Agriculture

Agriculture is an integral part of ashram activity. Ever since our founder established the ashram the builders of the institution gradually acquired nearby lands for furthering the activities either through donation or direct purchase in small areas. Thanks to their efforts and today we have nearly 25 acres of land distributed in four different areas namely,

Puduvayal with an area of 5 acres. It is located adjacent to Kallupatti tank and intended for paddy, cotton or pulses cultivation. We have a well and a bore well.

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Planting Paddy
paddy harvesting

Paddy ready for Harvesting

Square wellwell area about 7to 8 acres opposite the ashram. It has a open well and a bore well. The land is fit for production of pulses, vegetables and fodder.

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Students Plucking Tomatos
flower garden

Flower Garden
brinjal

Bringal Field
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Banana Garden

Palathotam with an area of nearly 8 acres. It has a well with low yield of water. It is fit for toddler like cholam depending on rains.

Ploughed Land ready for showing

Ploughed Land ready for Showing
fodder for cattle

Fodder for the Cattle

Land around our leather section with an area of nearly 5 acres. It is a dry land with a low yielding open well. We have planted around 350 value added trees as a long term project.

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350 New Trees Planted at the leather area

We have laid pipe lines for irrigation in puduvayal and land opposite to ashram. Though all the lands are used for varying agriculture activities the income is still not satisfactory. We plan to make it more profitable and at the same we want to produce vegetables and fruits for the hostel and the staff of the institution with marginal profits.
But these lands are very useful for our agri practices students in our higher secondary school who work in these lands as part of their agri practicals.

Lemon Garden

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abudant lemon

Our Lemon Garden with abundant Lemon

This needs a special mention. An area of waste land in our campus about one acre was converted into a cultivable land. In the year 2007 we decided to create an organic lemon garden with the help of Mr. Antanisamy a well know organic farmer from Thirunelveli district. We deputed Mr. S. Raghavan our science teacher to learn organic farming. He with the guidance and generous help of Mr.Antanisamy we planted over 100 lemon saplings. This was watered with drip irrigation in the same year. Over the years this has become an ideal organic lemon garden and the yield is good though it has taken a few years. It is fully maintained by our students under the guidance of the teacher.

Nursery Garden

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Our Nursery
Garden

Garden in Gandhimandabam
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Garden in front of Library