Hanchinal receives M.S. Swaminathan Award
The sixth prestigious(प्रतिष्ठित) M.S. Swaminathan Award for contribution in the field of agriculture was on Friday given to R.R. Hanchinal, Chairperson of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority, government of India. He received the award for his contributions (योगदान)and sustained support to the areas of crop improvement for hot and very hot dry environments, seed production technology and intellectual protection rights in plant varieties.
The award is instituted and given under the aegis of Retired ICAR Employees Association (RICAREA) in association with the Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL).
It was presented at a function here by C. Parthasarathy, Secretary, Agriculture and Cooperation, Government of Telangana, and M. Prabhakar Rao, the NSL CMD.
Prabhakar Rao hailed the achievements of Hanchinal. "It is a proud moment to be part of this event and to be honouring Dr Hanchinal, whose immense contributions in various agricultural areas are doing great and invaluable services to the Indian farming scenario," he said.
Parthasarathy congratulated Hanchinal and mentioned his pioneering efforts.