Treading the sustainable path

Anitha Pailoor, Deccan Herald | January 14, 2014

Farming Syed Ghani Khan’s farm stands unique with a verdant tapestry of 700 paddy varieties and 120 types of mango. This distinct ecosystem is the result of a farmer’s constant effort with constructive involvement of his family, writes Anitha Pailoor, against the backdrop of the United Nations declaring 2014 as the year of family farming

This is Nazar Bath collected from the tribal people of Maharashtra. They sow this unique rice variety in the middle of paddy field since it acts as a trap crop and weed controller. Black in colour, pockets of this variety in the field look like spots that protect the field. Dambar Sali is popular in North Karnataka for similar properties.”