Growing paddy for seeds is a better option for ryots

PADDY CULTIVATION has been the main occupation for a number of farmers in South India.

Though the returns from paddy depend largely on the weather conditions and the market price, a majority of ryots continue to cultivate the crop with a handful of them drifting away from the regular paddy crop to other varieties.

Mr. M. Desamuthu, a progressive farmer of Keelambi village in Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu, has been cultivating paddy seeds for the past 10 years.

Unlike other farmers in his area, Desamuthu is not content with growing paddy and selling it in the local market.

He has entered into a contract to sell the seeds to the agricultural office in his area.........Read More


Source Web Page: The Hindu

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