Ex-mining worker shows the farming way in Navelim

16 Mar 2020 05:57 PM

A mining worker from Navelim has taken up agriculture after his retirement. He says cultivating only paddy does not fetch much income. His suggestion is one should go in for cash crops. He has shown the way to his fellow villagers.

Farmer Anthony Peres feels mechanisation can make agriculture profitable and urges youth to take up agriculture. He has prevailed upon his neighbours to venture into agriculture. He says rather than sticking to paddy, one should diversify to other crops such as onions, sweet corn,  groundnuts, etc. Navelim is blessed with a number of lakes where fresh water is available throughout the year. Besides, there is a lot of land lying  fallow. As there is a shortage of labourers in Goa, he says mechanisation is the solution.

Reporter: Ramesh Naik Raut | Desk: Rosario Soares

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