The farmers from Odduchuddan had complained that they are unable destroy ‘korai’ grass which had invaded their paddy fields. they said they used the weedicide recommended now, namely C.P.A.60 and C.P.A. 50 without any effect.
The company which markets this weedicide had come to the spot and had sprayed 9 times in a plot, but the grass had survived all attempts, the farmers said. They have now appealed to the Agricultural Department to recommend them an effective weedicide, stating further that they have lost several thousand Rupees due to the ineffectiveness of weedicides.