Ground Reality Paddy Festival at Aadhirengam

June 4, 2014 0 Comments

Jun 2, 2014

Understanding the politics of food, agriculture and hunger.

It was a hot afternoon. Even as temperature soared to 37 degrees I didn’t see the enthusiasm draining among farmers wanting to exchange traditional seeds of rice. They pushed and jostled for space to make their presence felt. For two days (May 30-31 2014) they had camped in Athirengam village in Thiruturaipondi Taluk of Thiruvarur District of Tamil Nadu, and they didn’t want to return without getting their share of native rice seed varieties.