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  project name ~ Selvam Saathiship 2011

category ~ Saathi

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Selvam Saathiship 2011

  NGO

 

Grama Munnetra Sangam

  Category

 

Saathi

  District

 

Erode

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 240000

 

  Year Approved

 

2011

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

1  

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Karthik Suryanarayanan

 

Bay Area
Anti Corruption Team

 

  Caption

 

 

Selvam and associates during Anti-GM protests in Tamil Nadu

 

  Summary

 

 

Brief Summary -
Started Erode Environmental Society 1985
Tamil Nadu Green Movement
Quit government, Started Biofertilizer Producing Unit
Started with getting Nammalvar involved
Toured and lectured farmers with Nammalvar for 13 years
Started Multiversity
Organic Farming classes at Rs400 for 4 day class
Started farming and experimenting with SRI


 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Activism in Tamil Nadu in the sphere of sustainable agriculture for several years. Latest issues involved in include Bt.Brinjal campaign, TN Agri Bill, Kisan Swaraj yatra. Books and Articles - 1). Science of Organic farming— an article series in Vivasayee Ulagam 2). Mallattu Vitahi marmangal (Secrets of GM seeds) -- An article series in Vivasayee Ulagam 3). Numerous articles in various Pen names in Pasumai Vikatan. 4). Paddy Cultivation in Organic Way. 5).Organic farming Techniques (5- Editions). 6). Agro ecological farm design. 7).Quarter Acre Farming 9). Many articles in Dinamani starting from 1995.

 

  Goals

 

 

From Selvam - I wish to continue to be in the promotion of Organic Farming and to help communities and groups to bring more in the Organic fold. The following are some of the focus activities, I need to concentrate on, to concretize the efforts made in organic farming in Tamil Nadu. • Need to identify persons having flair in writing on Organic Farming issues. • Networking Organic Farmers-Traders-Consumers. There is a very higher level of needs in organizing Organic producers network so that the quality and poison free produces reach the organic outlets without much difficulty. • More and more Organic Farmers are elevated as Trainers. I had made efforts in this line involving Pasumai Vikatan and Nammalvar, but they need to be strengthened. • Building network for GM Free Coalition. • Working on translating books and bringing out booklets and materials related to organic farming and GM. • Developing my farm further, and working towards improved energy efficiency. Constraints The

 
 

  


 
 
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