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MS Swaminathan (1925-2023)

MS Swaminathan, the father of India's Green Revolution, wrote several articles for the Hindustan Times over five decades, from the late 1960s to the 2010s. In lucid prose, he touched upon several important aspects of the Green Revolution, how the revolution should continue, the harmful impact of food inflation and the country's food policy.

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Professor Swaminathan ushered in new era of agri prosperity, PM Modi writes

The Green Revolution offered a glimpse of India’s “Can Do Spirit” — that if we have challenges, we also have minds to overcome those challenges.

MS Swaminathan, father of India’s ‘Green Revolution,’ passed away at the age of 98.(File)
Published on Oct 07, 2023 05:19 AM IST

HT Archives: Implications for India

"The Green Revolution has raised new hopes for the hungry and poor world"

The Green Revolution has raised new hopes for the hungry and poor world. It has also generated new attitudes and destroyed many beliefs (Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:00 PM IST

HT Archives: Keeping the Green Revolution green

“What we need now is an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable green revolution or what may be termed as evergreen revolution”

Punjab took the lead because of the scientific and educational help given by the Punjab Agricultural University and the presence of essential pre-requisites (HT File)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:28 PM IST

HT Archives: New frontiers in farming

“The release of the dwarf varieties of wheat and rice and hybrids of jowar, maize and bajra, has during the last few years changed the entire situation”

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, has pioneered research and development efforts in evolving outstanding dwarf wheat varieties. (HT photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:36 PM IST

MS Swaminathan, father of India’s Green Revolution, dies

Born in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district, he was named the first World Food Prize laureate for developing and spearheading the introduction of high-yielding wheat and rice varieties into India

He chaired numerous prestigious international conferences, including the 1974 UN World Food Congress in Rome. (MSSRF)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 02:27 PM IST
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