Students of Amrita University have initiated a noble project to help families in the nearby Clappana and Kulasekharam panchayats grow organic vegetables free of pesticides. Students and staff under the aegis of Amrita Yuva Dharma Dhara, the youth association of Mata Amritanandamayi Math, prepared a nursery of 1.5 lakh vegetable saplings in the past one month. With the help of local panchayat office-bearers, the volunteers distributed the saplings to all the families of the two panchayats.