Goa's disappearing <i>khazan</i> farms dying a slow death

Hilaro Siquera used to own a 243-hectare farm in Divar, about 6 km from Goa's capital, Panaji. His land isn't cultivable any more: saline water has claimed most of it. Most of Siqueria's fellow cultivators work as daily wagers, their farms having been reduced to mosquito-infested swamps.

Divar's 400-odd farms are no exception. Goa's agro-ecology based on khazan lands is on its death throes