NTPC Ramagundam signed an MOU with NABARD on 4th February 2023 in the presence of Sunil Kumar, Executive Director NTPC (Ramagundam & Telangana) for conducting Integrated Farming System using Technology which aims at providing a solution for water conservation, manure management, food security, regular farmers income and crop productivity in a cluster of 6 villages of Peddapalli district namely- Kanalla, Ranakpur, Bamla Nayak Tanda, Brahmanpally, Antergaon and GD Nagar.
The MoU for Integrated Farming System in the six cluster villages of Pedapalli district will amount to Rs 54.29 lacs wherein 49% of the expenses will be beared by NABARD and 51% by NTPC Ramagundam HR-CSR. The Integrated Farming System (IFS) will be benefiting more than 20 small and marginal farmers from the SC-ST community, with an endeavor to convert more than 100 acres of barren land into fertile land. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sunil Kumar, ED, said that NTPC is always committed to take the best possible measures to enhance the productivity of the farmers.
The joint effort by NTPC and NABARD will help farmers to reduce the cost of cultivation with the intervention of technology through pandal method. Smt.Suseela Chintala, Chief General Manager, NABARD, Telangana Regional office said that the MoU has been initiated with the objective to provide sustainable and year round continuous production of fresh creeper vegetables with effective and efficient market linkage with the local retail markets, the initiative will also help the farmer groups to minimise their investment cost through linkage with banks for loans.
The MoU was signed between Bijoy Kumar Sikdar, HoHR, NTPC Ramagundam and Smt. Suseela Chintala, Chief General Manager, NABARD, Telangana Regional office. Society for Health Agriculture and Rural People (SHARP) will act as the implementing agency for the execution of the Integrated Farming System. V S Sriram, Deputy General Manager, Telangana Regional office, P Ananth AGM, Karimnagar Cluster office, P Manohar Reddy AGM, Karimnagar Cluster office, Gowri Shankar, Asst. Manager Telangana Regional office were present on the occasion along with the officials from HR-CSR department.