Farming in the hills – carrots

Washing Of The Ooty Carrots

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Mahendran continues, “When there is a heavy load we run the machines all night. One bore well can suffice, we’ve been doing it for years.”
“Where does all the water go to after the wash?”
“It joins the stream below.”
“Don’t you think you are polluting the streams with all the chemicals?”
“No!! It gets diluted and you know most of it becomes vapour, so there’s no question of polluting.”
Mahendran heads the carrot washing unit in Kookalthorai, one of the several that are operating in the area.

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