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Uppo – Ploughing


A part of the Aipani  the  five types of work carried out in paddy fields during the rainy season,  Ploughing is the process in farming, to loosen the soil for sowing seeds.

Type of work

This process helps in cutting and turning over the fresh nutrients of the soil to the surface and breaking down the remains of previous crops. This process also helps the soil in holding more moisture content.

In the ancient days this process was carried out with the help of animals such as cattle or horses and nowadays by tractors. When agriculture was first started digging sticks, hoes and mattocks were used.

Work Force

The work force for this would be either  Mui Aal – Kood Aal  or  regular wages