Paulson Solomon is a farmer hailing from Karunapuram. In just 90 days, he has lost 300 banana bunches from his 3 ha plot, amounting to a loss of around Rs 300,000 (€3,600). Solomon cultivates various crops like cardamom, pepper and coffee. Along with that, around 25,000 banana plants were planted. Varieties of banana were cultivated as mixed crops. But when the harvest season began, thieves emerged.
According to an article on english.mathrubhumi.com¸ theft has become a routine incident at Solomon’s farm. Similar incidents are reported in the nearby plots too.