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Fire | From juice to jaggery - Part 2 of 4 by Rahul Nair

South Goa is home to sugarcane farms.

Many can be witnessed on a drive along the national highway 66. One such farm is owned by the Velip family of Padi village. Every summer, the family works together for two weeks dividing themselves into teams, towards a common goal of converting all the sugarcane into hundreds of kilos of jaggery. A seasonal occupation that has been running in the family for generations. They work non-stop, day and night till the last cane is juiced and processed into jaggery.