Kerala Karshaka Sangham (KKS) State secretary Ok.N. Balagopal inaugurated the district-level harvesting of varied crops cultivated by the farmer’s physique.
KKS had began farming in additional than 2,000 acres of fallow land within the district and the harvest competition was held on the Kummil polder in Kadakkal. The farmers had cultivated paddy in 900 acres of land beneath the supervision of KKS space and village committees.
Majority of the farmers from the district participated within the intensive drive launched by the sangham as a part of Subhiksha Keralam, an initiative of the federal government to make the State self -reliant in meals manufacturing. Banana was cultivated in 310 acres of land whereas varied middleman crops together with tapioca had been planted in 47 acres. Around 25,000 KSS members now have kitchen gardens at their houses they usually have additionally been selling vegetable and fish farming within the district.
In reference to Subhiksha Keralam, varied native our bodies and division had additionally began cultivation of paddy and greens within the district. Animal Husbandry Department, Dairy Development Department and Fisheries division had introduced completely different initiatives that features fodder grass cultivation, pearl spot farming, and biofloc items.
The district had 3,393 hectares of fallow land and the challenge goals to transform the utmost space into farm land. KSS district president Biju Ok. Mathew presided over the perform whereas space secretary B. Sivadasan Pillai and district panchayat member P.R. Pushkaran had been additionally current on the event. KSS district committee can be cultivating paddy in 1,000 acres of land for the upcoming ‘virippu season’, mentioned the Sangham officers.