An electrical engineer by profession, Mr Ajithkumar uses his professional skills to make use of Green Energy by adopting and installing innovative and cost-effective measures – like solar tunnel lighting equipment and miniature wind mill – to cover his domestic power requirements. He brings the same intelligence to bear upon the choice of farming methods too. Following the crucial principles of the Miyawaki Method of Afforestation – like high-density planting, choice of indigenous plant species, poly cropping, and use of organic manure – he nevertheless customizes it in several ways to maximize the yield from fruit and vegetable farming. This, in M. R. Hari’s view, provides an alternate template worth implementing because it makes agriculture viable without being exploitative of natural resources.
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