Vallikunnam: Organic farming has caught up and more and more people are resorting to sustainable, green practices in agriculture. A police inspector, who has inherited his family's passion for farming, has converted the premises of his station and house into farms.
Abdul Latif, an assistant sub inspector at Kurathikad station, has been cultivating mainly organic vegetables and fruits for the past two years. He has used good quality saplings for cultivation in the one-and-a half acre land.
Latif has used 85 cents for bio-cultivation. His wife Shamina and children also lend a hand at farming at home, while colleagues join in his effort at the station premises.
The Onattukara Farmers Club has honoured Latif. He has also won the best farmer award from the Vallikunnam panchayat.
Latif, a resident of Pochatharavilayil house at Kaduvanal, Vallikunnam, in Thrissur district, has also turned a beekeeper of late. The police officer plans to remain a farmer after retirement.