Tamil Nadu: Kolli Hills' farmers urge government to introduce more pepper varieties for better yield
Despite horticulture officials’ efforts to expand the area of cultivation of pepper, the farmers feel introducing more varieties would be of great help while competing with States like Kerala.
According to sources, though illegal manufacturing of explosives stopped a few years ago, the tribals were not ready to surrender the country made guns.
Despite its scenic beauty, the Kolli Hills has not drawn a large footfall of tourists due to a lack of enough amenities and inadequate safety measures.
Farmers atop Kolli Hills say they no longer have the motivation to continue with coffee cultivation.
Finding skilled labourers is the main problem. Coffee cultivation involves several tasks such as sowing seeds, plucking coffee beans, and drying and cleaning them