Amaravati, November 08- Andhra Pradesh State Seed Development Corporation (AP Seeds), which has been distributing seeds to farmers at village level for three years through YSR Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs), has received another prestigious National Award. The Indian Chamber of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) annually presents the India Agribusiness Awards to organizations that have demonstrated excellence in production, equipment, technology, marketing, value addition, infrastructure and exports while adhering to best practices in the agriculture sector. Is.
AP Seeds has announced the ‘Global Agri Award-2022’ in the seed distribution category for the financial year 2021-22. AP Seeds has been instrumental in distributing quality and certified seeds in line with the vision of Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy. It is in this background that AP Seeds has been recognized as a public sector organization which has served the farmers in the face of the dire circumstances of COVID. While the Scotch Company presented the Silver Scotch Award last year, an international organization called Governance Now has selected it for the Governance Now National Award in the Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) category at the national level.
Recently AP Seeds has won the Global Agri Award. The award will be presented on the 9th of this month at a function to be held in New Delhi. Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy specially congratulated AP SEEDs for receiving the prestigious award. He said that this recognition has been achieved as a result of the reforms brought in by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in the distribution of seeds. Distribution of 35 lakh quintal seeds in three years As per the ambition of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, AP Seeds has distributed 34.97 lakh quintal quality certified seeds through RBK to 50.95 lakh farmers in three years. AP Seeds processes the seeds of rice, pulses, oilseeds, pulses, vegetables, fodder and green vegetables collected from farmers and provides them on subsidy basis. 20,000 samples are tested every season by YSR Agriculture Testing Laboratories and made available to farmers through RBK before the season after verifying their quality.
Andhra Pradesh – Awarded the Global Agriculture Award for Seeds
Story first published: Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 16:45 [IST]