In an effort to improve the productivity of land and to face and overcome the challenges in the agriculture sector, a private organisation, ‘Grow by Green Foundation,' has come forward to introduce and engage in corporate farming.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, S. Dheenadhayalan, chairman of the foundation, said that the primary idea behind the initiative was to prevent the dwindle in the number of people engaged in agriculture by practising efficient ways to increase productivity and profit utilising barren lands abandoned by landowners.

“The foundation will focus on the unused lands available with the landholders by having a mutual consent and help them reap benefits out of new business models. The first phase of the plan is to practice such farming in Sivaganga district with judicious use of water resources. Bamboo saplings, which help in the production of oxygen will be given to the landholders,” he said. Other members of the foundation were also present at the meeting.

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