Vellore farmers like to keep it short and sweet

A group of farmers participating in the monthly grievance meeting at the Collectorate here on Friday suggested that the Department of Agriculture could distribute Seeni Thulasi to farmers to grow in their lands.

This Thulasi variety can replace white sugar and would be ideal for people with diabetes and hence of good commercial value, they said. Perumal, a farmer, said Seeni Thulasi (Stevia Rebaudiana) would provide relief to those suffering from diabetes and would also prevent the onset of diabetes in others. This is significant as India was emerging as diabetes capital...................Read more


Source: The New Indian Express

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