AIMING to woo youngsters into farming activities, Kites Foundation, an NGO, has launched the project named ‘Punarjjani’. Kollam Assistant Collector Arun S Nair planted seeds of brinjal, marking the district- level launch of the programme, here, on Friday. As part of the project, seeds of vegetables are being distributed to youngsters who can start farming on the premises of their houses and thereby attain self-sufficiency in food production. “It has been noticed that youths aren’t that keen to take up farming. Through this initiative, we provide seeds free of cost to all individuals interested in agricultural activities, along with giving technical advice on all the stages of farming,” said Shehana Rani, state president of Kites Foundation. Those interested to be part of the programme can register on the portal of the NGO. So far, over 100 people have registered online, of whom more than 20 are from Kollam. It has been envisaged to distribute more than 100 seed packets in Kollam and the team has already distributed more than 50 seed packets. It also envisages to associate with Haritha Keralam Mission for their project ‘Haritha Samruddhi Ward’ in Kollam. The target is to distribute as many as 1,000 packets of seeds this year in the state. “These registered people will be giving seed packets in their neighbourhood also,” said Shehana. An award will be given to the best young cultivator every year.