M S Swaminathan
M S Swaminathan is an agricultural scientist who led India’s green revolution
My Stories
Overcoming agrarian distress

Once Mahatma Gandhi was asked by the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Bangalore to fill up its visitor’s book, Gandhiji while filling it up indicated under the column Occupation, ‘Farmer’.

Managing climate change

In recent weeks, serious weather related events have occurred.

Manifestos & nutrition security

Most political parties have st­arted pr­eparing for the 2019 general election. Telangana has gone one step furt­her and has dissolved the assembly to facilitate elections.

Beyond the flood fury

The unprecedented floods and rains in Kerala emphasise the need for proactive preparation to meet such calamities.

Women in agriculture

The major challenge facing farmers is the economic viability of farming. The economic survey of India has drawn attention to the need for making agriculture profitable.


The Cabinet has announced higher MSPs in recognition of the economic problems of farmers.

World Peace, Hope, Et Al

AS A past president of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, I am extremely happy that the US president Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un have agreed to ensure the ab

Millets, Monsoon & Market

Considering the importance of millets, both for improving nutrition security and climate resilience, the Government of India has declared 2018 as a National Millet Year.

In a man’s world

Women play a key role in Indian agriculture, although their important contributions go unrecognised and unrewarded.

Every drop counts

The Supreme Court has delivered its verdict on the sharing of Cauvery water by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu’s share has been reduced and this has caused great disappointment.