Students develop model organic farm

It was a dream cherished for the National Service Scheme volunteers at the Mar Thoma College in Thiruvalla to reap the harvest of their three months toil to organically cultivate vegetables in a 1.25-acre leased land adjoining the college campus on Tuesday.

The vegetable harvest at the students farmland was launched by none other than Kerala Water Resources Minister Mathew T. Thomas.

The 150-strong team of NSS volunteers at the college led by their teachers, Maneesh Jacob, Reetha Jacob, and Josmin P. Jose, have leased out the vacant land for vegetable farming from a private party a few months ago.