In this fast-moving world, nobody has time. When it comes to lifestyle, everything has changed drastically. In the olden days, every house had its own designated area for agriculture. Paddy, vegetables and other necessary items would be cultivated there. But today, all the things we need for a house are found in sealed tins. This has also compromised our health.
However, the description given above is not true for a group of men from Nooluvalli, Thrissur. Sumesh and his friends have a story of triumph to tell. These friends have cultivated a special type of paddy called Navara, which is a medicated kind of rice. The doctors prescribe Navara for various diseases. It helps in the management of debilitating neuro-muscular diseases as well as certain types of arthritic and auto-immune diseases.
Sumesh, who is an assistant film director and has worked for movies like ‘Olipporu’, is part of a 12-member group that includes private company workers, government employees and even students. The desire in these young minds is strong, so finding time for agriculture is not a difficult task for them.