Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission

A massive tree plantation drive was conducted by Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission in Sholayur Panchayat during a 12-month period from June-2020 to July-2021. The drive was supported by a leading MNC in Kochi. 23000 fruit-bearing tree seedlings were planted as part of the drive-in different tribal hamlets of Sholayur Panchayat. Every month 2000 saplings were distributed and planted in the tribal villages. The final batch of saplings was planted on 18-June-2021. Saplings of fruit-bearing trees were distributed to tribal farmers. The trees will bear fruit in 3-4 years. Saplings of gooseberry, guava, pomegranate, lemon, custard apple etc were distributed to the farmers. The tree plantation drive is expected to improve green cover in these villages as well as provide income for the tribal farmers in the long run.