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Today Date : Thursday, May 23, 2024

1,500 ryots attend Save Soil meet

1,500 ryots attend Save Soil meet

As part of Isha's Save Soil movement, a farmer's conference on generating 15 sources of income from coconut cultivation was conducted in Pollachi yesterday.  Around 1,500 farmers from all over TN participated in the conference which took place at the Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College. 

Mr. K Shanmugasundaram, Pollachi MP, Mrs. S Priyanka, Sub collector Pollachi and MR GGD Gopalakrishnan, Head of Chamber of Commerce Pollachi were present at the event.  Mr. Valluvan, a pioneer in natural farming, Mr. Ko Siddhar, a Siddha physician, Mr. Saminathan, an entomologist, Mr. Saravanan Kandasami, a soil expert, Mrs. Josephine Mary( VPS), honey bee farmer, Mrs. Yamuna Devi, a young entrepreneur, Mr. Tamil Maran, Cauvery Calling Field Coordinator and Mr. Dhanapal, Neera manufacturer spoke at the conference and shared many ideas. 

Experts also spoke about techniques to increase soil fertility thereby increasing coconut output and methods to add value to coconut-related products to increase the farmer's income.