13. Seminar on Climate Change:

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VEAD conducted an awareness seminar on “Climate change” on 03.03.2013 at its Training centre for women SHGs members and Farmers clubs members 60 persons from 5 villages of Kulithalai block attended the seminar, Mr. Prabakaran, Director, SWARD Mettumahadanapuram delivered a special address in his special address, Mr. Prabakaran quoted the following points as impact of the climate change:

- Failure of monsoon rain
- Global Warming
- High temperature in summer season.
- Over rain in summer season
- Severe Drought
- Evaporation of surface water and ground water
- Quick drying of water trodies.

At the end of the seminar, the participants were distributed tree saplings and hand bills which contained awareness information on climate change and its impact on environment and weather condition.


14. Awarenes seminar on Promotion of medicinal plants among the farmers:

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VEAD organized a seminar on medicinal plants” for small and marginal farmers on 19.03.2013 at community Hall, Mettumarudur Village. 40 small and marginal farmers from Mettumarudur and its surrounding Villages participated in the seminar Dr. Ramachandran, B.S.M.S., Karur. Delivered a special address on locally available apices of medicinal plants and their uses as home remade. Dr. Ramachandran, distributed locally available medicinal plants such of Thulasi, sembaruthi, Keelanelli, Ponnankanni, Avarai, Nayuruvi etc. to the participants. At the end of the seminar, the participants were distributed hand bills which contained information on locally available species of medicinal plants and their medicinal value.