Khem Singh Gill

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Sep 18, 2019: The Times of India

Green Revolution pioneer Professor Khem Singh Gill was a former vicechancellor of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana.

Gill, who was the PAU VC (1989-93), was instrumental in the success of Green Revolution and was honoured with a Padma Bhushan in 1993.

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh expressed grief over Gill’s demise. “Deeply anguished to hear the passing away of Dr Khem Singh Gill. … he will always (be) remembered for his contribution to the Green Revolution. RIP,” the CM tweeted.

PAU VC Baldev Singh Dhillon described Gill as an illustrious human being, a dedicated agricultural researcher and an administrator par excellence. “He was a great scientist and teacher. PAU and I will personally miss Prof Gill,” Dhillon said.

Gill’s prowess in building the wheat programme and developing more than 30 varieties of wheat, pearl millet and other crops was an addon to Green Revolution, progressing in Punjab and rest of the country.

The recommendation/ release of WL 711 variety of wheat by Gill and launching of semi-dwarf, high-yielding varieties of wheat made Punjab the ‘wheat granary of India’. As a result, Punjab today produces 21% India’s wheat and 8.5% of its rice. The Farmers’ Service Centre at PAU is named after Gill.

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