This farmer of Madhya Pradesh did drip system farming from empty bottles of glucose, now earning in lakhs:
What is the whole matter?
Actually, this farmer belongs to Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh. Jhabua is a hilly tribal area, where farming is a very difficult task. Farmers could not get the desired results due to rain based farming. In such a situation, a farmer Ramesh Boria developed a new idea.
In the year 2009-2010, he contacted agricultural scientists of the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) and explained the problem of his area.
Scientists suggested that they start vegetable cultivation in small patches during the rainy and winter months. Because their land was suitable for such farming. But due to delay in the monsoon, the rib began to deteriorate.
After that, after consulting with the scientists, they hanged the bottles of glucose water lying near every plant like drip system.
They bought the waste bottles for Rs 20 a kg. By cutting the upper parts of these bottles they made inlets and hung them near the plants. Water drops from these bottles drop on the plants.
Neither the plants dried nor the water wasted due to this technique of Ramesh. He was also successful in earning a profit of about 15 thousand rupees from just 0.1 hectare of land. Not only this, Ramesh was also awarded the certificate along with appreciation from the District Administration and Agriculture Minister of Madhya Pradesh Government.