all was done when he chaired the National Commission for farmers’ by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2004.

The minister also said that the recommendation to change the name of Ministry of Agriculture to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers was also made by Prof Swaminathan. He further brought into light the contributions made by the architect in building autonomy in the area of pulses production. He built 150 seed hubs all over the country, leading to a record production of 22 million tonnes of pulses.

Swaminathan recalled the contributions of green revolution heroes and former agriculture ministers Babu Jagjivan Ram and C Subramanian in his acceptance speech. He remembered them and praised them for steering the right direction to Indian agriculture towards surplus productivity.

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