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Yugandhar,pontiff of Free rice scheme no more

Yugandhar,pontiff of Free rice scheme no more

Yugandhar,pontiff of Free rice scheme no more
September 14
05:56 2019

Former bureaucrat B N Yugandhar, architect of rural development, farmers insurance and PDS rice schemes and father of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, died in Hyderabad on Friday. He was 82.

Yugandhar had served in the Prime Minister’s Office during late P V Narasimha Rao’s regime and also as director of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration at Mussorie. Yugandhar had not been keeping well for some time. His wife had predeceased him and Satya Nadella is their only child.

Yugandhar, a 1962 batch IAS officer, had also served as secretary in the Union Rural Development Ministry.

As member of the erstwhile Planning Commission, he was instrumental in getting an entire chapter on disability issues included in the Plan, official sources said.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao expressed grief over the death of the retired IAS officer. He is also Well known for introducing the unique rice distribution to poor through public distribution system.

 

 

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