The "rice culture" of Kerala is fast vanishing due to the increasing diversion of the land for non-agricultural purposes. The real estate sector is gradually swallowing up the rice cultivating low-lying wetlands. This paper attempts to examine the growth of real estate business and consequent destruction of the wetland ecosystems in the state.
Dr. P. P. Nikhil Raj and Azeez, P. A., “Real estate and agricultural wetlands in Kerala”, Economic and Political Weekly, pp. 63–66, 2009.