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International Crop Science award to ICRISAT scientist Dr. C.L. Laxmipathi Gowda

imageThe 2012 International Crop Science award was given to Dr. C.L. Laxmipathi Gowda, scientist of the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). It was given to recognize his contribution to agriculture in the dry land areas of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr.Gowda has made significant contribution in the development of improved chickpea cultivars with high yield and resistance to pests and diseases.

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Bernard Schwartz award to Brahma Chellaney

imageBrahma Chellaney has been awarded with 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award for his book Water: Asia’s New Battleground.

Who is Brahma Chellaney?

  • Brahma Chellaney is a Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research, an independent think-tank.
  • Formerly a Member of the Policy Advisory Group headed by the External Affairs Minister of India.
  • He has been a Fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute, which through the Nobel Committee awards the Nobel Peace Prize annually.

Why this award is given?

  • Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award is the only award that is given to authors of non-fiction books for their outstanding contributions to the understanding of contemporary Asia or US-Asia relations as well as possible policy impacts relating to the region.

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