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Banana Farming: Amazing work done by son of the farmer of military family, 3 lakh per acre profit from banana production

Did not give up due to the damage caused by tomato and paddy cultivation


India ranks first in the world in terms of banana farming and production. India is the world’s leading producer of bananas with a share of about 25 per cent of the total production. About 27.5 million tonnes of bananas are produced in India every year. Banana is an important energy boosting fruit, due to which its demand remains in the market throughout the year. There are about three hundred varieties of this fruit found all over the world. Almost all parts of this plant such as the fruit, leaves and stem can be used. In such a situation, farmers are getting attracted towards banana cultivation. One such farmer is Joginder Singh, a resident of Madhya Pradesh, who is making good profits from banana cultivation. In this article, we will tell you how Joginder Singh bypassed the challenges and made a different identity in his area with the cultivation of banana.

Banana cultivation gave recognition to this farmer 

Joginder Singh, a resident of Kivalajhir village in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, did not earn much from paddy and tomato crop. In such a situation, he decided to try his hand at banana cultivation and planted banana saplings in 15 acres.

The history of the village that Joginder Singh belongs to, Kivalajhir, tells the story of many brave soldiers. In 1952, the heroes of the Azad Hind Fauj created by Netaji Subhash Chandra were brought here by the government by giving 20 acres of land per soldier, cattle for livelihood and many facilities including hospitals. The blood of the same heroes is also in the blood of Joginder Singh, who did not give up due to the loss caused by tomato and paddy cultivation.

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An example made by cultivating banana in unfavourable climate 

Joginder Singh thought of banana cultivation during the lockdown. Initially many people told him that it is not possible to grow banana in the local climate. One or two farmers of the area had tried their hand at banana cultivation, but they had to face losses. In such a situation, Joginder Singh took banana cultivation as a challenge and succeeded in it. Today, the result of this is that the nearby farmers are getting influenced by them and are taking interest in banana cultivation.

What are the things to be taken care of in banana cultivation? 

In a special conversation with Kisan of India, Joginder Singh shared many important information related to banana cultivation with us. Joginder cultivates G-9 variety of banana. He has planted 24 thousand saplings on 15 acres of land. Water is used more in banana cultivation, so they water the plants with drip irrigation technology. Also, care should be taken that there is no water logging in the field during the rainy season. Therefore, it is important to have good drainage system. It is important to keep a distance of 5 by 5 between two plants. It can be cultivated in black and yellow soil.

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Crop is ready for harvesting in 10 months 

A banana plant gives about 30 to 40 kg of fruit. Also, after its remaining leaves rot, they act as fertilizer for other banana crops. In this way organic manure is prepared automatically. Once the banana crop is planted, its crop is ready for harvesting within ten months. 

Also Read: Natural farming reduced the cost and increased profit for this farmer of Andhra Pradesh

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