At the age of 30, he started organic farming. Earlier, she used to run a shop. Raised a small amount of money from this small shop and started working on 10 acres of land. Today she is 105 years old and is still doing farming.
Let us introduce you to the oldest but lively farmer of the country, Pappammal Amma.
In a conversation with The New Indian Express, she said that she still cultivates 2.5 acres. In this field, they grow different crops including millet, banana and ladyfinger.
How does Pappammal Amma’s day begin?
She wakes up every morning at 5.30 am and reaches the fields by 6 pm. He is not just a farmer but also a part of the advisory committee of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. She participates in many conferences related to agriculture and also lectures on organic farming. She also dominated politics, and was elected as a former ward member of Thekkampatti Panchayat and a councilor in Karamadai Panchayat Union.
Pappammal’s fans range from DMK leader Stalin to former cricketer VVS Laxman. The moment he received the Padma Shri award, Lakshman tweeted:
“Age is only a number. 105-year-old Pappammal is a legend in organic agriculture. She works in her own area in Thekkampatti, Tamil Nadu and cultivates millet, lentils and vegetables on 2.5 acres of land and runs a provision store and eatery . ”
Age is only a number. 105 year old Pappammal is a legend in organic agriculture. She works at her field in Thekkampatti, TN and cultivates millets,pulses & vegetables across 2.5 acres & runs a provision store & eatery. She has been honoured with the #PadmaShri award. Naman 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/39kpwxIknL
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 26, 2021
Prime Minister Modi has also praised his spirit in his radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
Despite such admiration and publicity, Pappammal is a very simple woman. On hearing her praise, she only thanks to people in Tamil. They know that their work speaks more than words.