This great scientist in the sixties led to the development of agriculture
This great scientist in the sixties led to the development of agriculture

After independence, the situation in the Indian economy was very bad. Even after being an agrarian economy, people were living on the verge of starvation for many years. At that time, the priority of the country was how to give a boost to the economy so that lakhs and crores of people could be relieved of starvation. M.S. Swaminathan is one of the scientists whose efforts led to the introduction of new technology to increase productivity in agriculture in the sixties.

M.S. Swaminathan was born on August 7, 1925, in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. His father M.K. Sambasivam was a supporter of Gandhi and his father also took part in the Swadeshi movement at the time of independence. Swaminathan was educated in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. Thereafter, he decided to pursue a career in agricultural science. After independence, the Indian Agricultural Research Institute moved towards Delhi. Although very few people know that Swaminathan also appeared in the UPSC examination and also qualified for IPS, due to his focus on genetics, he decided to work in agriculture.

Genetics scientist Swaminathan developed hybrid seeds of high productivity wheat in 1966 by mixing Mexican seeds with Punjab's domestic class. Swaminathan's attempt was successful. This is the first time that there has been bumper production of wheat in the country. It is because of Swaminathan's tireless efforts that he is considered to be the leader of the Green Revolution in the country. It was only after the Green Revolution that India became self-sufficient in terms of food grains.

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