1. Every year, Namakkal district receives less rainfall and the Manimutharu river is directed only to the fishery lakes. The river bank is not even connected with the agricultural lake. Older rivers are now occupied for government projects and the connection of both the lakes is terminated. For the past 2 years, the cost of the crops is not increased but the cost of the land is increased by 700%.
50% of the farmers in that region sold their land and moved to semi-urban areas.
2. We have difficulties with water table level and the price of our agricultural products. We sell at a very low price were we don’t even get back the money invested in it. This is a serious issue to be noted.
3. Agro forestry can restore nitrogen fertility in soil by utilizing nitrogen and fixing plants like legumes. I actually see how much they work in the fields. (Delhi)
4. Initially, we cultivated carrots in our field and watered them two times a day. But we faced a huge loss due to the damage caused by bison. Next, on the same land we put in tea plants as it was less affected by bison and we used hands to plug it out. Mostly our tea plants are graded B or B+ (I'm not very sure about the grades). Now we are under lockdown due to the high corona positive cases. So, we have no option other than throwing out the tea leaves to go in vain as no other factories accept tea leaves from locked areas