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Published: 10th October 2012 09:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th October 2012 09:04 AM   |  A+A-

The engineer of the green revolution in India M S Swaminathan has called for focus on the traditional knowledge and practices of indigenous people of the country to tread on a path of sustainable development.

At an event organized by the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation at the Conference of Parties - 11, Swaminathan said, “The need to protect natural heritage and cultural heritage are interlinked. As a member of the drafting committee of the Biological Diversity Act of India in 2002, I proposed the empowerment of local government or panchayat system for conservation efforts.” He added that the need for conservation has led to various mechanisms including ex-situ conservation through germplasm.



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