Guntur woman farmer bags national natural farming award

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Woman farmer Konda Usharani from Guntur receives National Award from Pramod Kumar, Joint Secretary of AYUSH at New Delhi. (Photo by arrangement)

Vijayawada: Guntur farmer Konda Usharani has bagged the first prize for her presentation at a national conference in New Delhi on the theme ‘Role of Women in Science and Technology for Sustainable Development of Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

The conference had been jointly organised by STREE (Science & Technology Research and Entrepreneurship Enhancement) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, with support from Central government bodies, such as NITI Aayog, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, Vigyan Prasar and Atmanirbhar Bharat.

According to officials, Usharani and Vanuramma from Anantapur district made a PowerPoint presentation on preventing pollution by practising natural farming and providing chemical- free food to the society. They effectively explained the science and technology behind using cow-based fertilisers, instead of pesticides and chemical fertilisers.

AYUSH joint secretary Pramod Kumar presented the award to Usharani. Accepting the award, she expressed special thanks to the AP government for promoting natural farming in the state and the AP Rythu Sadhikara Samstha for implementing the organic farming project.

AP officials said the award is another milestone in the journey of AP government and Rythu Sadhikara Sanstha towards encouraging and promoting natural farming.