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Who is Father of Yellow Revolution?

Who is Father of Yellow Revolution? – Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda, Sam Pitroda, also known by the name of “Father of Yellow Revolution” for his visionary leadership and dedication to rural development. Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda, known as Sam Pitroda is renowned for his innovations, expertise in telecommunications and entrepreneurial spirit.

Early Life and Educational Background

  • Birth date: 17th November 1942
  • Birthplace: Titlagarh, Orissa, British India

He was born on 17th November 1942 in Titlagarh, Orissa, British India. Sam Pitroda was related to a Gujarati family deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy. He finished his schooling in Gujarat and achieved a master’s degree in physics and electronics from Maharaj Sayajirao University in Vadodara. 

He received a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

What is the Yellow Revolution?

In order to boost the production of edible oil, especially mustard and sesame seeds to achieve self-reliance, The revolution was launched in 1986- 1987, is known as the Yellow Revolution. Sam Pitroda is called the father of the Yellow Revolution in India. Yellow Revolution includes 9 oilseeds including groundnut, mustard, soybean, safflower, sesame, sunflower, niger, linseed, and castor.

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