'Krishna Kamod' emits fragrance of success for Ramadas
Koothuparamba (Kannur): Mambaram native Ramadas Ponnambath is reaping gold by growing the rare paddy variety Krishna Kamod. This paddy is mainly cultivated in North India especially in Gujarat.
Ramadas sowed 5 kilograms of Krishna Kamod seeds on 20-cent plot in Wayanad. As his crops were damaged in the flood havoc last time, he gave good care to the plants. So, he had a good yield this time.
Unlike other paddy varieties, Krishna Kamod takes upto 140 days for harvest. The plants grow to the height of a person and emit a fragrance all over the place.
As it has high immunity, Krishna Kamod has high demand in the market. Krishna Kamod rice is ideal for making milk porridge and milk dessert.
A painting worker, Ramadas engages in farm works during his leisure time. He also cultivates Jeerakashala and Makara paddy varieties on one-acre land.