20-08-2014 04:20 AM | India

Indian farmers to say no to hybrid paddy

On Tuesday farmers in Kanchikoil village in Erode district pledged not to use hybrid or tissue cultured paddy varieties for crop cultivation. They decided to use only traditional paddy varieties which do not need pesticides and other fertilisers.

"We have taken this decision after we realised that the soil in which we cultivated hybrid and tissue cultured paddy varieties lost its original composition due to excessive use of pesticides and fertilisers.
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