praseed
krishna komod

India's traditional rice diversity has brought riches to a farmer in northern kerala. Praseed kumar from Thayyil at sulthan bathery went against the tide,when his peers in the loss-hit farming community in Wayanad switched to cash crops such as plantain and areca nut a few years ago. We got a small packet of rice seeds from a friend in gujarath,which stood out with its violet coloured chaff.I decided to propogate this varity. Initially, it was on just one cent of land, but later, it was expanded to one hectare. Mr.Praseed has been conserving the krishna kamod a basmathi rice varity from gujarath know for its taste, colour and arooma on one hectare for the past seven years. last year, i harvested nearly 2,500 kg of this paddy and sold it as seeds to farmers at rs 200 a kg rather than in open market

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