Women self-help groups from Telangana’s Mahabubnagar district on July 12 made it to the Guinness World Records for making a sentence with 28 million seed balls rolled in 10 days. Arranging the seed balls at an event held at Mahabubnagar, the women wrote the sentence: “Two crore seed balls made and planted by SHG women transform Mahabubnagar into Hetero Green Belt.”
The women set the record from Palamuru Zilla Mahila Samakhya or the federation of women self-help group of Mahabubnagar district and the Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas under Telangana minister V. Srinivas Goud and senior officials’ leadership.
With the help of drones, the seed balls were planted at the KCR Urban Eco Park, which is spread across 2,097 acres.
“The largest seed ball sentence was achieved by PZMS, Dr V. Srinivas Goud, S. Venkata Rao, IAS, DRDA, MEMPA and Hetero Group in Telangana, India on July 12 2021,” the Guinness World Records certificate reads.
The minister later dedicated the record to Green India Challenge and MP Joginipally Santhosh Kumar. He organised the event in the presence of Santosh Kumar, and they coordinated the Guinness World challenge from the Mahabubnagar Railway Auditorium.
Minister Goud expressed his gratitude and thanked the District Collector, the Additional Collector, officers from PZMS, DRDA, MEPMA, SHG group women, Hereto Group members and the team of Guinness World Records.
Santosh Kumar thanked Goud for making his initiative of the Green India Challenge part of the event and thanked all the people who participated in the event.
In 2020, PZMS took up an initiative to grow greenery and increase forest cover in the district, which received recognition from the International Wonder Book of Records. The PZMS had constituted SHGs from over 284 villages. It prepared more than 1.14 seed balls.
The seed balls were subsequently thrown across open areas surrounding the state’s forest regions using drones. A part of it was also done manually.
The Guinness World Records is a reference book published annually, listing extraordinary achievements of humans and extremes of the natural world.