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Dec 06, 2018
1:45PM

Noted agriculturalist Jayaraman passes away

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Noted agriculturalist Jayaraman, who pioneered the protection and propagation of indigenous paddy varieties in Tamilnadu, passed away in Chennai on Thursday.


Hailing from Thiruthuraipoondi, in the heart of Tamilnadu’s delta rice bowl, Jayaraman has been credited with documenting and protecting more than 170 paddy varieties.


His diligent work in the field of protecting the gene prototypes of indigenous paddy varieties won him the National Award in 2015 and a state award in 2011.

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