Project Pasumai Tamil Nadu is SankalpTaru’s initiative to lend a helping hand towards supporting farmers in the state by planting fruit bearing trees on their lands, while also invigorating the depleting soil levels due to water crisis.
of farmers in Tamil Nadu are in debt
Project Pasumai Tamil Nadu
aims at strengthening rural livelihood of Tamil Nadu
With acute shortage of water during non-monsoon seasons, every year farmers in Tamil Nadu suffer crippling debts due to severe crop loss and failed harvests, thereby making their lives miserable. In fact, the situation is so grave that many farmers are forced to sell their cattle and other farm animals because of the shortage of water and fodder to feed the animals. The lack of rainfall or drought, which gets farmers into debt traps for not repaying loans affect farmers so adversely that many of them even take the extreme step of committing suicide.
SankalpTaru is launching Project Pasumai Tamil Nadu on the auspicious occasion of the 73rd Independence Day on 15th August 2019 by planting saplings of Sapota, Pomegranate, Guava, Mango, Custard apple, Amla, Lemon, and Coconut on the land of an Irugur, Coimbatore based farmer in Tamil Nadu.
This is the first phase of our plantation program with Project Pasumai, which we are starting from Coimbatore. The project will continue in different phases with more plantations coming soon on farmer’s land across other parts of the state of Tamil Nadu.