It is a program that where seekers are introduced to ethical farming practices and the role of responsible farmers in keeping the food chain alive. The experience in working with the rural community will enhance their knowledge of sustainable developments by preserving the ecosystem for future generations. It is an opportunity for them to inculcate human values and to self explore. It also provides an opportunity to understand stakeholder engagements in the agriculture sector through the empowerment of the farming community and by eliminating all kinds of social discrimination that exists in society. Participation in our ELP Certification is expected to fortify one’s capacity for discernment, thereby supporting the realization of personal goals.
The ELP curriculum will present topics from the fields of architecture, agriculture, ecology, mathematics, physiology, psychology, and what may be referred to as ‘life science’. The collaborative presentation of the various topics is tasked to encourage the creativity of thought and awareness of socially identified needs.
TGG Foundation has opened its doors for Post Graduate Students / PHD Students / Research Scholars to participate in our skill development program which is jointly undertaken with CG Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology for a period of 6 months. It is aimed to create socially committed entrepreneurs and responsible humans. On successful completion of one sustainable research/project independently and by publishing the Thesis / Project Report, they will be appointed as an Associate Member of TGG to establish a social enterprise in rural areas to accomplish TGG’s Sustainable Rural Development Goals.
1. Medicinal Plants and their health benefits: The search for plants with health properties are in progress at present and in-depth research will be carried out to understand their medicinal properties and their application.
2. Tea: Research about the factors that are affecting the quality of tea processing like cultural factors such as standard of plucking, pruning, irrigation, shading, manuring, pest management, and Atmospheric factors such as Temperature, Humidity of air, Intensity of sunshine, Rainfall and Soil management factors such as soil moisture, soil PH, soil temp, drainage to improve the quality (Colour, brightness, strength, and aroma) of orthodox green & black tea production.
3. Essential oil from Green Tea: Tea leaves have Antioxidant properties and the aroma of the tea is due to the presence of the oil present in it. Intense research to derive the oil systematically without the loss of energy and through maximum utilization of available resources with zero waste is the aspect of research.
4. Chemical-free skincare products: Goat milk soap, Nourishing oils, and Aromatic oils
5. Virgin Coconut Oil: TGG Foundation, has turned their hands to make, pure cold pressed ‘Virgin Coconut Oil’ using a manual process. Since the oil is not processed through direct heating and is separated from fresh coconuts with an alternate procedure of extraction, virgin coconut oil is unquestionably more extravagant in benefits than normal coconut oil. It has got high content of vitamin E and cancer prevention agents which makes it suitable for raw consumption. The durability of virgin coconut oil is long and therefore it doesn’t go foul that easily. As the oil is rich in Lauric acid, a component that is found in breast milk, it proves good for one’s health.
6. Permaculture: Permanent agriculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. Fundamental principles of permaculture are to work with nature not against, mimic natural patterns and principles, encourage diversity, use local resources, conservation of soil and water, and cause minimal disturbance to nature, We are implementing a model project at The Green Gardens farm in Wayanad.
7. COVID Study: COVID 19 is now a pandemic disease caused by coronavirus affecting more than three and a half million confirmed cases and more than two and a half lakh deaths all around the world. The rapidly evolving disease and its associated threats have made the country and its people more vulnerable economically, financially, physically, and socially. Hence, through this mitigation program, we are going to prepare for the post-outbreak of this disease which will not only address the affected people but also to the general population who are more vulnerable to this disease mostly the lower-middle-class people and, children, women, and old age people. Building up the spirit of the people by various mitigation programs such as building up the immunity of the people by use of common natural ayurvedic plants and yoga programs. Removing the stigma attached to the disease – Public health emergencies during outbreaks of communicable diseases may cause fear and anxiety leading to prejudices against people and communities, social isolation, and stigma. Such behavior may culminate into increased hostility, chaos, and unnecessary social disruptions. Cases have been reported of people affected with COVID-19 as well as healthcare workers, sanitary workers, and police, who are in the frontline management of the outbreak, facing discrimination on account of heightened fear and misinformation about infection. Even those who have recovered from COVID-19 face such discrimination. Further, certain communities and areas are being labeled purely based on false reports floating in social media and elsewhere. There is an urgent need to counter such prejudices and to rise as a community that is empowered with health literacy and responds appropriately in the face of this adversity.
In 2020-2021 a need-based assessment was conducted by the TGG Foundation for a remote village in Mizoram to understand the living conditions of its population. The village adoption plan of TGG is with the vision to create sustainable development with inclusive growth. We can work together with the support of the administration and the local community to bring structural reforms that paves the way to accomplish Sustainable Rural development goals.
It is also known as Slow and Sustainable Tourism, is a viable solution to remedy spoiling actions, and it proposes authentic destinations that enrich local communities and those who invest in eco-friendly activities.
Childhood education through nature connect is the heart and soul of this program. This initiative by TGG Foundation provides families with children the opportunity to ground into the growth of their family, this is accomplished by providing families with economic accommodation and robust organic vegetarian sustenance within the rich biodiverse setting of The Green Garden.
National Conclave 2019- Sustainable CSR Projects in Rural India, Organised by TGG Foundation In association with C.G Bhakta institute of Bio-Technology (a part of UTU) – The future of India lies in its village. We are thankful to our Chief Guest Dr. Madhukar Gupta, Our Eminent speakers, Corporate Delegates, Sponsors, Members of the Organising Committee, The Core Team, Researchers & Students for successful participation.