In 1978 the Tamil Nadu government allotted 5 acres of land at Ambalamoola to build a dispensary to provide free health care to the Tribal residents of the area. The balance land was to be used to grow crops to provide income for the project. An additional 12 acres were purchased 5 km away at Poolakund in Kerala.
The land was planted with tea, coffee, pepper, ginger, clove etc and many shade trees. It was hoped that the income from the farm would support to a large extent, the work of the Society. At various times the income has been substantial, however with rising labour costs, shortage of labour and low prices for the produce and inclement weather, income is now much less than before. The income from this plantation, though not substantial, is able to augment other funding.