Rahul visits house of Dalit farmer who invented HMT variety of paddy


New Delhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited the house of Dalit farmer who invented revolutionary HMT variety of paddy in Nanded of Maharashtra. In a post on social media, Mr gandhi lamented the apathy to condition of the farmer, who died in penury. "Dadaji Khobragade, a Dalit farmer-scientist, invented the revolutionary HMT variety of paddy. But, he died largely forgotten and in penury. I visited his home in Nanded, Maharashtra, to condole with his family and to apologise for our apathy as a nation, to his achievements,' Mr Gandhi said in a tweet.