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.
|Year||Area ( ha)||Yield q/ha||Gross Income||Cost of Cultivation||Net Income|
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)|
Area Under turmeric was 2.5 ha. in 2010 and extended up to 56.5 ha. in 2014.
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