Agricultural Research Station in Ragolu, has been honored with the prestigious Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award. This award, established in 2004, aims to recognize individuals’ lifetime contributions to agricultural research, development, and food security, with a focus on India. Named after the eminent agricultural scientist Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, the award is biennial and open to all nationalities. It includes a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakhs, a medal, and a citation. Dr. M.S. Swaminathan is renowned as the “Father of the Green Revolution in Inrdia” for his groundbreaking work in crop breeding.
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M.S. Swaminathan Award: An award instituted to honor individuals’ lifetime contributions to agricultural research, development, and food security, particularly in India.
M.S. Swaminathan: A distinguished Indian agricultural scientist and geneticist, known for his pioneering research in crop breeding and his pivotal role in the Green Revolution in India.
World Food Prize: An international award recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of food and agriculture, awarded to individuals who have improved the world’s food supply.
Green Revolution in India: A significant period of agricultural transformation in India characterized by the adoption of high-yielding crop varieties, leading to increased agricultural productivity and food production.
Ramon Magsaysay Award: An Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize, given to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to society and social progress in Asia.