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Tourism Boat on FishingPlays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and Fishing are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages like Tarangam padi Fort, Poompuhar speaks of the rich civilization of this land.  

OneAgriculture Field of the major economies of the District, Agriculture contributes a higher share of Rice Production in the State. We have raised so many important agricultural crop in our District. Rice, Groundnut, Pulses, Gingelly, Sugarcane and Cotton.  

Voluntary Organizations

LAFTI [Land For Tillers Freedom]

Voluntary Activity Image- initiating a Construction organizations plays a vital role in community building and social reforms activities.LAFTI [Land For Tillers' Freedom] is based on the Gandhian idea of equitable land distribution as a basis for rural economic development. Located in the village of Kuthur, LAFTI serves hundreds of village communities throughout the Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur districts in India's southeastern state of Tamilnadu.

LAFTI was founded by Krishnammal and her husband Jagannathan in 1981. It has its roots in Bhoodan [the Land Gift] Movement, created by Acharya Vinoba Bave, the spiritual heir of Gandhi and "the first Sathyagrahi", who for almost 20 years, advocated the concept of Gramdan [the Village Community ownership]; it involves landowners voluntarily surrendering their land for community ownership by Grama Sabha [Village Community]. The significance of this non-violent land revolution is still to be recognised but Bhoodan and LAFTI movements have been instrumental in distributing 11,000 acres of land to 11,000 landless poor families, through non-violent campaigns for the purchase of land for a reasonable price, or the lease of temple or trust land for cultivation by the village community.

LAFTI is committed to raising the social status and acceptability of the Dalit Caste, so called "the untouchables". It has negotiated with the government for land subsidies, and with the banks for reduced interest loans for the purchase of land. LAFTI's housing scheme was created during the drought period of 1986-87, initially as a means of providing alternative employment. Brick and tile making industry was set up in 10 centers, and later with government subsidies, single room tenements were built with the bricks to replace the crumbling straw huts.It has created Women's Rights groups and Youth Forums in many villages. Please see our ACTIVITIES page for more information about some of our projects. For more information visit www.lafti.net

DMI Foundations

DMI is a union of committed women who have dedicated their lives to serve the poor and the underprivileged unconditionally. Through their services, the DMI want to create a world where love, peace, equality, justice and brotherhood are ensured for all. The Society of Daughters of Mary Immaculate and Collaborators [DMI] was founded in the year 1984 by Rev.Fr. J.E. Arul Raj , at Keechalam, a remote village in Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu, India.

Sr. M. Virgin is the co-foundress of DMI, MMI and AMI. She stood by the Founder along with the Founding Members of the Society in building up of DMI, MMI and AMI. She reached her heavenly abode on 11th January 2013.

VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING

Girl Children in this sub-urban region of Dar es Salaam are the most vulnerable to the lure of human traffickers. They are actually sold to traffickers by relatives or “friends”. Most human trafficking occurs during the course of voluntary but ill-prepared and uninformed migration. Many girl children are tempted to leave their rural villages in search of work. Some are looking to escape poverty or abusive relationships. Others are simply searching for adventure in the big city and a new start in life.

Using coercion, deception and sometimes violence, or the threat of violence, the traffickers diverts the young migrant into prostitution, forced labour and/or other slave-like conditions, including domestic work. Many children were sold into the custody of a merciless brothel owner or working as a virtual prisoner in a factory or home with little or no wages.

The society of DMI witnessed the street children and victims of trafficking being tormented in their neighborhood. Hence the Trust of DMI has felt the urgent need of saving the children from the traffickers, safeguard their rights and help them to live a dignified life in the society.

HOME CARE

The DMI- Spring of Hope [children‟s care home] at Kimara is a source of inspiration for children who are abandoned, orphans and semi orphans in Dar Es Salaam and Songea region. It provides safe and secure living conditions for the children. Soon the child is adopted; they are counseled and put into the medical checkup. They are also provided regular education, periodical counseling and health check up, recreation, spirituality, trainings and seminars to enhance their qualities and communication, gardening etc. The programs are scheduled on a regular functioning that encourages children to be active and comfortable.

Using coercion, deception and sometimes violence, or the threat of violence, the traffickers diverts the young migrant into prostitution, forced labour and/or other slave-like conditions, including domestic work. Many children were sold into the custody of a merciless brothel owner or working as a virtual prisoner in a factory or home with little or no wages.