Chekkadi, the rice bowl of Wayanad

Wayanad: To Chekkadi villagers, paddy cultivation is not only their livelihood but also their cultural as well as belief. To those who say paddy cultivation is loss and its strenuous Chekkadi village gives them a befitting answer by bringing in good yields through farming. All families including tribes are involved in paddy cultivation in this village. The specialty is that more tribes in the state are indulged in paddy cultivation from Chekkadi village. During the month of ‘Karkidakam’ the fields will spread its greenery and when it’s ripe turns to golden colour. The villagers use traditional seeds like ‘gandhakasala’ for cultivation.

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