N.V. Krishnan

Sri. N. V Krishnan trailed from Mangalore as a priest for undertaking ritutals in a temple at Thrikkaipetta village. He has born to Mr.Venketesh Bhatt and Prabhavati as 7th son of their 12 children. Being a photographer, a custodian conserver and a birder he safeguards crops, trees and host plants. He owns 3 acres of land and 3 acres of leased land for conservation and organic farming.

Krishnan’s paddy field. He follows traditional farming methods as a passion on conservation irrespective of the financial benefits

Sri. Krishnan’s main crops are coffee, pepper, areca nut, rice and vegetables. ‘Ghandhakasala’ and ‘Jeerakasala’ are the major rice crops. These crops are mainly for the income. He follows traditional farming methods as a passion irrespective of the financial benefits. Livestock has been conserved for culturing ‘Jeevamrtitam and Beejamrtitam’, the organic plant growth promoters and channelized into field to maintain the fertility of the soil and essential microbial growth. Thulasi leaf tincture has used as a chief pesticide in his farm, and ‘Parakam’(Ficus hispida) and ‘Pachakarpooram’ (Artemesia vulgaris)aspest repellents. He cultivates many leguminous plants after the harvest to improve the soil fertility. During off season, both native and hybrid varieties of vegetables have cultivated in the paddy field such as Carrot, Beetroot, Cauliflower, Ladies finger, Broccoli, Chilli, Cucurbits and cultivated tubers as inter crops. The diversity includes Taros as ‘Palchembu’ (Xanthosoma sagittifolium), ‘Makkaleppotti’ (Colocasia esculenta) and ‘Chena’ (Amorphophallus companulatus). He conserves native varieties such as ‘Chettan’, ‘Valenkotta’, ‘Nadesan’, ‘Karimundi’ and ‘Panniyoor’ of pepper.

N. V Krishnan’s snapshot on Black-rumped flameback from his field

His farm is a haven for faunal and floral species. There are 146 varieties of birds, 21 varieties of frogs-, 18 varieties of hawk, 20 varieties of spider, 40 varieties of butterflies and 7 varieties of snakes. The scrub jungle near the rivulets of his paddy field is the nesting and roosting place of birds and other inhabitants of nature.