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Madurai is the heartland of the fragrant jasmine flower. But a forgotten fact is also that Madurai was known for paddy cultivation. Pommampatti is a village in Madurai that had been having three crops of paddy and jasmine in the early ‘90s. With climate change came water shortage and the death of paddy cropping. The only crop that survived was the jasmine, that too with water that had to be bought. With CSR partnership, we rejuvenated Pommampatti’s groundwater, with the help of soil water conservation methods. Today the village does not purchase water and paddy is back in a small, but sure manner!


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