A massive backyard coconut plantation was taken up by RDT’s Ecology sector on 19th June, 2017 to commemorate the 8th anniversary of Father Ferrer’s passing away.
As many as 3,98,412 coconut plants were planted in their backyards by 1,77,072 families in 1620 villages. Each family planted two contributing ten rupees for them. People vowed to water, protect and grow them until they become huge trees. All the villagers took out rallies shouting ‘Intinta chettu – Oorantha vanam’ meaning ‘A plant at every home makes the whole village a grove’.