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When all trees have been cut down, when all animals have been hunted, when all waters are polluted, when all air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. - Cree Prophecy

Sunday, May 04, 2008

more poison folks?

Heard of the unseasonal rains in most parts of TN in April? heard of the cries of farmers of the loss?? heard of the big shouts from govt side about compensations???
ok, we all know what happens to such compensations, who really benefits and all that..
2 observations that struck me the most during my travel just after those rains..
1/ happened to see few of the farmers who had practised SRI method (aka madagascar method) and the loss was not as heavy. infact the paddy stalks were standing straight enof as against the now-regular bunch crops. hmm, way to go ain't?
2/ heard about lots of livestock perish suddenly after that rain, esp goats..it was founded that it was due the (excessive) usage of some toxic chemicals (in the form of pesticides & fertilisers). got it? the chemicals used for the short term produces like various dals/beans in that season were in high quantities in these plants and due to the unseasonal rains the plants fell and most of them rotted. so the chemicals were copiously dispursed in to the stagnant water. The livestocks that happened to feed on these stalks or water perished! so now they slowly realise what killed the livestock could infact kill us humans too!! some more poison folks?

2 Comments:

  • At May 09, 2008 8:01 AM, Anonymous Babuji said…

    Hi Ananth,

    Check out the recent Outlook Business Issue (the one before the latest issue). SRI is described as one of the 10 things that may radically change lives of people in India...it also refers to some organisations that actively propagage it...

    Cheers,
    Babuji

     
  • At May 10, 2008 2:02 AM, Blogger Ananthoo said…

    thanks babuji!thats a news..meanwhile even TN govt is now advising SRI ofcourse after renaming it in chaste thamizh!

     

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