Kerala decides to promote Njattuvela markets

KOCHI:Giving a boost to organic farming and traditional agrarian techniques, Njattuvela markets seem to be catching the fancy of people in the state. There has been a spurt in the number of fairs showcasing pesticide-free produce, farm implements, and saplings of crops.Buoyed by the good response to mass planting drives during the recent Thiruvathira Njattuvela (the most favourable time in the agrarian almanac for transplanting crops), the state government has decided to hold such markets from the beginning of this phase in June next year till FarmersDay falling on the first day of Chingam in the Malayalam calendar.