The New Zealand High Commissioner, New Delhi, Jan Henderson paid a visit to the office of Society for Human Equality, People’s Health, Education and Environment (SHEPHERD) to oversee the on-going project of organic farming in Tirupparankundram block.

Twenty three girl students from The Agriculture College and Research Institute , Madurai, who undertook a field trip, demonstrated the methods to prepare organic pesticides like Panjakavya, Amirtha Karisal, vermicompost and organic manure, and, stressed the need to go in for organic farming techniques.

L. Ganesh, chairman, Rane Group of Companies and Honorary Consul for New Zealand, Southern States accompanied the High Commissioner. Founder secretary of SHEPHERD, M. Paramasamy compelled the organic farmers of 10 villages to come together and form a club so as to promote organic farming and protect the environment.

Self -help Group members, organic farmers, school students, agriculture students and students of social work department, Mannar Tirumalai Naicker College in Madurai participated in the programme.