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Swaminathan nominated to Rajya Sabha
April 10, 2007 23:08 IST
Swaminathan, 81, till recently the Chairman of the National Commission on Farmers, was credited with engineering the first green revolution to make the country self-sufficient in foodgrain production.
The agriculture scientist also headed the International Rice Research Institute at Manila.
He has set up the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai with focus on strengthening information communication system in villages.
He is a recipient of several national and international awards.