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Dr. M. L. Choudhary M. L. Choudhary, PhD, is currently Vice Chancellor of Bihar Agricultural University in Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. He received a master’s degree in horticulture from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Utter Pradash, India, and his PhD in the USA. The Government of India deputed him for an advanced study on Hi-Tech Horticulture and Precision Farming in Israel and Chile. In a career spanning 30 years, he has held several executive positions, including Horticulture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture, India; Chairman, Coconut Development Board, Kochi (Kerala); Ministry of Agriculture, India; National Project Director, FAO; Visiting Scientist at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA; Head of the Department of Ornamental Crops, IIHR, Bangalore; and Head of the Division in Floriculture at IARI, New Delhi. As Horticulture Commissioner of the Ministry of Agriculture, India, he has conceived, conceptualized, and implemented flagship programs such as the National Horticulture Mission and the National Bamboo Mission and Micro-irrigation.