Become a Seed Saviour

In-situ conservation of traditional paddy varieties, and their characterisation ensures genetic purity. We conserve, characterize and preserve the genetic purity of 300+ traditional paddy varieties including 18 Tamil Nadu varieties in Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Viluppuram districts of Tamil Nadu.

From over 1,10,000 traditional paddy varieties, India currently has about only 6000. Maintaining their genetic purity and conservation has become tantamount for preserving them for the next generation. 

Adopt 5 paddy varieties for a total cost of Rs 10,000/ season.

Benefits you will receive:

  • You will receive traditional paddy seeds to grow at your home, backyard or farm
  • Be recognized as a "Seed Saviour" in our website, and presented with a certificate
  • Receive a recipe book for traditional paddy varieties and new recipes
  • Receive regular updates over email and whatsapp
  • Receive end of the season report
  • Receive guidance through phone and in-person
  • Receive training to grow your own paddy

Seeds available for donors - 2021-2022 

You will receive any one of these traditional paddy varieties' seeds to grow at your home, backyard or farm.

Donate Now to Become a Seed Savior

For UPI and card payments -

Alternatively, you can send in your contributions to -

Thondaimandalam Foundation
Account No: 6812690838
Account type: Current Account
Bank - Indian Bank, Branch - Egmore Branch
IFSC - IDIB000E004, MICR – 600019016

*Please note that only Indian payment modes are accepted

For more information, please contact +91 7348820864 / +91 7200276418
Or write to us at

12AA Exemption – Reg No: CIT (Exemption), Chennai/12AA/2020-21/A/11311
IT 80G Exemption - URN: AADTT6457FF20206 dt 09.07.2021
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