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Media Statement
10/01/2021

This has reference to recent media reports quoting views of Prof M S Swaminathan, Founder M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF). The Chairperson, MSSRF,

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Recipients of Mina Swaminathan Media Fellowship 2020 announced
12/10/2020

Chennai, October 12, 2020: Three young journalists including two women are the first Mina Swaminathan Media Fellows, 2020. The journalists in Odia, Malayalam and Tamil media

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Strengthening partnerships: NABARD Chairman emphasizes research-farmer interface at MSSRF
17/09/2020

September 17, 2020: “An active interface between research, credit facilities and the farmer is required to take agriculture and rural development forward,” said Dr G R Chintala

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Women should have equal land rights: Vice President of India at MSSRF conference launch
07/08/2020

Chennai, August 7, 2020: Women need to have equal legal rights related to land and property, said the Vice President of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu. Speaking at the launch of a

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Vice President to launch MSSRF scientific conference with eminent speakers
04/08/2020

Prof Rattan Lal, Prof Bruce Alberts, Dr David Nabarro, Dr K Vijayaraghavan, Dr Soumya Swaminathan among key speakers at virtual consultation Chennai, August 4, 2020: Eminent global

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Immediate interim relief needed for marine fishing communities
08/04/2020

Urgent and immediate assistance is required for India’s marine fishers. Restricted by the COVID-19 lockdown from March 20, they are additionally facing the annual fishing ban from April 15 until June 15 along India’s east coast.

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Consider research investments at par with national security say leading scientists
06/03/2020

A panel of eminent scientists today, emphasized on increased focus and investments in scientific research in the country.

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Confer Auroville ‘University for Peace’ status: Prof Swaminathan at lecture of Mr Joss Brooks
27/02/2020

The greening of Pitchandikulam, Nadukuppam, Adyar Poonga and Siruseri were shared through evocative pictures to a rapt audience at the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation today.

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Massive family planning campaigns successful under Mr TV Antony: Dr CK Gariyali, at remembrance meeting
21/02/2020

Arriving on cycle at 6 am to an official’s house to discuss work, was the trademark of late Mr T V Antony, former Chief Secretary, Govt of Tamil Nadu. Dr C K Gariyali, IAS, former Additional Chief Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Government shared her memories on how bureaucrats competed to organise family planning awareness camps under the leadership of Mr Antony.

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Protected Agriculture Zone in Tamil Nadu – an important step: Prof M S Swaminathan
10/02/2020

The Government of Tamil Nadu has decided to designate a few selected areas as Protected Agricultural Zone.

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Innovation Impact: Govt of Andhra Pradesh to scale-up MSSRF’s Village Knowledge Centre model across the state
10/02/2020

A massive effort to set up over 11,158 Ryuthu Bharosa Kendralu (RBKs) or Farmers’ Facilitation Centres across the state of Andhra Pradesh, was launched today by the Chief Minister Shri Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy in partnership with 11 agricultural research institutions.

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Happy that there is a detailed plan and allocation for agriculture and rural development: Prof M S Swaminathan on Union Budget 2020
01/02/2020

I am very happy that there is detailed plan for agriculture and rural development; not just in words but also comprehensively on what can be done, as well as in terms of the resources needed.

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