A Kumbura or Ketha is the land where farmers cultivate paddy. A large paddy tract known as ‘Kumburuyaya’ is divided into smaller Kumburu each belonging to an individual farmer.
Paddy saplings and seeds are sown into the Kumbura after it is ploughed, leveled and fertilized
A Kumburuyaya consists of large portions of land called Liyadi, this is where paddy is grown. Liyadi are surrounded by ridges called Niyara which allows farmers to walk through the paddy field without disturbing the crop. An opening made in the Niyara, called Vakkada, supplies water to the Kumbura.
Smaller areas of land called Kanati are used to manage water supply to the Kumbura. There are two types of Kumburu: Goda Kumbura (dependant on rainfall) and Mada Kumbura (has a permanent water supply).