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Official Twitter profile of Prof M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist

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Joined Twitter 2/19/10


#WorldSoilDay2019 is important to ensure future of food, & livelihood security. I hope young people take interest t… https://t.co/nAziLV3xXASoil provides foundation for food and livelihood security. #Soil health care needs integrated attention from a numb… https://t.co/lw7OZj5s5L
12/5
2019
As a result of Dr Verghese Kurien’s work, our country became first among milk producing nations, occupying the worl… https://t.co/jC8Wf8GKpIDr Kurien brought technology, training & support services into a mutually interactive package, established National… https://t.co/KlTYgln15mIndia is known for fine breeds of cattle both cows & buffalo. In spite of our animal wealth our milk production wa… https://t.co/BYN4XpzcOC
11/26
2019
@mssrf I suggest that the Delhi, Haryana and UP govts put up Rice BioParks where farmers can convert stubble into i… https://t.co/sHoIKqs7sBRecently @mssrf established a Rice BioPark at Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, funded by the Ministry of External Affairs & in… https://t.co/idjfxxhfJ7In South India stubble is not burnt as there's economic value as animal feed. For years I pointed out many economic… https://t.co/PmWbqaMHeJThe air pollution in Delhi has become a matter of public health concern nationally and internationally. Farmers are… https://t.co/jWIpOsA8tQ
11/4
2019
#AnimalWelfare Day is important as it is fundamental to human and ecological welfare. I hope there will be new comm… https://t.co/7TQfW5WqOiThe world has a range of animals including microorganisms. Many have been domesticated and have led to very benefic… https://t.co/iy0CsTd7FE
10/4
2019
Right to information helps avoid conflicts from misinformation. This is particularly important in science, saving t… https://t.co/Y3EO05ed35
9/28
2019
Tourism is important from the aspects of economics and human unity. It helps understand natural beauty, cultural /… https://t.co/i4eRp7qVXc
9/27
2019
Where hunger rules, peace cannot prevail. Our first duty on #InternationalPeaceDay is to ensure that every child, w… https://t.co/caONFFF9cM
9/21
2019
An important features of our popular festivals is, though Onam may be of Hindu origin, it is celebrated by all comm… https://t.co/YLpz3rYyzqBest wishes for a Happy Onam to all, and to those from Kerala in particular. Onam marks the annual harvest festival… https://t.co/RwQmfnu5x2
9/11
2019
Dear Dr Sivan, Success & failure both help in progress. @ISRO has our admiration. @PMOIndia expressed views of Indi… https://t.co/KwkvXb9OapAs an Indian scientist I am grateful to @PMOIndia for remarkable encouragement to scientists in general & space s… https://t.co/gLPgcEkz25
9/7
2019
Parents & teachers shape our life’s value system & make us what we are. Home is the primary centre of aspirations w… https://t.co/N7idl7nMi3
9/5
2019
@PugwashConfs “My work may be a drop in the ocean but the ocean will be less without that drop” - Mother Teresa. Le… https://t.co/FzgmfcO8La @PugwashConfs While there are many threats to a sustainable future, we should not relax our efforts for a #CTBT on… https://t.co/2t6LhzZdf9 @PugwashConfs On the #InternationalDayAgainstNuclearTests I quote an extract from my remarks on August 12, 2002 at… https://t.co/Is6CDfxD9YThe use of nuclear weapons in #Hiroshima & #Nagasaki during World War II indicated the enormous damage these can ca… https://t.co/lU7ojJWo1C
8/29
2019
#NelsonMandelaDay #nelsonmandelainternationalday https://t.co/vGb9tiIoTv
7/18
2019
If on the other hand, the aim of this programme will be to promote skilled labour, there will be value addition to… https://t.co/tKh50WER15A large number of young women and men are working in projects like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gua… https://t.co/RQCdXenBBfIf this is done, it will be possible to spread employment based on ecological foundation. In this way, both youth a… https://t.co/wxsKuviiJ2Also the skills imparted to youth must be market driven and they should be based on sound ecological principles. Fo… https://t.co/Ufeibczw8h#WorldYouthSkillsDay2019 Youth constitute the majority of our population and Mahatma Gandhipointed out many years… https://t.co/88b2meLRCs
7/16
2019
Marquis De Condorcet a contemporary of Malthus once said that Population will stabilize itself if children are born… https://t.co/mftXTCRSAOTherefore, on this day, we should not only decide to limit the rate of growth in our population, but also ensure th… https://t.co/rrkm2htS5EWe now know that nutrition during the first thousand days of a child’s life is very important for ensuring that the… https://t.co/QPclKJ31KaIn the past, women and children were neglected with the result that the foundation for a happy and healthy life cou… https://t.co/GkBIEuAuuXIn developing a strategy to ensure that our population becomes a blessing than a curse, we should take into conside… https://t.co/V5keyXTBv6Today is #WorldPopulationDay. This is a day when we should remember our obligation to the human wealth of the world… https://t.co/OMS6GGUjRS
7/11
2019
Since our population is predominantly young, cooperatives are the only way of giving the power of scale. Jobless gr… https://t.co/ONE2XsYiD7Cooperative action is also the best method of empowering small and marginal farmers in areas like pest and disease… https://t.co/9fuRbTHAWU#InternationalDayofCooperatives The power of cooperatives is now well recognized. In India, progress of the dairy i… https://t.co/FwWbqFZxz3
7/6
2019
I am glad that the practice of Yoga, which has had its origin in our country, is now becoming universally accepted… https://t.co/yLSR2NcixFYoga helps to promote both symbiosis and synergy in the life of each individual. It also promotes an understanding… https://t.co/6cplLZevUVToday is being observed as #InternationalDayofYoga and our national programme was launched by the Prime Minister at… https://t.co/gC1XmxHmLz
6/21
2019
Young children and pregnant women need particular attention and protection. If we have a commitment to environment,… https://t.co/eOgPYJyAbMThus, for every air pollution problem, affordable solutions are available. I hope the #WorldEnvironmentDay2019 will… https://t.co/wEcJlZ2OaWWe are experiencing every year severe air pollution in North India because of the burning of the rice straw. This i… https://t.co/gRPbXp28p8This year the emphasis will be on air pollution which has become very serious particularly in our country. Air poll… https://t.co/ilvEG4LQI0#WorldEnvironmentDay2019 It has now become an international commitment to observe one day in a year as the World En… https://t.co/u1mgmxW29r
6/5
2019
It is anticipated that abt 1000 farm men & women would be involved in the first bio-valley in Kerala. It is hoped t… https://t.co/HAcLEAILoBThe second initiative is the organisation of a Medicinal Plants Bio-valley starting from the Silentvalley forest an… https://t.co/TrkveyjscRThese genetic gardens will be organised all over the country, both as an educational tool and a source of raw mater… https://t.co/2qLkpPEu80During 2019, MSSRF is introducing 2 new significant programmes designed to promote community conservation and utili… https://t.co/kSKBUAVhOTThe M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation has been commemorating the International #BiodiversityDay from the time t… https://t.co/uq7v6qtklEInternational #BiodiversityDay: New Initiatives Biodiversity is a feedstock for food, livelihood, health, and eco… https://t.co/vsOyHRK2bL
5/22
2019
We can then give true meaning to the concept propounded by former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, “Jai Jawan,… https://t.co/1b8bKKjbJ3It has been wise on the part of Government to have designated 11th May as #NationalTechnologyDay2019.  This will he… https://t.co/Jee5bpGrkwWhile science advances the frontiers of knowledge, technology advances the frontiers of production and income. Tech… https://t.co/swWvvSPnCE
5/11
2019
Here it will be useful to prepare nurseries from true biological seeds.  Every Krishi Vigyan Kendra should have a s… https://t.co/vEKp9ynYCUIt is therefore advisable to organize a community nursery of seedlings of crops like rice so that the time lost is… https://t.co/JYWQbfDCUeIt is important from the point of view of stability of agriculture that anticipatory action is initiated to meet th… https://t.co/XdMgrrsFxgManagement of Monsoon According to the IMD (Business Line, May 1, 2019), the onset of the Southwest Monsoon is lik… https://t.co/AiaOkr23pP
5/1
2019
It is clear that with increase in number of women taking into farming as a profession, such support schemes will be… https://t.co/fW4Foy9InqIn order to help this process, I introduced in Rajya Sabha a Private Members Bill titled “Women Farmers’ Entitlemen… https://t.co/qcp5uRMDuRSecondly, Ms Mina Swaminathan designed a project titled “Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana”. This programme has… https://t.co/FcJFV6IWOzFollowing the beginning of farmers’ suicides in Maharashtra, the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) introd… https://t.co/hMdUQ7QkQC
4/26
2019
#EarthDay2019 is a timely reminder of our responsibility not only to safeguard mother earth but also to strengthen… https://t.co/p63msb0Oi7Mother Earth sustains life on our planet. Although we give love and affection to our biological mother, we do not s… https://t.co/N5tImUHFJY
4/22
2019
#WorldHealthDay is best commemorated by organising health awareness campaign in every school. The saying Health is… https://t.co/pRiG9nt4xpWhere vaccines are available, communicable diseases can be controlled, as it is evident from the smallpox eradication programme.#WorldHealthDay2019 Health is the basic requirement for a productive life. Health security has to be assured both… https://t.co/B97oh5zPyh
4/7
2019
Prof M S Swaminathan #RememberingBorlaug in 2009 https://t.co/NNuutiY4I0 via @YouTube
Retweeted by M S SwaminathanNorman Borlaug is today a household name wherever there is food shortage and hunger because of his contribution to… https://t.co/yvGxnNwmnAHe undertook tireless travel and spread a message of hope and cheer everywhere in the world where hunger was prevai… https://t.co/AsNViQ08yb#RememberingBorlaug Norman Borlaug is the only agriculture scientist who has received the Nobel Peace Prize (1970)… https://t.co/AMtVsuC0G7
3/25
2019
#WorldTuberculosisDay 2019 https://t.co/9sQ1z3r98X
3/24
2019
By combining the traditional wisdom with modern science every farmer can become an agrometeorologist.The science of meteorology has grown a lot and today one of the first item readers look at in the newspapers is met… https://t.co/So3dLXQMvp#WorldMeteorologicalDay The science of meteorology has grown in importance particularly in the context of climate c… https://t.co/eFpL9pwZvb
3/23
2019
#WorldWaterDay2019 https://t.co/u39GSTMFgV
3/22
2019
while GNH promotes cooperation and commitment to a happy life for all. It will therefore be useful if achieving GNH… https://t.co/fdRcVKkfVFThe former King of #Bhutan changed the concept of #GDP to Gross National Happiness (GNH). This concept is now gaini… https://t.co/z0M3gQSOW5
3/20
2019
Prof Swaminathan: Honouring traditional wisdom https://t.co/jRgCwxzHnH
3/19
2019
Prof Swaminathan: The late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar - A Tribute https://t.co/YZMMcGsIsE
3/18
2019
The link to the tribute message on MSSRF website: https://t.co/qBrPQkCAKdProf M S Swaminathan’s tribute to Dr Azim Premji on his Gandhian concept of Trusteeship for surplus wealth https://t.co/0QUFaIi05k
3/14
2019
It will also be appropriate that during the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, his emphasis on #GenderJustice and… https://t.co/EXdUdYBrm6I hope that during this #WomensDay2019, we will pay special attention to the #health, #nutrition and #education of… https://t.co/o3o8ANrVgmAn area which needs more attention is the #nutrition of young children up to the age of thousand days. If malnutrit… https://t.co/dcHqr9ntSFThis is why the @mssrf included a pro-women orientation in technology development and dissemination. For example br… https://t.co/S7XqS8QzSgInspite of the understanding that #genderequity is vital for a happy human society, various forms of discrimination… https://t.co/k2O3AZhhu7
3/8
2019
Similarly, our Kisan’s have made us food secure through the green revolution. The country’s future progress will th… https://t.co/im4BDv67JbLal Bahadur Shastri’s tribute to Jawan and Kisan is even more valid today than he first mentioned the term Jai Jawa… https://t.co/MvQI0XeYzVFollowing the successful experiment in the field of nuclear implosion at Pokhran in 1998, the then Prime Minister S… https://t.co/KWKFrF17dQOne lesson which the Science Day teaches us is that C V Raman made his discovery not so much with costly equipment… https://t.co/fdMVQZiTC4The impact of science on everyday life is growing. New opportunities have been opened up in agriculture, industry,… https://t.co/MVBSGwV7m5
2/28
2019
Dr Serageldin is one of the world’s leading scientists and all interested in the lecture are most welcome.Dr @I_Serageldin, formerly Vice President (#SustainableDevelopment), @WorldBank, Former Chairman of @CGIAR, & the F… https://t.co/bOSs84negZ
2/13
2019
This emphasise the urgency of having well-defined rules for measuring risks and benefits in relation to new technol… https://t.co/JQzin67xvuIt is therefore not surprising that scientists were shocked when the Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced about t… https://t.co/HFI9fhKywzThe science of gene editing is making very rapid progress. The late Sir T S Venkatraman once told me that man is be… https://t.co/NPa6Q7Rr0H
1/28
2019
This can be achieved now since we have the know-how and can easily convert know-how into do-how.This is a vulnerable period in brain development in the child. In other words, we should give every child, man and… https://t.co/TX4lPUBrhc
1/26
2019

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