Actor Karthi started an NGO called the Uzhavan foundation in 2019 post the success of the Suriya produced film Kadaikutty Singam, and one of their main causes is making farming accessible to the next generation. In January, 2023 during one of Uzhavan Foundation's events, Karthi had even said, "Kids should start understanding where their food comes from and what it takes for farmers to provide food and veggies. Schools should start agriculture visits,”
Lo and behold, on March 21, 2023 the Tamil Nadu Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare M R K Panneerselvam presented the Agricultural Budget 2023-24 in the state Assembly, which included a sanction of Rs. 1 Cr. for 'farm tourism' to be promoted in association with the education department for school students.
எங்கள் கருத்தையும் கவனத்தில் எடுத்துக்கொண்டு உழவர் நலன் காப்போம் என உறுதியளித்த முதல்வர் திரு. @mkstalin அவர்களுக்கு மிக்க நன்றி. 🙏🏽— Karthi (@Karthi_Offl) March 23, 2023
Karthi's Uzhavan foundation is also an initiative to support and promote all things agriculture, so the actor took to his twitter page to welcome the Tamil Nadu Agriculture budget - 2023/2024. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin acknowledged Karthi's tweet on Twitter as well.
Translation of Karthi's Tweet 1: Thanks to Chief Minister @mkstalin and Minister @MRKPanneer for announcing major schemes in Agriculture Budget. I request the farmers to make full use of the announced schemes that will benefit them. #TNFarmersBudget2023
Translation of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin's Tweet: Dear @Karthi_Offl, we are encouraged by the appreciation of people like you who work to protect the welfare of farmers! We are taking note of your comments. I will not 'say thank you' for a compliment; Let's implement many more projects to bring joy to the farmer's face!
Translation of Karthi's Tweet 2: Many thanks to MK Stalin for taking our comments also into consideration, and assuring the welfare of farmers.