An ambitious programme called Mukulam from CARD-Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Pathanamthitta district has been inaugurated as an educational tool to create awareness among school children to grow crops in their school gardens as a supplemental instruction to their regular studies.
The programme, launched in the year 2010, aims to provide a platform for students for showcasing their talents in nurturing nature and building awareness of their role in contributing to the nation's food security.
Last two years
Upper primary, high school and higher secondary levels that have eco-clubs functioning for the last two years with 25-30 members each and 5-10 cents of cultivable land formed the part of the programme. The best school is awarded a cash price of Rs. 5000 and a rolling trophy and citation.....................Read more
Source: The Hindu