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Dr Raj Paroda, former member of the ICRISAT Governing Board, and current Chair, Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences, has been bestowed the Dr MS Swaminathan Award for Environment Protection 2020, as announced recently by the Rotary Club of Madras East.

The award is in recognition of Dr Paroda’s great contributions in the field of plant breeding and genetic resource management, as well as towards establishing several institutions in the sectors of crops, horticulture, livestock, natural resource management, fisheries, agricultural engineering, and social sciences.

Dr Paroda will be the first Indian scientist to receive this award. It is noteworthy that among the earlier recipients of this award is Dr David Bergvinson, former Director General of ICRISAT.

The Award Ceremony is planned to be held on the evening of 8 August 2020.

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