Black rice cultivation got good price to this farmer
Price of Black Rice goes up to Rs 500 per kg
The trend of farmers towards Black Rice Cultivation is increasing continuously in India. Till a few years ago, its cultivation was confined to the north eastern states like Manipur and Assam. Now it is being produced in many states including Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar. This is because due to its medicinal properties, its demand has increased in the market. Its cultivation can give good income to the farmers. One such farmer is Vipin Kumar Srivastava, a resident of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Pindari is a village in Gorakhpur district. Vipin Kumar Srivastava, a farmer living in this village, has a land of 4 acres. Vipin Kumar, a post graduate degree holder in MBA Finance, has become an example for the farmers of his area in today’s date. Vipin Kumar has made cultivation of black rice as his additional source of income. He has adopted new and advanced techniques too.
Why started black rice cultivation?
Vipin Kumar came in contact with the scientists of Mahayogi Gorakhnath Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) and showed his interest in the production of black rice. In 2019, on the guidance and technical advice of agricultural scientists of KVK, he started cultivating it in an organic way in an area of 0.5 acres. He got full help from Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
Increase in income
In the very first year he got good returns from black rice cultivation as compared to traditional paddy cultivation. Encouraged by this, he increased the area under black rice cultivation from 0.5 acres to 2.5 acres. In this way they got more profit. In 2019, where his annual net income was about 62,500, in 2020 he reached about 3,12,000.
Other farmers also got inspired
Vipin Kumar Srivastava is counted as one of the progressive farmers who played a leading role in popularizing the production of black rice in Gorakhpur district. Now seeing their success other farmers have also started cultivation of black rice using advanced techniques.
High Price, Good benefits
Usually where rice sells around Rs 80 to Rs 100 a kg. At the same time, the price of black rice rice starts from Rs 250. The cost of organic black paddy also goes up to Rs 500 per kg. Governments of many states are also encouraging farmers for its cultivation.
Anti-oxidant properties are found in abundance. Antioxidants work to detox and cleanse the body. Apart from this, vitamins B, vitamin E, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, etc. are found in more quantity than white rice and brown rice.
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