Traditional Seed Storage System in Konkan (Western Maharashtra)

Storing paddy or other grains’ seeds for the next season is a task for farmers practicing natural or organic farming. This hay bundling system is a traditional way of stocking seeds of paddy, raagi, lentil or lima beans and even kate kangar (type of yam). You need nothing but just little stuff from your own farm itself. One more thing you would need the skill and experience to build these seed bundles (पोळं, ‘Pola’ as we call it in the native marathi). With changing times, the art or the skill is being forgotten and this video is an effort to archive it for the ones who are interested.

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