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Pathanamthitta is a true farm tourism destination housing tropical diversity adorned with fertile agricultural land where plantations, paddy, tapioca, varieties of vegetables and spices like cardamom, pepper etc. are extensively cultivated. Pathanamthitta as a farm destination also abounds in rubber plantations.Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Pathanamthitta farm tourism destination.About 80% of the district population depend on it directly or indirectly. The main crops raised in the district are paddy, tapioca, rubber, sugarcane, pepper and banana, making Pathanamthitta a farm tourism destination with lot of scope.
There are 3 seed farms in the farm tourism destination of Pathanamthitta which concentrate in the production of paddy seeds, vegetable seeds, rooted pepper cutting etc. Besides being a developing farm tourism destination,Pathanamthitta also houses the main species of livestock in the district viz. cows, buffaloes, goats, sheep, pigs, fowls and ducks. There are 37 veterinary dispensaries in the district and one mobile farm aid unit functioning at Ayravon, Konni.
This farm tourism destination of Pathanamthitta is known for its two fish breeding centres located at Panivelichira about 15 kms away from the district headquarters.At this fish farm, fingerlings of Catla, Rohu, Mrigal, Labeo, Cyprimes etc can be seen and bought by the farmers. The farm at Polachira near Kaviyoor is a National Fish Seed Farm. As per the National Fish Seed Programme, a Chinese hatchery is being constructed at Polachira.
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