This Article is From Jun 11, 2021

PM Modi Condoles Death Of Professor Radha Mohan, Eminent Environmentalist

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoles death of economist and environmentalist Professor Radha Mohan

PM Modi Condoles Death Of Professor Radha Mohan, Eminent Environmentalist

Padma Shri awardee Radha Mohan died on Friday; PM Modi tweets condolences

Professor Radha Mohan, eminent economist and environmentalist, died on Friday in Bhubaneswar. He was 78. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and posted his condolences. "Professor Radha Mohan 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," PM Modi wrote. Conservationist Radha Mohan was the Principal of SCS College in Puri. After retiring he joined the State Information Commission.

Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, in his tribute to Professor Radha Mohan said, "...An economist turned environmentalist, he had distinguished contribution to sustainable organic farming. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family members and well-wishers."

Professor Radha Mohan and his daughter were conferred the Padma Shri, last year for their work in agriculture in rural Odisha. According to the, "they were credited for their efforts to transform a degraded piece of land into a vast food forest using only organic techniques in Nayagarh district of the Odisha."

The retired professor of economics was much respected for his work in organic farming methods and conservation through protection of forest resources in Odisha. A champion of regeneration of wasteland, Professor Radha Mohan worked hard for increasing Odisha's forest cover.