No farming practices; Wheat seeds withdrawn from panachayat
Mudappallur (Palakkad): Krishi Bhavan withdrew wheat seeds from Vandazhi Panchayat president following no farming practices from his side. Sumavali Mohandas, also secretary of Odukur Padashekara Samithi, was provided with four sacks of wheat seeds for farming.
But a complaint from E U Sukesh, also a member of Odukur Padashekara Samithi, along with others to Vandazhi Krishi Bhavan, Vigilance and also to the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
Based on the complaint, Principal agriculture officer made an enquiry at the president’s house. On finding that there was no farming carried out, the wheat seeds were withdrawn on an immediate basis.
“There were farm land acquisition conflicts going on with E U Sukesh who was also her brother which made her unable to carry out farming of the seeds. Later the police intervened and since the court orders haven’t come, the land on conflict was left unused. So the seeds remained at home,” said Sumavali Mohandas defending her actions.
She rejected all accusations raised towards her and said that the seeds were not withdrawn but she gave them on demand from Krishi Bhavan.