The Agriculture Department will ponder setting up fashionable mini rice mills to course of paddy harvested from upland fields in Kanjikuzhy and close by areas.
Inaugurating the harvest of Rakthashali, Jaya and Basmati rice varieties cultivated on an experimental foundation in Kanjikuzhy grama panchayat, Agriculture Minister P. Prasad stated that steps can be taken to promote upland rice cultivation within the area.
The rice varieties have been cultivated by Sreekanth, a dental physician, on 4.5 acres at Kundelattu paddy polder.
“The cultivation of various rice varieties has turned out to be successful. The Agriculture Department will take steps to lengthen paddy cultivation on upland fields within the area. To tackle the difficulty of processing the harvested paddy, the division will contemplate setting up fashionable mini rice mills,” Mr. Prasad stated.
Kanjikuzhy is thought for its natural vegetable farming. The grama panchayat officers stated that a number of farmers within the area have been now gearing up for business rice manufacturing.
Of the three varieties cultivated at Kundelattu, Rakthashali with purple husk and grain is taken into account uneconomical in contrast to some excessive yielding rice varieties. But the nearly-extinct number of rice with excessive medicinal worth has properties to treatment many illnesses. Dr. Sreekanth purchased the Rakthashali seeds from Narayanan, a farmer and Basmati seeds from an internet market.
Kanjikuzhy grama panchayat president Geetha Karthikeyan presided. Grama panchayat vice chairman M. Santhosh Kumar, agriculture officer Janeesh and others spoke.