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Monsoon Management Strategy: Prof M S Swaminathan
16/02/2017
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

I have been advocating a two pronged strategy to deal with monsoon behaviour, viz., maximising output during good years and minimising the impact of adverse monsoon.

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Chennai Oil Spill – Need for bioremediation: Prof M S Swaminathan
08/02/2017
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

The impact of recent oil spill in the Tamil Nadu coast is being examined by scientists for possible damage to marine biodiversity including micro-flora and fauna.

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Rice – The Saviour of Food Security: Prof M S Swaminathan
04/02/2017
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

The incoming chair of Tata Sons Shri N Chandrasekaran has made the important remark that farming can generate useful ideas for business and industry (ToI, 4 Feb 2017).

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India takes the lead in Biodiversity Access and Benefit Sharing System
02/02/2017
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India has the highest number of Internationally Recognized Certificates of Compliance (IRCC) to provide foreign researchers, access to India’s Biodiversity. These researchers need apply under provisions of the Biological Diversity Act (2002).

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Union Budget 2017-18 and the Agrarian Crisis: Prof Swaminathan
01/02/2017
Author : Prof Swaminathan

Keeping in view the problems faced by farm families, who comprise over 60% of our population, the Finance Minister has reiterated the Government’s resolve to help farmers double their income in another four years.

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Mahatma Gandhi’s martyrdom & Leprosy eradication: Prof M S Swaminathan
30/01/2017
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

Today marks the 69th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s martyrdom. It also marks a day dedicated to Leprosy eradication.

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Managing food security under conditions of temperature rise: Prof M S Swaminathan
19/01/2017
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

Media reports indicate that 2016 was the hottest year in recent times.

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Pongal greetings – Implications for action: Prof M S Swaminathan
13/01/2017
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

My best wishes for a very happy Pongal to all the people of our country. Although Pongal is celebrated largely in Tamil Nadu, its significance is common to all people.

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Drought management in Tamil Nadu: Prof M S Swaminathan
12/01/2017
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

The Government of Tamil Nadu has declared the state as drought affected.

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World Food Prize puts focus on biofortification
30/06/2016
Author : B Jayashree

The World Food Prize that recognizes outstanding work by individuals towards enhancing quality, quantity or availability food in the world will be awarded this year for four individuals for their work on biofortification.

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Launching a farmers’ movement to overcome malnutrition: Prof M S Swaminathan
14/06/2016
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

The occurrence of widespread malnutrition, particularly amongst women and children, is a cause for concern.

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Role of Scientists in Public Education: Prof M S Swaminathan
25/01/2016
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

Science communication is becoming very important in democratic societies where important decisions particularly in the resource allocation area are taken by duly elected bodies.

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