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Farmer sets example in organic farming for drought-hit Bundelkhand

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Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh is considered as the backward region in agriculture owing to uncertainty of monsoon. The region is facing crisis due to drought since long time. Despite all these problems, the farmer Chitranjan Chourasia of village Niwari has set an example for other farmers by performing excellently in organic farming.

Chitranjan Chourasia, on suggestions from the Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development established a unit at his agriculture field to manufacture vermi –compost with the help of subsidy amount and started animal husbandry. He received amazing result in the agriculture yield from the organic fertilizer, not only the input cost of the crop has come down but the fertility of the soil increased. Chitranjan now is earning Rs. 10 to 15 thousand per month from the sale of 200 quintal fertliser. Moreover, he is getting 25 to 30 litre milk daily from the cows and buffaloes. After the domestic use, Chitranjan is also selling the remaining milk in the market. Beside this, he is also growing organic vegetables and the demand of his organic vegetables is always there in the nearby areas of his village.

The Agriculture Development Department has included the agriculture field of Chitranjan in Mukhya Mantri Khet Teerth Yojana. His agriculture field had been visited by about One thousand farmers of various blocks of the district.

Chitranjan was honoured with the Best Farmer Award by the Gujarat Government for his remarkable contribution in the agriculture sector and was also honoured with Ramji Mahajan Backward Class Service Award.

Notably, the organic farming has been adopted by over 1550 vilages of 313 blocks of Madhya Pradesh.

ASSOCHAM in its survey report has underlined monetary collection of Rs 23,000 crore, scope of export worth Rs 600 crore and opportunity for creation of 60 lakh new employments.

It has been stated in the report that Madhya Pradesh which is leading in the organic agriculture produces has made the country capable for 2.5 percent share of the world agriculture business.

Earlier, the share of the country was less than One percent in the world agriculture business.



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