From cancer-causing crop to organic vegetables

A few farmers of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh have quit tobacco cultivation to grow healthy food

A small group of progressive farmers in Santhanuthalapadu in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh has quit the cultivation of tobacco, the principal commercial crop in the district, to grow organic fruits and vegetables.

After burning their fingers growing the negative crop tobacco the price of which is governed more by the global demand-supply situation, they decided to go in for organic fruits and vegetables.