Tirumala: Addressing media persons at Annamayya Bhavan, TTD Additional Executive Officer AV Dharma Reddy said that the two-day Go Maha Sammelan on 30-31 October at Mahati Auditorium, Tirupati in association with Yuga Tulsi Foundation and Sri Godham Mahatirtha Pathmeda of Rajasthan will be organized. Its aim is to create awareness among the farmers of Telugu states. The program includes educating farmers to promote groundwater in barren land, breeding indigenous cows and desi manure.
This program will spread awareness and training to earn Rs 25,000 per acre through organic farming. TTD will also help organic farmers to market their products by entering into an agreement with farmers during the programme. Various topics are covered including history and importance of indigenous breed cows, model cowsheds, breeding of indigenous cows and nutritious fodder. He said that pesticide driven agriculture has created many disease prone environments in the country and only farming with cow based manure can solve them.
Agriculture can be promoted with allied activity of dairy for value addition through Panchagavya products besides milk, curd, butter and ghee for more revenue to the farmers. He said that TTD aims to bring back the past glory in Indian agriculture by training young farmers in productive practices. TTD has also launched Go based Arrita Seva of Navneeta Seva and incense sticks made from flowers used in TTD sub temples. Soon TTD will launch 30 types of Panch Gavya products. Organic farming expert Vijay Ram said that young farmers are showing interest in organic farming and appreciated the TTD programs to benefit the farmers.