Radhamohan, proponent of organic farming, passes away
Radhamohan, one of the nice proponents of organic farming and Padma Shri awardee, handed away right here on Friday.
He was 78 and is survived by three daughters. He was handled in a non-public hospital after being identified with pneumonia for the previous a number of days.
Professor Radhamohan, first Information Commissioner of the State, was a professor of Economics. Later, he practised sustainable agriculture.
Conversion of barren land
He, together with daughter Sabarmatee, had turned 90 acres of barren wasteland into lush inexperienced forest, orchard and agriculture discipline in Odisha’s Nayagarh district. They had efficiently experimented as to how nature may take care of itself if left untouched.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid their tributes to Professor Radhamohan.
Mr. Kovind tweeted, “Prof Radhamohan was as inspiring an economist as an environmentalist. A profound scholar, he turned to organic farming to enrich nature and humanity. His demise will leave a void”.
Mr. Modi stated in a tweet, “Prof Radhamohan Ji was deeply passionate about agriculture, especially adopting sustainable and organic practices. He was also respected for his knowledge on subjects relating to the economy and ecology.”
Mr. Patnaik stated, “deeply saddened to know the passing away of Gandhian and Padma Shri awardee Prof Radhamohan. An economist turned environmentalist had distinguished contribution to sustainable organic farming. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family members and well-wishers.”
As information of his loss of life broke, individuals from all walks of life reached his Bhubaneswar residence to pay their tributes.
In the late Nineteen Eighties, Professor Radhamohan, by his organisation ‘Sambhav’ began experiments in organic farming on a land devoid of its prime soil close to Odagaon in Nayagarh. Nearby villagers had misplaced hopes of rising something on the barren land, however the conservationist backed his intuition and conviction and steadily began spreading seeds.
Today, 500 varieties of rice, 100 sorts of greens and 40 totally different fruits are grown within the land. If wild plant species are taken into consideration, the land boasts of 1,000 species.