The enormous achievements of Prof. M.S. Swaminathan towards the agricultural renaissance of India are indeed well-known worldwide. He has been the main architect of the “Green Revolution”. A great visionary and crusader, Prof. Swaminathan is currently a staunch advocate of sustainable agriculture as well as “Ever Green Revolution”, needed for ensuring future household food and nutritional security. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, he was awarded the first World Food Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, and many other national and international honors. He was acclaimed by Time Magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th Century, one of the three from India – the other two being Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore.

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