Farming in the hills – carrots

Washing Of The Ooty Carrots

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“I’m Mahendran and I’m in charge of the washing here. We wash the carrots and send it to Ernakulam. We wash to remove the mud that’s on the carrots. Whatever chemicals have been used on the carrots will get washed off. See, the chemical is used for the growth of the plant, it does not get inside the carrot and washing takes all the chemicals away. ”

“Isn’t there any other way than using chemicals?”

“We can definitely use organic manure, the soil is healthy and the crops are organic and you get two harvests a year. But the farmers have to get four harvests a year, there is no other way.” Carrot washing in-charge, Kookalthorai.

With Keystone Foundation

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