Kasaragod: District Collector Dr. D. Sajith Babu gifted ‘Onakkodi (Onam special new dress) to farmer K. J. Sabu who dedicated his life to agriculture and set a model for all youngsters.
The collector visited the five-acre land which Sabu took for lease for cultivation at Kattiyadukkam in Karakkod to hand over him the gift. The collector said that Onam special gift to Sabu is an honour for the young farmers who encourage organic farming.
Sabu hails from Madikkai in Karakkod. The collector offered all help to farmers like Sabu. Madikkai panchayat president C. Prabhakaran, principal agriculture officer Madhu George Mathai and agriculture officer K. S. Anju also accompanied the collector.
Sabu has been a regular supplier of organic vegetables in the local markets for more than 10 years. A winner of state award, he cultivates more than 20 varieties of crops including yam, cucumber, brinjal, watermelon, ginger, turmeric, chilli and bottle gourd.