Further to my various threads, I have visited few sites in Thirunelveli dist, specifically area near to Thenkasi whether water and good soil available. I was also desperately searching for cheap land as widely discussed in this forums.
However the fact is different.
Property price is sharp rise in every where. The so called cheap land available, most of them are un fertile or very tough to access, or non availability of water or pron to wild animal access.
there are several link of brokers are involved. and most of the land banks are collection of several ancestral properties hence large scale legal involvements/.complications in docs.
On road side, easy to access with clear docs land cost min 8-10lac per acere.
The land I have seen which was quoted cheap is very remote and in border to forest. I will upload photos later. Soil is purely red, but heavy sand contents in soil is visible. in rainy season heavy water flow in the land and hence may most of the top soil /fertile may lost. being close to forest, and in slope, heavy wind, wild bore, deers, and some time wild elephant visit the farm. Do not know how Solar fencing would be help to prevent. So limited crops like Cocount, amla and mango possible. banana cultivation may not be possible. yes ofcource elecrtcicty connection is available but power cut is more than 14 hrs. there are 3 bores and two have some water availibility now,. do not know what would be the situation in summer.
I felt such land may be suitable only for fodder cultivation …etc. but again road access would be a tedious. There is road but can access only in 4WD jeep and also takes min 1-2 hrs to reach the land. Surpriisingly though road is tough the land is flat
My dream to purchase some cheap land and develop farms little bit shattered. I felt we are late to accure land …
One of the most most problem may face is that labour shortage. Tamilandu was one the greatest supplier of labour but now even that Tamilandu is importing labours from orrissa, bengal, but I dont see it will last more than 4-5 yrs. So we need to enusure that the land we procure must be accessable for maximum mechanisation.
with the rising land price, coming days may very tough for new comers to develop farm and sustain. yes if have sufficient back up funds may indulge for our own satisfaction but may not a source of regular income as other business does.
I will upload the snaps for members review later.