About Our Farms
Ishka Renewable Farm Private Limited (IRFPL) is a new generation company established in 2012 with a vision to tap into the sunrise sectors in India namely – Agriculture and Food Business combined with energy sufficiency from clean, green and renewable sources for captive use.
Ishka Farms in Tamil Nadu is spread over 365 acres of agricultural land in Niravi Pudhupatti Village, Ettayapuram Taluk, Tuticorin District. This is just 95 KM from Madurai and 45 KM from the Tuticorin Port. South Tamil Nadu is known for its arid, barren and dry inhospitable terrain. The average rainfall in this region is below 600 mm while the mercury touches an easy 45 degrees Celsius during summer!
Our endeavour is to build a business that remains environmentally sensitive in all aspects of its working . Hence, we were delighted when our efforts at choosing a crop whose water requirements were sparse bore fruit. Conservation of ground water is a closely followed mantra and Capparis Spinosa fitted in perfectly with our desire to not only save water but also to reduce the use of fossil fuels and conventional sources of electricity. We looked at “modern” crops that could not only change the geographical landscape but also the socio-economic climate in the region. By using modern agricultural practices of crop management in harmony with traditional knowledge of pest control and fertigation, we have been able to provide year round employment, and demonstrate the viability of options other than traditional seasonal crop purely dependant on rainfall.
With assistance from professionals in soil management and irrigation, we have been able to set up a world-class farm. Our in-house, on-site facility for all post harvest activities – cleaning, drying, preserving and packing, ensures that the goodness of the produce is not lost in transport and process time.