Nilatangam began as a mango orchard and farm with many animals, including cows, goats, ducks, chickens, and horses. A vegetable garden was also developed. 

Acreage: 30 Acres | Steward: Ambre and Ancolie

Nilatangam, 1972
Reforestation Work

The first reforestation effort began by planting pioneer trees which are the initial species that create some topsoil before the indigenous varieties of the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest – TDEF – can be introduced. Today Nilatangam has primarily focused on planting TDEF seedlings and between 2020 and 2021, 750 seedlings were planted each year.

The main reforestation activity is almost done; there are still few smaller areas left to be planted. Now the work is to maintain the young forest by watering and mulching the young trees, cutting fallen trees, and fencing. Nilatangam has a small vegetable garden that is fully boar and peacock-proof.