Chennai, August 15, 2017: Seventy years ago when our country achieved Independence, the government decided that tragedies like the Bengal Famine should not occur in Independent India. Several steps were taken including additional irrigation facilities and the introduction of science in agriculture but still both hunger and malnutrition persist. Today, as a result of the green revolution it has become possible to introduce measures leading to a legal commitment of right to food with home grown food through the National Food Security Act. While calorie deprivation can be overcome, through such measures, malnutrition arising from protein and micronutrient deficiencies will sill persist. Therefore the time has come to work for a Nutrition Revolution which will enable every child woman and man in our country to have access to balanced diet. Thus, we should modify our goal from food for all to balanced diet for all.
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.