This rice variety is now a sought-after brand

Ernakulam : TK Kathir is cultivated in accordance with organic farming methods in Ernakulam village

A local brand of organic rice named after a farmers grandfather and promoted by a political leader. But there is more to TK Kathir than just that.

Grown by T.D. Robert, a relatively newly converted paddy farmer of Kanjoor village, the brand was much sought after at the recently concluded organic Onam Mela organised by the Jaiva Jeevitham farming collective at Rajendra Maidan.