Dr B. R. Barwale Honoured by Prime Minister of India for his Contribution to Indian Seeds Industry

NEW DELHI, November 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated Founder and Chairman of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co. Pvt. Ltd. (Mahyco), Dr B. R. Barwale during the 1st International Agro-biodiversity Congress 2016, at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi, in recognition of his immense contribution to Indian agriculture. On this occasion, the world food prize winners from India who made remarkable contributions to ensuring nutritious and sustainable food supply for alleviating hunger were honoured.

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Dr B. R. Barwale was honoured for his contribution to seed sector and food security, being widely regarded as father of the Indian Seed Industry. Also present at the ceremony was Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh.

Accepting the award, Dr B. R. Barwale said, "I am humbled by the recognition by our honourable Prime Minister. The 1st International Agro-biodiversity Congress shows our Government's commitment towards making innovation the core of agriculture in India. We believe that only through application of science and innovation in agriculture, can we meet our Prime Minister's vision of doubling farmers' income by 2022. At Mahyco, we have always worked on bringing in science-based solutions to farming challenges through seeds. Such recognition would inspire us to double our commitment to Indian agriculture."

About Maharastra Hybrid Seeds Company Private Limited

Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Private Limited (commonly referred as "Mahyco") is one of the largest and most diverse private sector seed companies in the country. It was founded in 1964 by Dr. B. R. Barwale, an entrepreneur with a farming background, in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. Since 1964, Mahyco has used R&D and focus on innovation, to establish itself as a pioneer of high quality hybrid/open-pollinated seeds, through strict adherence to its motto, "Quality Seed - Mahyco Seed".  This has earned the trust of farmers across the country. The company is currently engaged in research, development, production, processing and marketing of products in agriculture.

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SOURCE Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co. Pvt. Ltd. (Mahyco)

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