AHIMSA, having about 7.60 lakhs members comprising of Farmers Club, Youth Club and SHGs in Tamil Nadu, has envisaged to network Banana growing Farmers of Kanyakumari District, Thirunelveli District, Thoothukudi District, Virudhunagar District and Theni District, through Farmer Producers Organizations (FPOs), for uplifting the farmers by way of “value addition adopting advanced technology

In Phase-I, AHIMSA desires to establish a Digital Platform for the Banana Growing Farmers through CSR funding, to establish ICT enabled “Banana – Agricultural Commodity Value System”. By doing so, farmers are likely to get an attractive price for their commodities. Both ICAR National Research Centre on Banana at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), and NABARD Regional Office (Chennai) have shown their interests to get associated with this venture.

In order to help the Banana farmers of this region for achieving the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Vision of “Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022”, AHIMSA signed an MoU with APInf of Finland on 28th July 2018 at Kanyakumari, to establish “Digital Platform based on Open Source Cloud Computing”. This Digital Platform will be available for “spinoff” many Startups of professional Youths of the Districts.

During Phase-II, our interest to establish a “Technology Centre and Banana Agro Processing Park (Banana, Plantain, By-Product Value Addition and Ethanol and Methane Production from its wastes)”.

As our ultimate aim is to obtain an average yield of 40 MT per Acre, we have to concentrate upon the land preparation, rhizomes selection, manuring, watering, pest control measures etc in a very careful manner. An overall expenditure of Rs.4.5 Lakhs can be incurred towards the planting operation till the time of harvesting.