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In Manakuppam village, paddy farming is seeing a revival like never before. Traditionally, these areas of the Cuddalore district were known to be paddy cultivation belts. However, with declining soil quality and bad weather conditions, most paddy farmers such as Dakshinamurthy switched to dairy farming to supplement their income. Our efforts to promote traditional paddy varieties worked – Dakshinamurthy has successfully cultivated five acres of Seeraga Samba variety in severe drought conditions too!


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