Empowering Small Holder Farming communities at Siddipet

SeedWorks feels honoured to be a part of Empowering Small Holder Farming Communities. The organization collaborated with Telangana Government & Siddipet Administration in empowering the Siddpet growers in the new changed ecosystem. Once Siddipet used to be high water scare area which is now a water-rich ecosystem with five reservoirs. The meeting was called upon by Hon Finance Minister Harish Rao Garu and assured all support to the seed industry.

We are also working on initiating a pilot project with the Telangana Government on empowering smallholder farmers in the newly transformed ecosystem of Siddipet.  Finance Minister T Harish Rao said that the State government would provide all necessary assistance to those seed companies that look forward to setting up production units in the district. He made this statement while holding a special meeting with the representatives of various seed companies, in a bid to transform Siddipet into a seed bowl, at the Ranganayakasagar guest house in Siddipet Assembly constituency.

Representatives of as many as 23 seed companies attended the meeting. Speaking on occasion, the Minister claimed that the district witnessed drastic development after the construction of five irrigation projects. The result has helped Siddipet to get more cultivable lands, a horticulture university, good highway facilities and uninterrupted power supply to ryots. He also said that the government is planning to utilize at least one-lakh acre for the production of different varieties of seeds, instead of focusing on growing traditional crops.