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Official Twitter profile of Prof M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist

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The pandemic has also shown where hunger prevails peace can't survive. This is clear from recent unfortunate events… https://t.co/M6BFvEGOtbManaging the corona pandemic has taught many lessons. Eternal vigilance & proactive action are essential to avoid s… https://t.co/GkRUhEIdSW
6/15
2020
Also in my interview, a lesson from #COVID19 is that we should use our panchayat system as they know what food is l… https://t.co/aFAOLz7nU1We need to bring agricultural production, micro & macronutrient nutrition, and health together. Until then, malnut… https://t.co/kMwh8v9DDd
6/10
2020
Environment is our own wealth.  We can be happy only if the environment is healthy and inspiring. I hope the… https://t.co/h8KgTVx3Cj
6/5
2020
The #locust menace is causing serious damage to agriculture. Farmers are worried. The best way to control locust in… https://t.co/0wZXHdZ429
6/2
2020
It is therefore important to conserve diversity and study variability in order to deal with diseases now and in the future.In 1983, at the International Congress of Genetics in New Delhi, I spoke on ‘From Microbes to Man’. In the chain fr… https://t.co/fIFs2cycXEThe coronavirus has aroused awareness across the world on what damage viruses can do. In agriculture, fungi and bac… https://t.co/q4o6uupQTr
5/25
2020
On the occasion of the International Day of Biological Diversity, I re-emphasize the importance of protecting and e… https://t.co/2y9gqpWT7F
5/23
2020
We value #EarthDay since Earth is our mother. Our very existence on this planet is due to benefits we derive from M… https://t.co/hAmuWkn47y
4/22
2020
Seneca said a hungry person does not listen to religion or reason but wants food today. What Borlaug fulfilled is m… https://t.co/Bscs9U6nnCToday is the birthday of Nobel Peace Laureate Norman Borlaug, regarded as the greatest hunger fighter of the 20th C… https://t.co/GKsT3KUhLZ
3/25
2020
On #HappinessDay, can every country adopt the principle of happiness to measure progress? I wish to remind populati… https://t.co/uzf02HHpFMCredit should go to the former Bhutan King for emphasizing that Gross Domestic Product should be converted to Gross… https://t.co/ZOPKYoLhHN
3/20
2020
Male-female sex ratio at birth is an index of attention to both male & female children, for eg. Male-female populat… https://t.co/alARf0lTDvThis year marks the UN Sustainable Development decade. This is possible only if built on foundation of gender equit… https://t.co/sTBl8OzpsiThere is growing realization that #GenderJustice & equity are vital for a happy home & society. Unfortunately, medi… https://t.co/BJMIdT7Zib
3/8
2020
Pleasure to meet Dr @RenuSwarup Secy @DBTIndia. We spoke on harnessing tools of gene editing for plant, animal & hu… https://t.co/WCZrnbVjZA
3/4
2020
A few decades ago our then PM Lal Bahadur Shastri coined the slogan, ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ to emphasise role of fa… https://t.co/85d0cjrmzjI hope we promote culture of science, so unfortunate recent events such as in Delhi, do not repeat. We need peace &… https://t.co/G50ZJ9z3ZtJawaharlal Nehru said the future belongs to science & those who make friendship with science. #NationalScienceDay i… https://t.co/hhL71iZqzb
2/28
2020
உலக தாய்மொழி தினம் கொண்டாடப்படுவதில் நான் மிக மகிழ்ச்சி அடைகிறேன். நாம் எதையும் முழுமையாக கற்க தாய்மொழி அடிப்படை. இ… https://t.co/RG2FM5zbFN
2/21
2020
Areas identified for SAZ status should be given special facilities to ensure that agriculture remains economically… https://t.co/Kf4cG6iryaThe then Kerala CM Shri A K Antony took interest but moved to the centre. I am happy that Tamil Nadu govt is launch… https://t.co/nOHebvrey7The Govt of Tamil Nadu has decided to designate selected areas as Protected Agricultural Zone. Over 20 years ago I… https://t.co/NAyN2UgMct
2/10
2020
In my 1973 Sardar Patel lecture I termed Gandhiji's crop production method without harming environment as Gandhian… https://t.co/hrpqcSA75d#MahatmaGandhi's life & work are relevant even more now than when he lived. His concept of non-violent non-cooperat… https://t.co/REfHR1kCMK
1/30
2020
By promoting harmony, many prejudices are destroyed; gender equity can then be promoted. I hope the… https://t.co/tOs6Nxw17PI am happy that a #NationalGirlChildDay is being celebrated. Girls learn more from mothers & practice in day-to-day… https://t.co/6A5mS9mvGs
1/24
2020
When I was young, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was my idol and all the younger generation used to worship him for mak… https://t.co/AdfqROscwQ
1/23
2020
Pongal an important harvest festival safeguards #foodsecurity, paying homage to Sun, moon & green plants that conve… https://t.co/xqErbYPZSz
1/20
2020
At each local level, such problems and their solution could be chronicled and the relevant information spread among… https://t.co/4B2wsErxZCThe 2nd is potential damage by locust invasion. Fortunately, we have FAO forecasts about likely invasion. Locusts c… https://t.co/frtfb93Ry1There are many problems with adverse impact on agriculture & nutrition but these can be handled with simple measure… https://t.co/a0b0UEMw85"Again and again in history Some special people wake up They have no ground in the crowd They move to broader laws… https://t.co/PAJHi3p70VHappy New Year to all. Today we enter another year and we can look back with satisfaction on the progress made to… https://t.co/5kbes6EMsS
1/1
2019
People with peri-urban land can grow crops like onion to meet urban demand. This can help solve the issue without i… https://t.co/S7uh3Kcmo3The very high onion prices again raise the question of managing demand & supply in onion, tomato & crops used in ur… https://t.co/B7L5YliPoE
12/7
2019
#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/qcp5uRMDuR
4/26
2019

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