Professor Swaminathan writes to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in view of Kerala floods
Chennai August 13, 2018: Professor M S Swaminathan, Founder-Chairman, MSSRF has written a letter to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, congratulating his government’s efforts at minimising loss of life and human suffering while managing the effects of extensive floods in the state.
Noting the government’s relief work, Professor Swaminathan also pointed to his own work on anticipating and mitigating the effects of climate change in two reports on two areas, Kuttanad and Idukki, and suggested that it may be worthwhile for the Kerala government to take a look at them.
Here is the full text of the letter.
13 August 2018
Shri Pinarayi Vijayan
Chief Minister of Kerala
3rd Floor, North Block
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001
Dear Chief Minister Vijayan,
Our sympathies for the extensive damage to life and property, caused by the recent fury of rain and floods. I congratulate you and your colleagues on the very effective way in which the human suffering has been minimised. I have dealt with methods of anticipatory action to face the fury of climate change in the Kuttanad and Idukki reports. It may be worthwhile to look at them. Once again I wish you and the government success in minimising losses and accelerating the return to normal life.
With warm regards,
M S Swaminathan
Prof M S SWAMINATHAN
Founder Chairman, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
Third Cross Street, Taramani Institutional Area
Chennai – 600 113 (India)
Tel: +91 44 2254 2790 / 2254 1229; Fax: +91 44 2254 1319
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.