The natives are looking forward to see the breathtaking water lilies in full bloom in the coming days.
The cut has been implemented reportedly considering the increase in paddy cultivation and yield over the years.
Paddy is the main kharif crop, the sowing of which has begun with the onset of the Southwest monsoon. The Met Department has projected a normal monsoon for the June-September period.
Johnson, hailing from Manjapra, Ernakulam, settled down on five acres he had bought at Thrissilery years ago with a plan was to follow Wayanad’s traditional farming methods.
The self immolation bid by two farmers in Kerala's Kottayam district and the protests that ensued shocked the poll-bound bound state earlier this month.
During the last 15 years, water lilies have been blooming for six months in the area after the rainy season.
Those who had left their paddy fields fallow can also benefit from the royalty scheme provided they guarantee that they would cultivate their paddy fields directly or through farming agencies.
The process in Kerala began on September 21 and in Punjab and Haryana from September 26.
In the past 32 years, 6.25 lakh hectares of paddy fields vanished in the state, as per data provided by the Agriculture Department.
The 19-year-old midfielder, who has already graduated to the senior national team, joined his father in the transplantation of the paddy seedlings in the fields made muddy by Monsoon rains in his native village in Manipur.