To create awareness about agricultural bio diversity and food security among the people, a rally was held in the city on Saturday.
Organised by Dhan foundation, an NGO, participants took out the rally from Hasthampatti Roundana to Thongum Poonga as they carried placards stressing the importance of preserving eco system, pest regulation and climate regulation.
They said that with increase in population it is essential to concentrate in enhancing food production by adopting modern technology and use of high yielding seeds so as to meet the requirements.
They carried placards displaying statistics about the nations food production before independence and the famine period and the growth in the agricultural sector.
Organisers said that the foundation has been organising marathon and walkathon on social issues for the past six years and would continue in the coming years. They said that to highlight the above theme, competitions like essay writing, drawing, elocution would be conducted for school children.