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INDIA: Tapioca cultivation becomes important commercial crops in South

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Farmers in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu have switched to Tapioca cultivation as raw material for several industrial products.

The province stands first in respect of processing of Tapioca into starch and sago and hence this crop has ...

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CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA (DECEMBER 31, 2010) (ANI-NO ACCESS BBC)
FARMERS UPROOTING TAPIOCA PLANT
FARMERS ARRANGING TAPIOCA PLANTS
FARMERS UPROOTING TAPIOCA PLANTS
A TAPIOCA PLANT BEING UPROOTED ...

CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA (DECEMBER 31, 2010) (ANI-NO ACCESS BBC)
FARMERS UPROOTING TAPIOCA PLANT
FARMERS ARRANGING TAPIOCA PLANTS
FARMERS UPROOTING TAPIOCA PLANTS
A TAPIOCA PLANT BEING UPROOTED
TAPIOCA PLANT BEING LYING ON GROUND
FARMERS UPROOTING TAPIOCA PLANTS
TAPIOCA LYING ON GROUND
FARMERS PLUCKING TAPIOCA FROM THE PLANT
WOMEN PLUCKING TAPIOCA
FARMERS PLUCKING TAPIOCA FROM THE PLANT

(SOUNDBITE) (Tamil) PALANISAMY, A FARMER, SAYING:
"I am doing three acres of Tapioca cultivation. We have received per acres seven to 25 tonnes yield. It has been marketed between three to five thousand rupees. This is the best crop for drought as we receive 1.25 thousand per hectare. We are also enjoying rupees 4000 subsidy from the Horticulture department."

TAPIOCA BEING PUT IN A BASKET
FARMER CARRYING TAPIOCA KEPT IN A BASKET
FARMERS PUTTING TAPIOCA PLANT IN A BASKET
FARMERS CARRYING TAPIOCA KEPT IN A BASKET
FARMERS LOADING TAPIOCA IN A TRUCK
TAPIOCA CROP
TAPIOCA CROP KEPT IN A TRUCK
A WOMAN LOADING TAPIOCA IN A TRUCK

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DURAI SAMY, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT, SAYING:
"So concerned with the department we are giving technology transfer as well as intervention of the scientific cultivation among the farmers for which we have given training at tapioca research centre in Thiruvananthapuram."

TAPIOCA CROP BEING WEIGHED
FARMERS PUTTING TAPIOCA CROP IN A WEIGHING SCALE
A WEIGHING SCALE
TAPIOCA CROP BEING DIPPED IN WATER

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