Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2021
Vandiperiyar, the spice municipality in Idukki district in Kerala will be turned into a farm tourism centre from Friday. Here, seeds, vegetable and flower saplings will be exhibited and would be available for sale at the centre. At the farm, an official explained that this effort was designed to help familiarize visitors with agricultural developments.
The tranquil atmosphere of the farm on the side of the Kollam-Theni National Highway is an added advantage of this place. Those coming to Thekkady can drop in and witness several agricultural experiments happening over there.
It’s a ₹1.83-crore project:
For farm tourism, infrastructural developmental work started over a year ago at a cost of ₹1.83 crore. It has walkways, resting places and washrooms as well. The history about Kerala’s Vegetable Farm is provided here, besides details on the recent technological advancements in agriculture. The farm, under the Department of Agriculture, has a separate marketing counter as well as a cardamom and fruit processing section. V.T. Sulochana, the Principal Agriculture Officer, explained that at first for tourists, entry would be free of charge. She stated that farm tourism had huge potential in Idukki the State Vegetable Farm planned to make the use of it to the maximum. Farmers too would benefit from the venture, she added.