Link agriculture, nutrition and health into symbiotic partnerships for a malnutrition-free India: Prof Swaminathan
Chennai July 29, 2018: On the occasion of the birthday of the late JRD Tata, the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and Tata Trusts together organised a consultation on achieving the goal of malnutrition free India as soon as possible. JRD Tata used to tell industrialists that we must give back to society more than what we take from them. MSSRF has named its Ecotechnology Centre after JRD Tata. The consultation on malnutrition free India inaugurated by the Hon’ble Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu, who emphasised the need to enlarge our attention from food to nutrition security. For this purpose, MSSRF has been trying to link agriculture, nutrition and health into symbiotic partnerships. It has also been organising genetic gardens of biofortified crops. In this way we will not only be fulfilling the goal of Mahatma Gandhi who once said that “to the hungry God is Bread”, but also of JRD Tata who wanted us to mobilise intellect and capital for a happy India. A priority task is to evolve from food security to nutrition security.
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.