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Mamata wishes M S Swaminathan, Father of Green Revolution in India, on his birthday

Mamata wishes M S Swaminathan, Father of Green Revolution in India, on his birthday

Kolkata, Aug 7 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday

wished M S Swaminathan, Father of Green Revolution in India, on his birthday.

“Wishing you a happy birthday, M S Swaminathan ji (@msswaminathan), Father

of Green Revolution in India,” Ms Banerjee posted on her social networking page.

Born on this day in 1925, Swaminathan, known for his role in India's Green

Revolution, a program under which high-yield varieties of wheat and rice were

planted.

Dr Swaminathan has been called the "Father of Green Revolution in India" for

his role in introducing and further developing high-yielding varieties of wheat in

India.

He is the founder of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation. His stated

vision is to rid the world of hunger and poverty.

His professional career began in 1949. During the period from 1949-55, he

undertook research on potato, wheat, rice and jute genetics, after which he

worked on Mexican dwarf wheat varieties.

Dr Swaminathan is an advocate of moving India to sustainable development,

especially using environmentally sustainable agriculture, sustainable food

security and the preservation of biodiversity, which he calls an "evergreen

revolution."

From 1972 to 1979 he was director general of the Indian Council of

Agricultural Research.

He was Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture from 1979 to 1980. He

served as Director General of the International Rice Research Institute

(1982–88) and became president of the International Union for the

Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in 1988.

Dr Swaminathan has been described by the United Nations Environment

Programme as "the Father of Economic Ecology."

He was one of three from India included in Time magazine's 1999 list of the

"20 most influential Asian people of the 20th century," the other two being

Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore.

Dr Swaminathan was awarded the Padma Shri in 1967, the Padma Bhushan

in 1972, and Padma Vibhushan in 1989.

The Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1971, in

recognition of outstanding contributions in Agricultural Research.

In 1999, Time magazine placed him in the 'Time 200' list of most influential

Asian people of the 20th century.

Dr Swaminathan, was awarded the first World Agriculture Prize for his

contributions to Indian agriculture in 2018.

UNI BM SJC

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