Soon, toxic-free curry leaves in Kannur, thanks to Forest dept
Kannur: The forest department is getting ready to grow organic curry leaves in all houses in Kannur district. It was found in the examination that the largest amount of toxins in vegetables coming from other states was in curry leaves. The examination revealed that toxins that cause deadly diseases were present in curry leaves. Understanding the situation, the forest department decided to implement curry leaves cultivation in all houses in Kannur district.
The project is named 'Organic Curry Leaves- A Step Towards Health' (Jaiva Kariveppila -Arogyathilekku Oru Kalveppu).
The forest department will distribute curry leaf seedlings to all houses as part of the project. It is the first time that the forest department is implementing such a project in the state. The seedlings will be distributed for 50 paise. The department is planning to implement the project stage-by-stage in various panchayats and municipalities.
The curry leaves for the project are cultivated at Peruva nursery. The social forestry department is in charge of the implementation of the project.
Interested local body institutions can contact the Social Forestry department. In the first stage, 7000 seedlings were distributed at houses in Mayil panchayat. This was done with the cooperation of Mayil panchayat and voluntary organizations. In the next stage, the project will be implemented in a municipality in the district.
Assistant Conservator of Forests (Social Forestry Division) P Biju said that the project can be completed within one year if there is cooperation from the local body institutions.