Nel Jeyaraman

Mr. Jayaraman, who is the State Co-ordinator of Save Our Rice Campaign Tamilnadu and native of Adirangam village in Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu. Following the footsteps of his guru Dr Nammalvar, Jayaraman has worked tirelessly to promote the cause of preserving native paddy seeds. He has been the main motivator and organizer of the Paddy Seed festival, one of the largest Seed festivals in Tamilnadu, which is held every year in his village of Adhirengam. The seed festival in May 2016 at Adhirangam was 10th in a row and in which 156 different traditional varieties were distributed to more than 7000 farmers across Tamil Nadu.

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