This project supported by NABARD under its Farm Section Promotion Fund (FSPF) is in progress in four blocks of Kancheepuram district Literature and physical survey on the availability of indigenous paddy varieties has been conducted in Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur districts.
Seven training programmes on organic cultivation and seed production techniques of indigenous paddy varieties have been conducted. Demonstration fields of Kitchali Samba paddy variety have been established in 10 acres in five villages and appropriate sustainable technologies are being followed. Photo documentation of the Kitchali Samba paddy variety is being done. Packaging material for the produce has been designed.