Reaching the fields as soon as morning: Meet 105-year-old ‘farmer’ Padma Shri Pappammal from Amma

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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.

This year, when the Padma Awards were announced, Pappammal Amma also had a name in it. Pappammal hails from Thekkamapatti village on the banks of Bhavani near the foothills of Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu. Many people came to congratulate him only after the announcement of getting him Padma Shri, one of which was also the name of the Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi.

PM Modi With Padmshree PappaMal AmmaTwitter

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.

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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 . ”

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.

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Bhagyashree Soni
Bhagyashree Soni
Bhagyashree Soni is a software engineer with soft writing skills. She is a degree holder from the International School of Entrepreneurial Leadership. She has been a state-level badminton champion and chess player. A woman with a forthright attitude enjoys her writing passion as her chosen career. Writing in the context of feminism, social-cause and entreprenurship is her forte.
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