We often come across cases where people illegally try to fill wetlands or cut trees, harm the environment and destroy agriculture. With such cases increasing rapidly, many committees and societies that fight to restore agriculture and save wetlands have also come up over the years. These efforts, to a certain extent, have been able to achieve their aim with the government formulating various policies to protect wetlands and promote agriculture.
However, things are completely different and in fact very complicated for Thomas Vymeli, a retired bank officer, who decided to start farming on his 2-acre barren plot in Cheranaloor after a period of 25 years. Thomas, who ventured into integrated farming on his land after consulting with the agricultural officer and according to the suggestion of the scientists at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, is now under extreme distress.