On request of the then State government the House of Seshasayees set-up Seshasayee Paper and Boards Limited on the banks of river Cauvery in Pallipalayam, a village on the outskirts of Erode, under the leadership of the dynamic Sri. S Viswanathan. "
Sri K. S. Kasi Viswanathan, Deputy Managing Director, SPB inaugurated the Tree Grower Mela under National Agriculture Innovation Project ( NAIP ) at SPB Community Centre on 27.02.2010.
Dr. N. Krishnakumar, IFS, Director Institute of Forest genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore
was the Chief Guest.
Dr. K T Parthiban, Associate Professor, Forest College & Research Institute (FC&RI) and Consortium Principal Investigator, NAIP gave the special address and emphasised the need
and benefits of Tree Farming.
Around 200 farmers from various parts of Tamil Nadu attended the training programme and
had interactions with Scientists from IFGTB and FC&RI and were taken for field visit to SPB Plantations.