Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said the passing away of MS Swaminathan, eminent agronomist and father of the Indian Green Revolution, was a great loss to the country. The loss will be irreparable for the Indian farming community, he said.

The Minister said Swaminathan was all praise for the rapid strides made by Telangana in the farm sector, when the Minister called on him in Chennai along with his team of officials recently. He had also expressed his desire to visit Telangana to see for himself the progress achieved in the agriculture sector if his health permitted.