New Delhi, November 7, 2016
Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured Founder Chairman of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co. Pvt. Ltd.(Mahyco), Dr B. R. Barwale during the 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress 2016, at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi.
At the ceremony, individuals who have made significant contributions to ensure a nutritious and sustainable food supply for people around the world, were honoured.
Dr BR Barwale was honoured for his contribution to Indian seeds and agri-biotech sector, amongst other recipients of World Food Prize awards. Also present at the ceremony was Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh.
Accepting the award with Raju Barwale (Managing Director, Mahyco), Dr BR Barwale said, ‘I am humbled by the recognition by our honorable Prime Minister. The 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress shows our Government’s commitment towards making innovation the core of agriculture in India. Only through research and application of science in agriculture can we meet our Prime Minister’s vision of doubling farmers’ income by 2020 and also achieving our targets of food security.’