Chennai, Sept 28 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin expressed condolences at the passing away of eminent agriculture scientist Dr. M.S. Swaminthan.
Stalin in a social media post said, “ Deeply saddened to hear the passing away of eminent agro scientist, Thiru M.S. Swaminthan. His pioneering work in the field of sustainable food security has had profound impact world wide. I will always cherish the moments I spent with him. My thoughts are with his family and the global science community during this difficult time.”
It may be noted that Padmabushan Dr. M.S. Swaminathan passed away at his Chennai residence on Thursday at 11.20 am. He was a renowned agriculture scientist and credited with pioneering works in sustainable food security. Dr. Swaminathan was one of the architects of Green Revolution.
The Green Revolution was a programme that paved the way for a huge growth in the production of rice and wheat through the adaptation of Chemical –Biological technology.
Dr. Swaminthan was a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha from 2007 till 2013 and had raised several issues concerning the agriculture and farming in India.