Oriya scientist on ‘Make India’ organic mission
Bhubaneswar, Apr 29: A farm scientist who left Orissa in search of better career prospects in London in 1998 has now vowed to serve his state. The 57-year-old scientist is on a project to turn Indian agriculture totally ‘‘organic’’.
Nilamadhab Nanda, an alumnus of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), is an MBA pass-out from California state university (2005). He developed a sea weed-based farm input at his London lab which could potentially multiply harvest. Nanda claims his product has been tested in several countries and has proved its worth in an organic way.
“The input has been prepared by taking enzyme extracts from 97 different sea weed varieties. It is natural and completely organic which could give an impetus to organic farming in India. This product has been certified by the US department of agriculture (USDA) and other reputed global organisations,” claimed Nanda.