Let me tell you, a farmer from Jhabua, a tribal-dominated district of Madhya Pradesh, has earned a bumper by cultivating a drip system from the bottle of wasted glucose. Explain that it was difficult to cultivate in the hilly tribal area, due to which they brought out this new technology.
- Last Updated:November 24, 2020, 12:48 PM IST
Let me tell you, a farmer from Jhabua, a tribal-dominated district of Madhya Pradesh, has earned a bumper by cultivating a drip system from the bottle of wasted glucose. Explain that it was difficult to do farming in the hilly tribal area, due to which they brought out this new technology.
Nursery set up in a few daysHe contacted NAIP (National Agricultural Innovation Project) KVK scientists in the year 2009-2010 and under his guidance, started vegetable cultivation in a small patch of land during the winter and rainy seasons. This farming was perfectly suitable for this kind of land. Here they started growing bitter gourd, sponge gourd. Soon he also built a small nursery.
Due to lack of water there, his crop may be spoiled. He sought the help of NAIP again. Where experts suggested that they adopt an irrigation technique with the help of water bottles of waste glucose. He used glucose plastic bottles of Rs 20 per kg and cut the upper half to make an inlet for water. After that, he hung them near these plants.
Earned so much profit in one season
Let us tell you that with the help of these bottles, they made a drop-by-drop flow. After this, his children were asked to refill all the bottles before going to school in the morning, with the technology, he made a profit of Rs 15,200 from the 0.1-hectare land after the end of the season.
Other farmers of the village also adopted this technique
Explain that with this technique, they also saved the plants from drying as well as saving water. Apart from this, the bottle of waste glucose is put to use plastic or else these bottles are always thrown in the garbage can itself. Let us know that soon other farmers of the village also adopted it. Ramesh Baria was awarded a certificate of appreciation from the District Administration and the Agriculture Minister of the Government of Madhya Pradesh.