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Who is Norman Borlaug?What made him great?

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Asked by radhakrishnan, 14 Sep '09 07:40 am
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Norman Borlaug is one of the cogs of the Green Revolution wheel. He, along with the Indian Scientists pioneered the process by which yield of foodgrains per plant increased to more than twice what the Indian and farmers around the world were then used to. It is because of his research and efforts in implementing his results that made India self-sufficient for the first time in centuries. He won the Nobel Prize for his contribution.
Remember, there was no Genetic Engineering then, in the late sixties and seventies of the last century.
Answered by Satish Kamath, 14 Sep '09 08:04 am

 
  
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(a) A great Agricultural Scientist ; (b) Pioneering Green Revolution
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 15 Sep '09 03:50 pm

 
  
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Answered by prashant prashar, 15 Sep '09 09:53 am

 
  
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Norman Ernest Borlaug (March 25, 1914 September 12, 2009)[1] was an American agronomist, humanitarian, and Nobel laureate, and has been called the father of the Green Revolution.[2] Borlaug was one of only five people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.[3] He was also a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor.

Borlaug's discoveries have been estimated to have saved over 245 million lives worldwide.[4][5]

Borlaug received his Ph.D. in plant pathology and genetics from the University of Minnesota in 1942. He took up an agricultural research position in Mexico, where he developed semi-dwarf high-yield, disease-resistant wheat varieties.

During the mid-20th century, Borlaug led the introduction of these high-yielding varieties combined with modern agricultural production techniques to Mexico, Pakistan, and India. As a result, Mexico became a net exporter of wheat by 1963. Between 19 ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 15 Sep '09 03:57 pm

 
  
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