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Lalitamma gets best farmer award

Staff Reporter

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Fruits of labour: Lalitamma, a farmer, being honoured by Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha in Sangareddy. —

SANGAREDDY: A. Lalitamma of Rayipally (D) village of Zaheerabad mandal received the best farmer award from C. Damodar Rajanarasimha, Minister for Agriculture and Higher Education, at a programme held at the district headquarters recently .

Ms. Lalitamma, having two acres of land and hailing from the SC community, worked hard and transformed her fallow land.

She cultivated 13 varieties of crops including maize, red gram, groundnut, bajra, castor, vegetables, tomato, horsegram, bottle guard and ridge guard.

The investment she made on the two acres of land, in addition to her labour, was Rs. 6,740 and the revenue generated from the crop was Rs. 41,700.  Now she has become a role model for other women in the village.

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