The unseasonal rains have put a threat to the fragrant paddy in Sarguja region. The aromatic paddy crop is ripe. The standing paddy crop has fallen in the fields due to the rains and winds from the last two days. The crop that has been cut in the barn has also completely drenched. In such a situation, it is not easy to miss. If the weather does not open then farmers may have to suffer losses. Aromatic traditional paddy that includes cumin seeds prominently. In Surguja region, farmers only plant cumin seed. They also plant bison with it.
The specialty of both these paddy is that chemical fertilizer seems to be very less in it or many farmers do not even use chemical fertilizer. Therefore it is tasty and quite aromatic to eat. Especially the demand for cumin seed is very high. Still 80 to 100 rupees per kg of clean and cuminful rice people buy hand-to-hand. The possibility of deteriorating quality has increased due to this fragrant paddy earrings being sold at a nominal price. In Surguja, paddy sales farmers on support prices cultivate fragrant paddy in large acreage for their own use. Rainfall during harvesting, miscegenation has worried farmers.
In the Surguja district, where farmers do hybrid paddy cultivation on a large scale, farmers have been cultivating traditional aromatic paddy varieties for years throughout the year in moist moisture fields. Around 6000 hectares of aromatic paddy varieties have been planted in Surguja zone. In this, only about 3000 hectares of varieties of cumin seed are planted, because its growth is high and the plants are very thin so the earrings are bent after ripening. Due to the weight of the earrings, paddy crop falls on the ground in unseasonal rain and strong wind. Since it is cultivated in already deep fields, the earrings get spoiled due to moisture from both the sides due to paddy land in the rain.