The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is on a global level in promoting organic agriculture and Panchagavya products, as part of the search for solutions to global warming and other environmental problems, said KS Jawahar Reddy, CEO of TTD.
He was delivering his virtual keynote address during the two-day training program for ‘Goshala’ operators and organic farmers at TTD’s Sri Venkateswara Employee Training Academy (SVETA Bhavan) here on Wednesday, when he announced that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy would soon discuss organic farming methods with representatives of Global Alliance for Sustainable Planet.
The state government is preparing an action plan to study the feasibility of exporting organic products and ensuring a minimum support price (MSP) for products grown by organic farmers, in addition to granting them support financial.
Dr Reddy reinforced TTD’s commitment to the cause by referring to the recent launch of ‘Srivari Naivedyam’ with organic products and the new ‘Navaneeta Seva’.
“We buy legumes from organic farmers to prepare ‘Laddus’ and we have donated 1,700 non-dairy cattle to farmers for farms. Animal feed blend factory, Ayurvedic medicines based on Panchagavya products and 85 types of medicines are prepared in our Srinivasa Ayurveda Pharmacy,” he said.
Co-CEO V. Veerabrahmam said the program promotes TTD’s campaign to save non-dairy animals for different use by organic farmers.
ISKCON Tirupati President Revati Ramandas offered his support for the protection of Desi cows and breeding techniques with cow-based products.
Visitors gathered around stalls set up by TTD and other organizations on cow products.