Farming in the Hills

Different Types of Farming by the Farmers of Nilgiris


“We used to do organic farming in my grandfather’s days, times have changed now, it’s moved to chemical farming”. Surendar, a farmer, Kookalthorai, Nilgiris

“I grow millets and beans, which are rainfed and we don’t use any chemicals”. Kanakaraj, a tribal, Aracode, Nilgiris

Most farmers in the non-tribal areas grow vegetables and fruits that are commercial using high amounts of pesticides, while farmers in the tribal areas grow traditional crops that require no chemicals.

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