Organic Bazaar open 7 days a week and till 7:30 PM

Considering the demand from our consumers Organic Bazaar will operate from 10 am to 7:30 pm, including Saturdays and Sundays.

International No Plastic Bag Day

3rd July is observed as international No Plastic Bag Day across the world. Join and spread the message and fight the menace of plastic carry bags.

Traditional Paddy seeds are available

Traditional Paddy seeds available at Agro Ecology Center. Farmers who are interested in Conservation,Multiplication and Popularization of Paddy seed please contact : 9544329811, 04935-250230

In Search of our Lost Rice Seeds - DVDs Available

A 40 minute video documentary on traditional paddy seed savers of South India, Directed by Ms. Suma Josson and Produced by Save Our Rice Campaign

Village Gerethang, Sikkim (India) goes Zero Waste!

A village - Gerethang - in West Sikkim, India resolves to move for zero waste and as the first step they are going free of disposable cups and plates!

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Meenangadi Grama Panchayath launched its project "Carbon Neutral Panchayath" on 5th June 2016. Dr. Thomas Isaac Minister for Finance, Govt of Kerala inaugurated the project. A video on the inaugural talk explaining the objectives and targets of the project.

Visit to Kole lands of Thrissur, Kerala

Kole lands are a very productive wetland ecosystem where farmers take one or two crops of paddy and cultivate fish in between . Even before green revolution this region used to yield well without much intense farming . One of the main activity was to de water the wetlands and do sowing. Then take a good harvest.

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Ms Usha S is a horticulturist by training and has been working in the field of sustainable and holistic agriculture , toxics and environmental health ,biodiversity and food security for the last 25 years . She is the Executive Director of Thanal and is also the national Coordinator of Save Our Rice

The drought is here again – Lets get our Act together

There is no use beating around the bush, so lets come to the point straight. Drought in a water blessed state like Kerala, is not a situation, nor is it a calamity, its a Shame.

This year we have had deficit rains, the IMD Director says it is 34% less from the South-West Monsoon, and if the North-East also fails us, we would have a “drought-like” situation. Infact, the Kerala Assembly even discussed this, and declared Kerala as drought hit. But what does this deficit mean in actual numbers – 1352.3 mm of rain instead of the predicted 2039.7 mm. Now, Kerala with an annual average rainfall of 3107 mm actually has a mind-boggling quantity of water pouring down on it as rain. That is estimated to be 7030 crore cubic metre (7030,00,00,000 cubic metre), which is actually on an average more than 20 lakh litre per head per year. On an average each person need about 100 litres per day, and that would mean just 36,500 litres per capita per year. This actually comes to less that 2% of the available rain water. Put in simple terms,  we only need to trap and store about 2% of the total rain poured down on us every year for direct human household use.

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Sridhar is Director for Agriculture and Food Sovereignty program at Thanal.

Think waste

As a community known to clean conscious, we have quite strangely messed up our handling of discards so much that the State Government had to actually float a major campaign flagship project for reinstating the paradigm back into the minds of the people Haritha Keralam under Nava kerala Mission

But that is todays story. and this is a story that may eventually end up as another well meaning but miserably tragin one. And that is because the script could soon be rewritten by skeptics of this state - the elite, upward and west moving Malayali, contributing so much to global thinking, but stuck with local inaction!

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Sridhar is Director for Agriculture and Food Sovereignty program at Thanal.

What we do ?

Steering critical campaigns and programs directly.
Providing knowledge and support platform for social entreprenuers, researchers and change agents.
Mentoring and developing children and youth as green citizens of the future.
Being a role model institution for change.

Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

Promoting organic farming, conserving agro biodiversity - Sustainable agriculture for safe food and food sovereignty

Network, Alliance and Outreach

Network, Alliance and Outreach

A platform for exchange of information, ideas and networking for capacity building for strengthening community action.

Sustainable Resource Use and Management

Sustainable Resource Use and Management

Campaign on Zero Waste - Ethical, Efficient and Economical resource use for a toxic free and just world.

Living Ecosystems

Living Ecosystems

Living Ecosystems is a programme to study life supporting Eco Systems for its conservation.


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Thanal in the news

Write up about zero waste center in Janayugam news paper
Write up about zero waste center, as it appeared in Janayugam news paper on 9th September 2016. Zero waste center is a project conceived at Thanal.
C Jayakumar participates in a panel discussion with K Raju, Minister for Forests
C Jayakumar participates in a panel discussion with K Raju, Minister for Forests, Animal Husbandry and Zoos, to discuss the future of environment protection in Kerala.
 Thanal Trust is part of Carbon Neutral Meenangadi project - News
Thanal is part of the team providing support to "Carbon Neutral Meenangadi project" in Wayanadu district. An article by Finance Minister Dr Thomas Issac in Mathrubhumi newspaper.
 RCE East Arunachal Pradesh and Thanal Kerala work on action plan to manage solid waste and make Roing town plastic free
To draw up action plan to manage solid waste and make Roing town plastic free, the RIWATCH, district administration, RCE East Arunachal Pradesh and Thanal Kerala organized a marathon four-day workshop from June 16
 International People's Agroecology Multiversity (IPAM) partners list
THANAL agroecology centre is one among the several filed learning centers in India for the International People's Agroecology Multiversity (IPAM)

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    Lead Poisoning
    Study on Establishing Resource Recovery Centres for Slow decaying Organics and Non Biodegradable Discards Final Report â?? March 2011
    Paddy Revival in Kattampally Kaippad: Achievements and Challenges
    Save our rice
    Edosulfan field guide - PAN-Germany’s Field Guide to Non-chemical Pest Management

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