Vegetable donations to the tune of Rs 120 core in last 15 years says Addnl EO

The vegetable donations received by the TTD Annaprasadam department in the last 15years will be to the tune of Rs.120crore, said Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy. 

A review meeting with vegetable donors was held at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Thursday. 

Later speaking to media persons, the Additional EO said, the concept of the vegetable donation was mulled by him in 2005 when he was the Special Officer of TTD. Since then onwards till today nearly Rs. 115-120crores worth vegetable donations have been poured in for TTD. 

In 2018-19, about 1572 tonnes have been donated while from April till November this year, nearly 1200 tonnes have been received so far”,  he added. 

He said henceforth a meeting will be held with all the major vegetable donors once in every two months. We also informed them to gather small donors in their respective places so that we will go and address them as a thanksgiving gesture”,  he maintained. 

The Additional EO also said, the donors from AP, TS, TN and Karnataka have been contributing about two dozen varieties of vegetables and they have now agreed to give 36 varieties. Even the Rice Millers Association have also donated about 55tonnes of rice in the last two months”,  he said. 

Later he felicitated all the vegetable donors with the prasadam of Lord and a shawl. 

Annaprasadam DyEO Sri Nagaraju,  Catering Officer Sri GLN Shastry and others were also present.