At a meeting with organic farmers on Tuesday, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Executive Officer A.V. Dharma Reddy encouraged the farmers of Rayalseema districts to grow organic vegetables for use in ‘Nitya Annadanam’, a free meals scheme.
Reddy said: “The TTD has a long list of vegetable donors who regularly contribute to Annadanam activities. We will get every farmer tagged with a vegetable donor who in turn shall procure all the produce at a reliable price. This will not only ensure complete sale of the produce but also fulfill the intention of the management in providing healthy food to the visiting devout.”
Taking into consideration the proximity and easy transportation of the produce from the farmlands, it has been decided to initially give preference to the farmers of Tirupati and Chittoor districts, and later extend it to neighboring districts like Annamayya, Kadapa and Nellore etc., in a phased manner.