Friday, August 5, 2016

Farmer 'goes bananas' instead of soya bean, smells success

TOI file photo for representation. 

RAIPUR: On switching over to banana cultivation from soya bean farming, a small farmer Shrawan Sinha, owning six acres of land in village Bahara of Kabirdham district has not only fetched a record breaking yield of 50kg from each banana bunch but also made three times more profit of Rs3.84 lakh from each acre of banana cultivation.

Shrawan's success has influenced other farmers of his village to take up horticulture farming along with growing pulses and paddy.

Talking to TOI, Shrawan said, "Horticulture produces sell like hot-cakes, which fetch us profit in liquid cash as the middlemen or direct veggie market vendors buy produce directly from our farm. This has boosted my morale for continuing in agriculture." The farmer switched over to banana cultivation for the first time in his life under horticulture scheme of area expansion of banana cultivation.

Source: TOI

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