Shri Yogendra Kumar, the IFFCO Marketing Director, was chosen unopposed as MSCS President.

Shri Yogendra Kumar, the IFFCO Marketing Director, was chosen unopposed as MSCS President.

We delightfully inform you, IFFCO Marketing Director Yogendra Kumar was chosen unopposed as President of the newly created national-level Multi State Seed Cooperative Society in the elections held on Thursday.

Yogendra Kumar was chosen during the seed cooperative society's first annual general meeting, which was held at the IFFCO headquarters in Saket. KRIBHCO Chairman Chandra Pal Singh Yadav and NCDC MD Pankaj Bansal proposed and seconded Yogendra Kumar. Smt. Suman Kumari, Assistant Registrar, has been selected as the returning officer for this election.

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The cooperative societies involved in the ambitious initiative include IFFCO, KRIBHCO, NAFED, and two government-aided agencies, NDDB and NCDC. The board members were NAFED Chairman Bijendra Singh, KRIBHCO Chairman Chandra Pal Singh, NDDB Chairman and MD Meenesh Shah, and NCDC MD Pankaj Kumar Bansal.

IFFCO Chairman Dilipbhai Sanghani greeted Yogendra Kumar on social media, writing, 'Hearty congratulations and best wishes to Yogendra Kumar, Marketing Director, IFFCO, on his appointment as Chairman of National Seed Cooperative Society Limited.'

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In fact, as soon as Yogendra Kumar's election news was announced, there was an outpouring of congratulations on social media. The inhabitants of the cooperative world congratulated him immediately. IFFCO MD Dr. U.S. Awasthi, as well as several junior and senior fertilizer firm personnel, congratulated Yogendra Kumar on his success. V.K. Tomar, a former KRIBHCO general manager, was serving as the Seed Cooperative Society's part-time CEO. The CEO's full-time appointment is expected to take place soon. "We got applications from 2000 packs to join the seed cooperative association. "This issue will be discussed at the next meeting," Tomar informed an Indian Co-operation journalist.

Yogendra Kumar has over 36 years of experience in cooperative organizations, holding various roles. He earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology in Kanpur.

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He is well known for his dynamism, which is clearly reflected in his work. He has played an important role in the development of IFFCO's Sagarika product. During his journey, Kumar has also made significant contributions to the promotion of Neem with the aim of increasing the production of Neem oil and many other useful Neem based products.

Seed Cooperative Society, established under the Multi State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act of 2002, would serve as the primary organisation for quality seed production, procurement, processing, branding, labelling, packaging, storage, marketing, and distribution. It will also create a structure for strategic research and development, as well as the protection and promotion of indigenous natural seed varieties.

The father of 'Green Revolution’, India's exceptional agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan, passed away.

The father of 'Green Revolution’, India's exceptional agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan, passed away.

Father of Green Revolution in India, M.S. Swaminathan ji passed away on September 28, 2023 at 11.20 am in Chennai. Inspired by his father, he made many important contributions in the field of agriculture.

Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan, a well-known agricultural scientist and the founder of the country's 'Green Revolution', died on September 28, 2023, at 11.20 a.m., at his home in Chennai. Swaminathan was 98 years old when he died. He has three daughters: Soumya Swaminathan, Madhura Swaminathan, and Nitya Rao. His wife, Meena Swaminathan, had already died.

Who inspired Dr Swaminathan to step into Agriculture

For your knowledge, Swaminathan was born on August 7, 1925 in Kumbakonam to MK Sambasivan, a surgeon, and Parvati Thangammal, and received his education there itself. Swaminathan, who had an interest in agricultural science, was encouraged to seek higher study in this subject by his father, who was a participant in the liberation fight, and also inspired by  Mahatma Gandhi. However, he previously worked for a position in the police department, for which he was qualified in the late 1940s. Swaminathan held two graduate degrees, one from the Agricultural College in Coimbatore (now Tamil Nadu Agricultural University).

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Dr. Swaminathan did special work on major crops of Green Revolution

Dr. Swaminathan collaborated closely with two Union Agriculture Ministers, C. Subramaniam (1964-67) and Jagjivan Ram (1967-70 and 1974-77), to ensure the success of the 'Green Revolution', which resulted in the establishment of several agricultural companies in India. Worked to put agricultural successes into action. He worked to increase wheat and rice productivity by heavy use of chemical-biological technologies. Norman Borlaug, a well-known American agricultural scientist and Nobel Prize laureate in 1970, made significant contributions to this field.