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Prof Swaminathan to receive first World Agri prize on Oct 26

Prof Swaminathan to receive first World Agri prize on Oct 26

Chennai, Oct 23 (UNI) The global Jury of the First World

Agriculture Prize has selected Prof M S Swaminathan, Chief

architect of India’s Green Revolution for the award.

The award, containing USD 100,000 would be presented by

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan in New

Delhi at a special session, "Swaminathan Global Dialogue

on Climate Change and Food Security" on October 26,

organized by the Indian Council of food and Agriculture

(ICFA).

A release from ICFA here on Tuesday said 'Prof Swaminathan,

the most influential agriculturist and environmentalist of

our times, who spearheaded the green revolution movement in

India has been instrumental in leading India towards food

security.'

'Recognized worldwide for his basic and applied research

in genetics, cytogenetics, radiation and chemical mutagenesis,

food and biodiversity conservation, Prof Swaminathan has been

hailed by the United Nations Environment Program as "The Father

of Economic Ecology” owing to his commitment towards the ever

green revolution movement in agriculture',it said.

Prof Swaminathan has been acclaimed by the TIME magazine as

one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th century

and one of the only three from India--the other two being

Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore.

Mr Javier Perez de Cuellar, UN Secretary General, hailed him

as "a living legend who will go into the annals of history

as a world scientist of rare distinction”, the release said.

The Jury of the World Agriculture Prize consisted of 11 names,

including four from India--Mr Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra

Group, Secretary–Food processing, Secretary–DARE and DG–ICAR,

Chairman, NABARD.

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