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 Ad...
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Nammazhvar

During his tenure there, the government had conducted various experiments in rain fed land, using expensive inputs like hybrid seeds, chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides which Nammalvar considered futile as the rain fed farmers were resource poor. Based on his experience, he felt very strongly that it was imperative to totally reorient the research work being undertaken. But his peers at the institute paid little attention to his advice. Frustrated, he left the institute in 1969.
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Seeraga Samba

Grown in Vellapalam and Keevalur taluk at Nagapattinam district 125-130 days, Samba variety and suited method is transplanting The nursery period is 30-35 days. The plant grows upto a height of 80.5 cm. The grain size is also very small and fine. It is highly used for making briyani on the special occasion.
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