Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik has condoled the death of eminent agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan.
In a message, the Chief Minister said, “ I am deeply saddened by the passing away of eminent scientist Dr. MS Swaminathan. Popularly known as the Father of Green Revolution in India, Dr Swaminathan was instrumental in revolutionizing the farm sector in India, and catapulted the turnaround of farmers’ condition. All through his life, he had worked for the empowerment of farmers through technology, and advocated for appropriate public policy for farmers.”
Deeply saddened to know about the passing away of eminent agricultural scientist and father of Indian Green Revolution #MSSwaminathan. His immense contribution in the field of agriculture, food security and tireless efforts to boost farmers’ income will always be remembered. My…
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) September 28, 2023
Remembering his strong association with Odisha, the Chief Minister said that he started his early days of research in Odisha, and was always available to help farmers of the state in every possible manner. His foundation is closely associated with improving farming activities in tribal areas of Odisha. His death created a huge void in the field of agricultural science.
Patnaik wished peace for the departed soul and conveyed his deep sympathies for the bereaved family members.