Chennai, March 13, 2017: Today is celebrated as Holi in North India. Holi marks the harvest festival and is accompanied by special dances like Bhangra. This year the wheat harvest promises to be very good because of favourable temperature and climatic conditions. Holi is a symbol of the important role agriculture plays in our life and economy. Let the joy of Holi spread throughout the country so that our farm families who constitute nearly two thirds of the population benefit from favourable climate, agriculture technologies, public policies and markets.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.