October 19, 2023
Sadhguru Shares his Wishes to Farmers
The Federation of Indian Industries, in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Agriculture, awarded the Velliangiri Uzhavan Producer Company Ltd with a National Award for its successful operation under the guidance of Isha.
In a ceremony held yesterday (October 18) in New Delhi, the Additional Secretary of the Central Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Mr. Faiz Ahmed Kidwai presented the award.
On behalf of Velliangiri Uzhavan Producer Company, the Chairman of the company and Thondamuthur farmer, Mr. Kumar and Isha Brahmachari Swami Rabhya received the award.
The event was organized by the Federation of Indian Industries to identify and promote the best performing farmer producer companies across India. Velliangiri FPO has been awarded in the category of ‘Membership Engagement’ at the national level. In other words, this award has been given to the organization to recruit more farmers as members, involve them in various activities and perform well.
Sadhguru congratulated the farmers of the company for receiving this award. In a tweet shared on his X account, he has said, “Congratulations #VelliangiriUzhavan FPO on this wonderful recognition of your efforts and Success! Our farmers are the backbone of Bharat. How far and how fast a Nation can grow depends on the ability of our farmers to ensure long-term food security for the population. FPOs are among the most critical catalysts in promoting farmer prosperity and wellbeing so that they may accomplish the ultimate goal of farming: food & water security for the Nation. May your tribe increase. Best wishes and blessings.”
Congratulations #VelliangiriUzhavan FPO on this wonderful recognition of your efforts and Success! Our farmers are the backbone of Bharat. How far and how fast a Nation can grow depends on the ability of our farmers to ensure long-term food security for the population. FPOs are… https://t.co/yOxXoj9L69
— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) October 19, 2023
The Velliangiri Uzhavan Producer Company operating in Thondamuthur area of Coimbatore was started in 2013 under the guidance of Sadhguru. 1063 farmers from surrounding villages are members of this company which has been consistently profiting in its endeavors.
They produce coconuts, betel nuts and vegetables and sell them directly without middlemen and earn good profits. The company is doing well at national and state level. It is noteworthy that the company has been accumulating various awards at the national and state level for the last 4 years.