Indian scientist awarded first Sunhak Peace Prize

  1. Modadugu Vijay Gupta is a noted agricultural scientist, who has done pioneering work in aquaculture in India and several other countries.
  2. He shared the USD 1 million prize with President of Kiribati Islands Anote Tong.
  3. Tong was chosen for his fight to end the carbon emissions which are spelling doom for small island nations.
  4. The awards were instituted to recognise and highlight the work of individuals making big efforts for the betterment of the people.
  5. He was also the recipient of the World Food Prize in 2005 for development of low-cost techniques for freshwater fish farming.

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