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The Centre for Sustainable Future, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (CSF, AVV) organised the training course for the members from the Irula tribal community to make furniture out of Lantana camara, a harmful invasive species of weed, at Singampathy village in Siruvani hills. Maya Mahajan, Associate Professor, CSF, AVV, said that the course duration was 75 days, which comprises initial 15 days of theory classes and 60 days of practical classes. Ms. Mahajan told, “We conducted exams in February, where we told them to make 10 products. The certificates were given after reviewing their performance."