October 2, 2023
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Isha’s Cauvery Calling Movement has planted 1 lakh 59 thousand saplings in agricultural lands in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
The Cauvery Calling Movement, which is Tamil Nadu’s largest environmental movement, regularly conducts massive tree planting ceremonies. In particular, it is working to convert farmers from mono-crop agriculture to tree-based agriculture based on a subsistence economy.
In this manner, on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who showed great interest in the welfare of rural people, a total of 1.59 lakh saplings were planted in 94 agricultural lands in Tamil Nadu, covering an area of about 1,800 acres.
As per the advice of the Cauvery Calling Movements’ field workers, the farmers planted expensive timber saplings including teak, redwood, sandalwood, and mahogany in their lands
Plantation of trees in the catchment areas of the Cauvery river is very necessary in this period of stagnant and decreasing water supply in the Cauvery river. So, Isha has planned to plant 242 crore trees in the agricultural lands of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
For this purpose, the Cauvery Calling Movement is promoting tree-based agriculture. Arboriculture is the cultivation of valuable and valuable trees in the hedge rows and borders of agricultural lands. Trees such as teak, neem, kari maruthu, Malabar kino, kadamba, sandalwood, red sandalwood, beechwood, and mahogany are suitable for this.
Also, those who have the opportunity can plant timber trees throughout the land and cultivate intercrops and aromatic crops like pepper to ensure income throughout the year.
To support tree-based agriculture, 50 Isha nurseries across Tamil Nadu are providing quality saplings at Rs 3. At present the seedlings required for the rainy season are produced and ready for distribution. Also, field workers across Tamil are directly visiting agricultural lands to provide technical advice on tree-based agriculture.
For more information on tree-based agriculture contact 80009 80009.
So far Isha has distributed around 9 crore saplings to the farmers. Last year alone, one crore trees were planted in agricultural lands in Tamil Nadu. A target of planting 1.10 crore trees in the current financial year has been set and so far 45 lakh trees have been planted.