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Project GreenHands - Muthaliyappan Shares his Experience

Human Impact Stories
29 May, 2019
12:42 PM

GVN Trust is one of the many NGOs that have networked with us in 2011 to distribute saplings. They introduced tree planting to over 100 farmers in Pudukottai of which Mr.Muthaliyappan, a post master who is also a famer received 500 saplings.

Project GreenHands - Muthaliyappan Shares his Experience

GVN Trust is one of the many NGOs that have networked with us in 2011 to distribute saplings. They introduced tree planting to over 100 farmers in Pudukottai of which Mr.Muthaliyappan, a post master who is also a famer received 500 saplings.

Mr.Muthaliyappan, in his farm, has cultivated crops like black gram, ground nuts, paddy and other vegetables.

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He was fond of trees and so he planted a few coconut trees, mango trees, teak, in his farm. But like any other rural farmer he had the mind-set that planting trees in farms will affect the growth of other crops. So when the NGO conducted an awareness program for the farmers, Mr.Muthaliyappan also got to learn that planting trees will not affect the crops.

500 tree saplings planted in his farm have now grown to 3 feet height with regular care like watering, mulching, etc Mr.Muthaliyappan shares “I was very happy to know that planting trees is not just contributing to better environment but also benefitting my farm. For instance, there is shade and many birds are perched on the trees.

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They eat the pests from the farm and that is a great help to me. I hope that Isha –PGH can reach out to all the farms in Tamilnadu. Not only will it save the environment but also the life of many farmers who do not know how to continue farming”.

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