Kuthiraivaali cultivation promises to make farming profitable

VIRUDHUNAGAR, June 21, 2014

Virudhunagar district to produce 12.5 tonnes of seeds

Summer cultivation of ‘Kuthiraivaali’ (Barnyard Millet), introduced for the first time by the Department of Agriculture, has been a hit among farmers of Virudhunagar district.

While, initially, officials found it tough to convince farmers to come forward to cultivate the minor millet as a major alternative crop to cotton and paddy, the success tasted by a few farmers has helped more farmers evince interest in this crop.