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Sri. G. Nagaratnam Naidu was born in 1955 in Balakrishnapuram Village of ChittoorDistrict. He got distinction in Intermediate and First Class in Electronics Diploma Course.


At first he worked in electronics services and marketing agencies for two yearsand transferred to Hyderabad as Engineer and worked for five years. Due to his great interest

in agriculture he resigned his job in 1990 and purchased 11 acres of land in Hayathnagar for cultivation.


He has tried many new methods and experiments in his land and got many awards.Distinguished delegates (Scientists, Agricultural Officers, Agricultural Experts, Progressive Farmers and IT Professional etc.,) visited his farm and awarded many appreciation letters.


In 1996, he was selected as a state best farmer and got a cash award. In 2003, hestarted cultivating rice through SRI method. In 2005, he got 15.4 tonnes per hectare (92bags/acre) by adopting SRI method of cultivation. He was presented with a state award in November 2005 and during the same year he got WWF-ICRISAT Best Farmer Award and appreciation letter from Tamil Nadu Government. In 2007 he received the State Best Farmer award for his outstanding contribution to SRI cultivation.


           Several dignitaries including Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr.Y.S. Rajashekar Reddy and his cabinet visited his farm in 2005. He displayed 182 tillers per plant to Dr. G.S. Khush during International Symposium organized by DRR, Hyderabad in 2004. On 3rd March, 2006 he displayed his SRI crop and interacted with President George W. Bush, President, United States of America, at National Seed Project, Hyderabad andexplained about SRI cultivation. Seventeen delegates from Bangladesh visited his farm andawarded certificate.


In addition, Sri Nagaratnam Naidu has been a resource person for corporate schoolsand taught the children the importance of environment and agriculture. He traveled extensivelyover many districts and taken classes for popularizing the SRI cultivation and other new technologies. Under his watchful guidance some of the innovative technologies popularized by him have spread to 1000 acres in 2007-08.


Date: 25.10.2008



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