M.S. Swaminathan is known as the father of Green Revolution.
Here are some quick facts about M.S. Swaminathan:
|Birth||7 August 1925|
|Alma mater||University of Kerala (BSc), University of Madras (BSc), Indian Agricultural Research Institute (Associateship in Genetics), Wageningen University (UNESCO Fellow in Genetics), University of Cambridge (PhD), University of Wisconsin (postdoc)|
|Fields||Botany, Plant genetics, Genetics, Cytogenetics, Ecological economics, Plant breeding, Ecotechnology|
|Institutions||Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) as a teacher, researcher and research administrator (1954–1972), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) as Director General (1972–1980), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) as Director General (1982–1988)|
M.S. Swaminathan — Father of Green Revolution
M.S. Swaminathan is a pioneer of the green revolution in India. After earning his doctorate in genetics from the University of California, Berkeley, he went on to work as a professor at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and then as director general at the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR).
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1966 and received the Padma Vibhushan (the second highest civilian award in India) from President Pratibha Patil in 2009.
He is best known for his role in developing high-yielding varieties of wheat and rice that helped India avoid famine during World War II and later became known as ‘miracle seeds.’
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