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Kathiravel replaces Pesticides with neem seeds for Akshata Rice

Akshata Rice is  protected from bugs and pests using traditional and biological methods. such as the use of powdered neem seeds, dried makra leaves, crushed coconut shavings, sap from the jak fruit, cactus milk, branches of the kaduru tree, bamboo leaves and riverbed sand, are all employed when required and appropriate to deal with any infestations.

Akshata Farmer Kathiravel who belongs to the Akshata Green Force 4 cluster  explains the above method ;