Telangana: DDS women members get UNDP award

The DDS women were awarded the prize for the society's initiative of women-led regenerative agriculture and community seed banks to empower the Dalit and tribal women, promote sustainable land use, and achieve food security. 

By Author  |  Published: 25th Sep 2019  11:27 pmUpdated: 25th Sep 2019  11:37 pm
Women members of Deccan Development Society at the Equator Prize 2019 event in New York

Sangareddy: Women members of Deccan Development Society (DDS), Zaheerabad, received the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Equator Prize-2019 in New York on Wednesday. The DDS women were awarded the prize for the society’s initiative of women-led regenerative agriculture and community seed banks to empower the Dalit and tribal women, promote sustainable land use, and achieve food security.

The group also received $10,000 as part of the prize. The DDS women were among the 22 indigenous communities from across the globe who were presented the award during a glittering ceremony at the United Nations headquarters.


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