Poshan Vatika Mahaabhiyan at Yellamma Tanda ,Manchal,Ranga Reddy,Telangana

Poshan Vatika Mahaabhiyan
Organized by
ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad on September 17,2021
at Yellamma Tanda ,Manchal,Ranga Reddy,Telangana

A comprehensive program on Curtain Raiser On “International Year of Millets 2023”, as desired by ministry and ICAR was organized in tribal village of Ranga Reddy district of Telangana about 41 farmers and 86 school girls attended the program on September 17, 2021.On this occasion, vegetable mini kits of ten different varieties (tomato, brinjal, bottle gourd, beans, amaranth, methi, bhindi etc) were distributed to set up kitchen garden for ensuring dietary diversity and nutritional security of families. The seeds of Nutritious rice varieties (DRRDHAN 48, Imporved Samba mahsuri) developed by ICAR-IIRR were distributed to farmers for overcoming malnutrition and managing diabetes with low GI variety.
The scientists of ICAR-IIRR delivered lectures on the topics relevant to the theme on Importance of Poshan Abhiyan-GOI program(Dr.Amtul Waris) Nutri-cereals and their role in human health(Dr.C N Neeraja) , eco friendly cultivation practices for healthy foods(Dr. Chitra S.), Nutritious rice for healthy work force (Dr.Jyothi Badri) and Farmer Interest groups for cultivation of nutri-cereals(Dr.B.Nirmala)
The program was a grand success and Presided by Sarpanch, Sri.Jagan Reddy and with active collaboration of NGO, Vikasith Rythu Sankshema Samithi(VKRSS)



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ICAR-IIRR organized Food and Nutrition for farmers on 26 August, 2021

ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research celebrated
“Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”
“Food and Nutrition for Farmers”
August 26, 2021
Program at
Manchal Village, Ranga Reddy District, Telangana

Under the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations,ICAR-IIRR organized the “Food and Nutrition for Farmers” event for farmers on August 26, 2021 at Manchal Village, Ranga Reddy District, Telangana. Following the COVID-19 protocol the program was organized for 30 farmers.
A comprehensive program on the importance of food and nutrition for farmers was planned and organized in the village as advised by Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
The significance of ‘’Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’’, the stupendous growth in rice production since Independence to current situation and the role of ICAR-IIRR rice varieties in food and nutritional security of farmers and other related aspects were highlighted by Dr.LV Subba Rao. The importance of Biofortified crops for food and nutritional security and building immunity of farm families and rice consumers, especially in the times of the pandemic was elaborated by Dr.C. N. Neeraja.
The potential and prospects for doubling farmer’s income with seed production of nutritionally rich rice varieties was explained eloquently by Dr. AVSR Swamy. Dr. P. Muthuraman motivated the farmers to adopt the nutritionally superior rice varieties (DRR DHAN-45,48 and 49) and the low GI rice Improved Samba Mahsuri for own consumption and also to earn a premium by cultivating these varieties. Dr. Amtul Warris highlighted the salient features of biofortified rice varieties developed by ICAR-IIRR and encouraged the farmers to undertake cultivation and consumption of these varieties to ensure nutritional security at farm level.


MTA was signed between ICAR-IIRR, Hyderabad and M/s ATGC Biotech, Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad on 04.08.2021 at ICAR-IIRR

A material transfer agreement (MTA) was signed between ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research (ICAR-IIRR), Hyderabad and M/s ATGC Biotech, Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad on 04.08.2021 at ICAR-IIRR, for the purpose of developing formulations of the native bioagents and their metabolites that can serve as potential agents for the rice plant growth and disease management. The products developed shall be tested extensively by ICAR-IIRR and its All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Programme (AICRIP) partners and may be registered and commercialized after their validation.