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World Food Prize winner felicitated at PAU

This year’s World Food Prize winner Sanjaya Rajaram, an eminent wheat breeder, was felicitated at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) by vice chancellor BS Dhillon, on his visit to the university on Friday.

punjab Updated: Jun 28, 2014 11:58 IST
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This year’s World Food Prize winner Sanjaya Rajaram, an eminent wheat breeder, was felicitated at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) by vice chancellor BS Dhillon, on his visit to the university on Friday.

Describing Rajaram, who is considered a living legend, Dhillon said, he (Rajaram) had worked closely with Nobel laureate Norman E. Borlaug and had carried forward his legacy, breaking new grounds through his achievements. He had developed more than 480 high yielding varieties of wheat which were grown across 50 countries.

Dhillon further said Rajaram hailed from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and was known for his genuine concern for farming and farmers, especially small and marginal farmers. “His work serves as an inspiration for all of us,” added Dhillon.

Interacting with PAU scientists, Rajaram expressed concern that crop production in the world would decline in the future, unless advanced techniques in genetics and biotechnology were adopted to meet challenges posed by climate change, soil infertility and water shortage. He also advised scientists to work hard and aim for excellence and visited experimental research fields at PAU.

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World Food Prize winner felicitated at PAU

Ludhiana: This year’s World Food Prize winner Sanjaya Rajaram, an eminent wheat breeder, was felicitated at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) by vice chancellor BS Dhillon, on his visit to the university on Friday.

Describing Rajaram, who is considered a living legend, Dhillon said, he (Rajaram) had worked closely with Nobel laureate Norman E. Borlaug and had carried forward his legacy, breaking new grounds through his achievements. He had developed more than 480 high yielding varieties of wheat which were grown across 50 countries.

Dhillon further said Rajaram hailed from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and was known for his genuine concern for farming and farmers, especially small and marginal farmers. “His work serves as an inspiration for all of us,” added Dhillon.

Interacting with PAU scientists, Rajaram expressed concern that crop production in the world would decline in the future, unless advanced techniques in genetics and biotechnology were adopted to meet challenges posed by climate change, soil infertility and water shortage. He also advised scientists to work hard and aim for excellence and visited experimental research fields at PAU.