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Consider taxing high fat, high sugar, and high salt products: Dr Soumya Swaminathan

o encourage people towards a healthier diet, the Government should consider taxing high fat high sugar, and high salt products said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Fish 2.0 – Nagai fishers commemorate tsunami anniversary, armed with technology

The gathering at Tamil Nadu’s historic port-town of Poompuhar on the anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, included one group in bright blue t-shirts.

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Forewarned is forearmed – pest-diseases warning for farming app launched

IT and agriculture came together on Tuesday, as over a hundred farmers and a dozen corporate volunteers participated in the launch of a new mobile app for pest-disease warning and other farming information.

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State level Stakeholder Consultation on ‘Upscaling Fisher Friend Mobile Application’ was organised at MSSRF

Fisherfolks are the most vulnerable communities witnessing declining trends of livelihood security, increasing poverty, vulnerability leading to the competition among different fishing systems, over exploitation and depletion of marine resources.

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Strong communities and people are the basis of climate change resilience, says Prof Serageldin

In the face of climate change events, strong communities are the basis for better resilience, said Prof Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, New Library of Alexandria at the Millennium Lecture held at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation today.

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Emancipation of small and marginal farmers through entrepreneurship and land pooling for farming: Mr Raghavan

“A new paradigm is necessary to solve the agrarian crisis in a sustainable manner,” said Mr. S Raghavan, former Director of Indian Oil Corporation (IBP unit), at a seminar held at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation today.

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MSSRF hosts book release of Dr E A Siddiq, acclaimed rice scientist and breeder

M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) hosted the book release of Dr E A Siddiq, eminent agricultural scientist and rice breeder, today.

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Dr M Karunanidhi was a scientists’ scientist, says Prof M S Swaminathan

Among the numerous contributions of Dr M Karunanidhi to the development of Tamil Nadu, mention must be made of his monumental accomplishment in establishing outstanding universities like Anna University.

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M S Swaminathan supports farmers as Kisan Mukti Bills set to be introduced in Lok Sabha on August 9

As a former Member of the Rajya Sabha, on the occasion of the introduction of the Kisan Mukti Bills in the Lok Sabha on August 9, I would like to re-state the most important goals of the National Policy for Farmers proposed by the National Commission on Farmers (NCF).

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Water availability is not the problem in India, water management is: Nitin Gadkari

“Water (availability) is not the problem, water management is the problem," said Shri. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Road Transport & Highways, and Shipping, Government of India, delivering the inaugural address at the International Consultation on Water held at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation on August 7, 2018.

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TN govt boost to public library movement; allocates Rs 10 lakh for annual library conference

Tamil Nadu School Education Minister Mr K A Sengottaiyan on Tuesday announced that Rs 10 lakh has been set apart by the State government to conduct a state-level public libraries conference every year.

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