Triloki Nath Khoshoo: Winner 1996For more than 30 years, Dr. Triloki Nath Khoshoo has been an advocate of strong regional environmental planning for long-term ecological and economic security, particularly in the developing country context.
His conservation work in cytogenetics, biological diversity, biomass production and environmental research and development have been significant. He has generated considerable new knowledge regarding the genetic-evolutionary race history of a number of plants. Based on this knowledge, he has delineated, for the first time, centres of their diversity and origin, circumscribed gene pools and standardized procedures for studying the taxonomy of cultivated plants. Dr. Khoshoo has also initiated work on the standardization of herbal drugs and their compound formulation, particularly for rural use and development.
His pre-emptive strategies, while Secretary to the Government of India's Department of Environment, were based on sound scientific analyses and resulted in policies which helped insulate the country from further environmental damage. His efforts have earned him a place as a leader in the environment field.
Dr. Triloki Nath Khoshoo (Deceased)
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