Tag: Tanjore Agricultural College to be named after MS Swaminathan


Mayiladuthurai district announced as a protected agricultural zone The Tamil Nadu Assembly adopted a Bill to make Mayiladuthurai district as a protected agricultural zone. TN Protected Agricultural Zone Development Act, 2020 will be amended to facilitate the move. Key Highlights Protected Agricultural Zone Development Authority will be created under the leadership of the Chief Minister. The water resources minister and food minister, water resources secretary, and food secretary have been included as members of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Zone Development Authority. The Bill brings ‘animal husbandry’ and ‘inland fishery’ within the ambit of the term, ‘agriculture’ Note Protected Agricultural Zone was created by the Tamil Nadu Protected Agricultural Zone Development Act, 2020. The zone includes Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, and Nagapattinam, certain blocks of Cuddalore and Pudukottai districts. Tanjore Agricultural College to be named after MS Swaminathan Chief Minister M.K.Stalin announced that Agricultural College and Research Institute at Eichangottai, Thanjavur district will be named after Dr. MS Swaminathan. It will henceforth be known as 'Dr. MS Swaminathan Agricultural College and Research Institute'. It was also announced that an annual award in the name of Dr. MS Swaminathan will be given to the student who gets the highest marks in the subjects of crop breeding and genetics in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. About MS Swaminathan Regarded as the father of India's Green Revolution. Called as "Father of Economic Ecology" by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). He coined the term Evergreen Revolution' in 1990.