Dr. PV Satyanarayana, Principal Scientist, Agricultural Research Centre, has been awarded the Dr. MS Swaminathan Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of agriculture for the period 2021-2022.
Dr. P.V. Satyanarayana, affiliated to Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, was awarded the prestigious 8th Dr. MS Swaminathan Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of agriculture.
- The award was presented at an event at the Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad on September 3, 2023.
- Dr. Satyanarayana's pioneering work includes the development of high-yielding rice varieties that exhibit resilience against various pests and environmental challenges, including BPH, BLB, blast, waterlogging and salinity.
- Additionally, Dr. Satyanarayan has made significant contributions to fine grain varieties and hybrid rice, which have revolutionised agriculture across India.
- Some of the notable achievements of Dr. PV Satyanarayana include National Award as Team Leader for Best Golden Jubilee AICIP Center Award in 2015.
- Best Scientist Award by the Seidman Association in 2021 and many other prestigious awards.
Dr. MS Swaminathan Award:
- The biennial national award, jointly constituted by the Retired ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) Employees Association (RICAREA) and Nuziveedu Seeds Limited (NSL), carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a gold medal.
- First MS Swaminathan Award The Swaminathan Award for the biennial 2004-2005 was presented on 27 October 2005 to Dr. Genda Lal Jain, a leading poultry scientist.
Dr. MS Swaminathan:
- Dr. Swaminathan is known as the "Father of Green Revolution in India". Because the Green Revolution in India was mainly led by Dr. M.S. Done by Swaminathan.
- Dr. Swaminathan was awarded "Padma Bhushan" in the year 1972 and "Padma Vibhushan" in 1989 by the Govt.
- The Green Revolution was an effort initiated by Norman Borlaug (Mexico) in the 1960s. He is known as the 'Father of Green Revolution' in the world.
- In 1970, Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in developing high-yielding varieties.
- As a result of the Green Revolution, the production of food grains (especially wheat and rice) increased. It began in the middle of the 20th century with the introduction of new, high-yielding varieties of seed in developing countries.