Sterlite to support farmers of Ottapidaram

During the function, 40 farmers received hybrid chilly seeds weighing 3.2 kgs, 20 farmers received hybrid tomato seeds weighing 0.8 kgs and another 20 farmers received hybrid brinjal seeds weighing 1.6 kgs. Sterlite decided to distribute free hybrid vegetable seeds as it would facilitate higher production with low investment. In addition to this, 30000 tissue culture banana saplings costing Rs 3.

Sterlite Industries (I) Ltd (SIIL) has launched an agriculture project to support the farmers of Ottapidaram block by facilitating and encouraging adoption of organic farming practices. The initiative also includes distribution of free hybrid vegetable seeds and tissue culture banana saplings in order to achieve high production with low investment.

In the project launching function held at Ottapidaram, Mr.Suresh Bose, General Manager - Human Resources, Sterlite handed over a cheque for Rs 3,17,120 as first instalment to Mr.V.LouisRajarathinam, Joint Director, Agriculture Department, Tuticorin. The total cost of the project is Rs 5 lakh.

The project was initiated by Sterlite in partnership with Ottapidaram Horticulture department to create awareness on use of organic farming coupled with modern technology for horticulture crops among farmers of Ottapidaram block.

During the function, 40 farmers received hybrid chilly seeds weighing 3.2 kgs, 20 farmers received hybrid tomato seeds weighing 0.8 kgs and another 20 farmers received hybrid brinjal seeds weighing 1.6 kgs. Sterlite decided to distribute free hybrid vegetable seeds as it would facilitate higher production with low investment. In addition to this, 30000 tissue culture banana saplings costing Rs 3.6 lakh will be distributed shortly to 30 farmers (1000 each) as they cannot afford Rs 12000 to buy hybrid banana seeds for every acre.

During the launch of the programme, Mr.V.LouisRajarathinam lauded the efforts of Sterlite for showing interest in the development of farmers of Ottapidaram region. Due to this project, 110 farmers from Duraisamipuram, Ottapidaram, Thennampatti, Kollankinarau, Puthiyamputhur, Jambulingapuram and Kakkarampatti of Ottapidaram block will be benefitted.

Mr.M.Kanakaraj, Assistant Director, Horticultute Department, Ottapidaram explained how practical demonstrations would help in the farmers' development and also mentioned other projects undertaken by the horticulture department.

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Contact Details

Company Name: Sterlite Industries
Issued By: Jeten Sahu
Phone: 0674-3209633
Address: SIPCOT Industrial Complex, Madurai Bypass Road, TV Puram P.O Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India.
Zip: 628002
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