The Earth Trust
Organic Farming
Estd: 2004
Used for Beneficiaries: 93% *
Address : Hema Cottage, Bharathinagar, Ketti Post, Nilgiris, Maduravoyal 643215. Tamil Nadu
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 423 2517036
Donor Contact : Ms. Malathi Mittal / +91 423 2517036 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources000
Foreign Sources3,014,5625,361,5884,225,771
Other Income8,11014,0270
Total Income (A)4,366,3497,161,5667,391,934
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities3,737,0324,834,0306,577,968
Programme Staff Cost000
Travel Expenses70,350140,236141,270
Direct Programme Expenses3,807,3824,974,2666,719,238
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses10,322151,057350,027
Other Expenses/Transfer6,1641,835,322521,533
Total Expenditure (B)4,027,1317,171,5548,149,841
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)339,217-9,988-757,906
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets2,060,96211,477,75913,891,950
Current Assets (excl. Cash)279,379375,657336,310
Cash/Bank 2,239,65917,286,57314,640,818
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets4,579,99929,139,98928,869,078
Corpus / Share Capital26,22526,22526,225
General Funds3,433,86413,051,58315,266,910
Earmarked Funds1,021,64715,849,00213,397,301
Current Liabilities98,264213,180178,643
Total Liabilities4,579,99929,139,98928,869,078
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Number of StaffN.A.N.A.N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Note: * Adjusted. Transfers to Reserves have been excluded from total expenses to calculate the proportion of expenses 'Used for Beneficiaries'
Regd. under :
Auditor : J. Mathew & Co.
Bankers :
Indian Bank Canara Bank
Axis Bank

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Ms. Vanya Orr, Founder

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Earmarked receipts are from Foreign Sources. 2) Sales/Fees mainly include Income from supply of organic products and Recovery of transportation cost. 3) The NGO has provided overall amounts spent on various projects, but not a detailed breakdown. 4) Other Expenses/Transfers mainly include transfers to Interest Fund. 5) General Funds include Capital Reserve against which assets have been purchased.

NGO Profile :
The Earth Trust (ET) Sustaining the Earth was established (i) to give tools to tribals & villagers to farm their land in a sustainable way using organic methods and re-forestation; (ii) to develop Primary Health solutions with traditional answers, using herbal plants for medicinal purposes; (iii) to support tribal women with income generation options, i.e. kitchen herbal gardens; (iv) to give rural children inspiration & skills for revitalising their communities and land.

Main activities include:

  • Organic farming: ET has received Rs2.61 cr from Hans Foundation in FY14 to set up a model resource farm & nursery. Rs35 lacs of this has been used during FY14 to buy 3 acres of land to develop into an organic environment and two vans to collect the organic produce. ET provided trainings and seminars to 320 villagers in FY14 to build awareness of the benefits of organic & biodynamic agriculture and made visits to ET & demo nurseries.
  • BiOGAiN project: ET has used a substantial quantum of its corpus to establish a Biogain retail store in Ooty for organic foods & materials to build an innovative and stable pricing system, related to a reasonable profit. Products are sold within an ethical marketing system to buyers who share the same vision.
  • Village Women Health programme: A basic Health programme runs consisting of 12 modules which give information to women about the sources of illness, hygiene, childcare and nutrition. Awareness and health camps have altogether impacted over 200 villages to date and 250 children have benefitted from the health programmes. So far 35 organic kitchen gardens for growing vegetables and herbs have been established.
  • Eco-clubs: To date, middle school children in 16 rural government schools have been formed into Eco-clubs. They learn to grow organic vegetables and herbs – first to contribute to their school Midday Meals Scheme, and then to develop their home gardens, to develop social responsibility, and reduce the dropout rate.
  • Income generation programmes: Tribal women are provided with three month craft training for weaving, embroidery, etc. This has been completed in 20 villages with 300 women.

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