Saifabad: Dr Yadlavalli Venkateshwar Rao, who was awarded Padma Shri for his efforts in promoting organic farming, was felicitated at a program organized by IV Subba Rao Memorial Committee at a hotel in Lakdi-ka-pul on Sunday.
Apart from organic farming, his efforts to provide training in terrace farming, with a noble intention of providing unadulterated food to people who are living in urban areas.
Speaking on the occasion, Venkateshwar Rao said that many farmers were benefited by the mobile apps to help farmers join the organic farming revolution.
He said he tried to help farmers, who were facing problems due to lack of proper price for their produce, not only through his app Raithu Nestam, but also through special training programs. He dedicated the award to all those who have been working for the welfare of farmers.