Nuziveedu Seeds conferred with ‘Agriculture Leadership Award 2012’
The prestigious award instituted under the Chairmanship of Prof. M S Swaminathan, the Father of India’s Green Revolution, was presented to Nuziveedu Seeds at a function in New Delhi.
Nuziveedu Seeds Limited (NSL), the leading Indian Seeds company has been conferred with Agriculture Leadership Award 2012 for its pioneering work in the area of agriculture extension which has positively impacted the lives of large number of farmers and rural economy of the country. The prestigious award instituted under the Chairmanship of Prof. M S Swaminathan, the Father of India’s Green Revolution, was presented to Nuziveedu Seeds at a function in New Delhi.
Speaking about the award, M. Prabhakar Rao, CMD, Nuziveedu Seeds Limited said, “It is a great honour for our Company to receive this prestigious award. We are both humbled as well as excited. The awards celebrate the spirit of innovation and leadership, which are also the inherent traits of Team NSL. It feels extremely satisfying to consistently deliver innovative products to empower farmers and at the same time, contributing to the economic growth of rural Indians through research, technology and quality seeds to the farmers in our country”.
NSL had earlier won this award for the year 2009. The company provides more than 340 hybrid seeds and varieties of 30 field crops and vegetables and its modern technologies to Indian farmers through its extensive sales and distribution network in 16 states in India. With strong R&D capabilities with one of the largest germplasms in the country, company produces and markets other field crops like Corn, Rice, Sun flower, Sorghum, Pearmillet and vegetable crops. Nuziveedu Seeds’ marketing team conducts farmer education programs on new agronomic practices to increase productivity.
The Agriculture Leadership awards were started in 2008 to recognise the leadership roles played by individuals and institutions, in empowering lives of farmers and rural masses and partnering inclusive growth through instilling progressive agricultural practices. The awards are presented in the areas of Policy, research, extension, farming, industry, environment, innovation, entrepreneurship, CSR, development and state leaderships.
In recognition of the outstanding contribution and achievements in Cotton R&D, Mr. M Prabhakar Rao was honored at the National Conference on “Paradigm Shift in Cotton Research and Cultivation” organized by Navsari Agriculture University and Indian Society for Cotton Improvement” in October, 2010.