Success Story

Chilly Farmer

In district Bulandshahr there are majority of small and marginal farmers involved in Agriculture. It is really difficult to improve the falling socio- economic status of these farmers due to lack of resources required for farming. Diversification in agriculture is a big demand of today. Everybody who is involved in agriculture need to break the trend and step forward to raise the level of living.

Taking such points under consideration 4 years ago one such marginal farmer named Shri - Raj kumar s/o Sri- Amar Singh Vill – Baral , Bulandshahr village which falls under NCR region hence facilitated by good market, being one of the adopted village of KVK, Bulandshahr, started cultivation of green chilly in 2011 very small area ( 0.08 ha.). He contacted KVK scientists and attained trainings and demonstrations on chilly cultivation, like production technology, improved high yielding varieties, seed treatment, IPM practises and other such aspects.

In 2012 after regular visits of KVK Scientists he increased the area up to 0.20 ha and acquired yield of 120.8 quintals / ha with net profit of Rs 131955.00. Similarly, in next year 2013 again expanded area up to 0.40 ha and flourished yield of 132.6q / ha with net profit of Rs 165500.00 . At present time his crop is still there in the field and the area is 0.50 ha.

Now he is quiet satisfied with the production and the income he benefitted with. Earlier he was involved in traditional farming system and so he was dissatisfied with the less earnings. Now he is happy and in regular touch of KVK and eager to introduce some other diversifications in the farming pattern.

The details of cultivation is given below :

Year Area ( ha) Yield q/ha Gross Income Cost of Cultivation Net Income
2011 0.08 102.5 169125 85630 83495
2012 0.20 120.8 223480 91525 131955
2013 0.40 132.6 264000 98500 165500
2014 0.50 140.4 294840 108000 186840

Turmeric

Back Ground :

No Commercial Cultivation of Turmeric.

Farmer’s use local varieties.

Introduction of variety Pant Pritam & Vallabh Priya.

Details of Farmer :

Name : Sh. Gyanendra Singh

Village : Ali pur Gijhori, Bulandshahr.

Area : 4.7 ha.

Varieties : Pant Pritam, Vallabh Priya, Roma,Rashmi.

Year Area ( ha) Yield q/ha Yield Powder (qt.) Power Rate (Rs./qt) Gross Return (Rs Lacs /ha) Cost of Cultivation (Rs in Lacs /ha) Net Return (Rs in Lacs /ha)
2011 0.5 105.0 17.0 9000.00 1.53 0.51 1.02
2012 2.0 430.0 77.4 9000.00 6.97 2.25 4.72
2013 3.0 705.0 130.4 7000.00 9.13 3.95 5.18
2014 3.6 865.0 173.0 8500.00 14.70 5.28 9.42

Area Under turmeric was 2.5 ha. in 2010 and extended up to 56.5 ha. in 2014.

Case study of Maize

Back Ground

  • Lack of suitable varieties for cob purposes.
  • Farmer’s use local varieties.
  • Introduction of variety HQPM-1 & Double.
  • Encouragement of suitable cob maize varieties.

  • Technology Transfer:

    Seed rate:20 kg /ha

    Spacing- 60 x 30 cm

    NPK – 120:60:40+ 25 kg Zink IPM Technology

    Year Total Area ( ha.) Area under old/ Improved Varieties ( ha.)
    2010 31100 Comp. Var. : 51 %
    Double : 34 %
    HQPM-1 : 15 %
    2011 32200 Comp. Var. : 42 %
    Double : 38 %
    HQPM-1 : 20 %
    2012 34600 Comp. Var. : 32 %
    Double : 45 %
    HQPM-1 : 23 %
    2013 39500 Comp. Var. : 27 %
    Double : 48 %
    HQPM-1 : 25 %
    2014 42700 Comp. Var. : 23 %
    Double : 50 %
    HQPM-1 : 27 %

    Area under Imp. Var. maize increased from 49 % to 73 %.


    Yield /ha ( Cob weight) Net Income / ha.
    Comp. Var. : 42.00
    HQPM-1 : 58.0
    Comp. Var. : 60000.00
    HQPM-1 : 92000.00