Indian Scientist Wins Award for Creating First Biofortified Pearl Millet

  • Dr Mahalingam Govindaraj, an agricultural scientist has won the Norman E Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application 2022. This award is for his efforts to develop a biofortified pearl millet (bajra) that is rich in iron and zinc. .
  • Through his efforts, pearl millet became the first crop in which minimum levels of zinc and iron were mandated in 2018.