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Rahul condoles scientist-farmer s death, decries apathy

Wednesday - June 13, 2018 4:18 pm , Category : INDIA
 Rahul condoles scientist-farmer s death, decries apathy
Rahul condoles scientist-farmer s death, decries apathy
Mumbai June 13 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday decried the nation s apathy towards the achievements of a Dalit farmer who had developed the HMT variety of paddy but died unsung and in poverty.
"Dadaji Khobragade a Dalit farmer-scientist invented the revolutionary HMT variety of paddy. But he died largely forgotten and in penury " he said adding he had visited his house in Maharashtra s Nanded to condole with his family.
The Congress chief said he also apologised "for our apathy as a nation to his achievements".

--IANS sid/vd

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