Meet the woman who preserves over 90 endangered varieties of grains, pulses and oilseeds

Lakshmiamma from Zaheerabad district of Telangana can name each of the 92 varieties she has grown on two acres of land and can also elaborate how one compliments another

By Aishwarya Iyer
Published: Sunday 28 May 2023

Lakshmiamma is a farmer and trained cameraperson from the Deccan Development Society who grows 92 varieties of grains in two acres of land in the Zaheerabad district of Telangana.

Not only can she name each one of them but also elaborate on how one compliments the other. The purpose of doing her profile is to document a bank of seeds visually along with their advantages and resilience to the changing weather.

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