Local resistance against converting agriculture land as small plots for real estate business has started yielding results in some parts of the district of late.

In many places, local environmental groups and farm workers have come forward to resist the conversion of paddy fields and other agricultural land. The Kerala State Karshaka Thozhilali Union (KSKTU) took up the issue of farm-land conversion with District Collector P.M. Ali Asgar Pasha on July 2, 2012 and actions were initiated against conversion of farm land in many parts of the district.