Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Pawar commended Borlaug's contribution to wheat production in India.
He explained how Borlaug addressed the challenges and complexities of world food requirements, and how he dedicated his life to agriculture.
He stressed upon the need to take the work started by Borlaug to fulfill the needs of the poor.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) have jointly organized the function to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Borlaug's introduction of high-yielding wheat varieties to India.
--IBNS (Posted on 19-08-2013)