The nursery programme took a new approach this year, focusing its efforts on the centralised nursery at the Keystone campus. The nursery is meant to cater to the local demands from estates and schools for forest species. Over the year we have raised 1078 saplings of seven species and we have sold 189 saplings. The sales of saplings hit a record low owing to the erratic monsoon. At present the nursery has a stock of 3300 saplings of 37 species. In addition to the centralised nursery, there are nurseries at Punanjanur in Karnataka and in Nilambur in Kerala that are focused on raising and rejuvenating the Cycad population in the region.