Advantages of advanced techniques in Horticulture
Know how Rahul Dahiya earned profit in horticulture
Rahul Dahiya, a resident of Fatehabad district of Haryana, has adopted advanced farming techniques in the horticulture sector. He is doing many fruit horticulture in 23 acres area. In this, he owns 13 acres of land and the remaining 10 acres is taken on lease. He started horticulture with guava cultivation in 2 acres. Today, apart from guava, he has also planted plum, peach, banana, malta, tangerine, papaya, seasonal fruits etc. in his orchards.
Produce sold in fruit markets of Delhi, Haryana and Punjab
Rahul Dahiya, a resident of Dehman village, has planted guava variety Hisar Safeda in 4 acres, Shane Punjab variety of peach in 5 acres, plum variety Sutlej Purple in 5 acres, banana variety G-9 in 2.5 acres. In the rest of the land, papaya, sweet lime, malta and tangerine are cultivated as well as poultry farming.
Rahul Dahiya gathered information from ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Division of Agricultural Economics and Krishi Vigyan Kendra located in Fatehabad before starting horticulture. Rahul Dahiya is in constant touch with agricultural scientists. On his advice, he adopts advanced techniques in his farming. Rahul says that farming has the potential to give good profits. It just takes a little out of the box thinking and a little smart work.
Rahul Dahiya had to bear the initial expenditure in changing the method of farming, but gradually the profit increased. Started selling his produce in fruit markets of Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. This made him profitable and he went on climbing the ladder of success.
Took advantage of government schemes
Rahul Dahiya has also reduced the cost of farming by taking advantage of many schemes of the government. Have also taken advantage of various subsidies from the government. Taking advantage of 90% subsidy being given on drip irrigation, this method was used in horticulture. The water in Rahul Dahiya’s area is salty. That’s why it was necessary to make a pond for drip irrigation. He also got a community pond constructed under the National Horticulture Mission.
Intercropping technique also adopted
Rahul Dahiya has also included intercropping technique in his gardening. Intercropping is the cultivation of two or more crops in the same field at the same time in different rows. Intercropping helps prevent soil erosion during the rainy season. Intercropping technique also reduces the risk of farmers. Even after one crop is destroyed, the yield is obtained from the subsidiary crop. Due to diversity in crops, the effect of diseases and pests is also less. In intercropping, such crops should be selected which are helpful to each other.
Rahul says that by adopting poultry farming, fish farming and cow farming along with intercropping techniques, farmers can reduce their cost and increase the profit percentage. In this way, natural manure is also available for the fields.
Prepared fruit nursery
Rahul Dahiya has also made a fruit nursery. His nursery is recognized by Haryana Horticulture Board and National Horticulture Board. In this, peach variety Shane Punjab, plum variety Sutlej Purple and guava variety Hisar Safeda are most in demand. Rahul Dahiya sells all these fruit plants at subsidized price only.
More profit in horticulture
Rahul Dahiya believes that horticulture crops are more profitable than traditional crops produced by farmers. Compared to paddy, wheat or vegetables, horticulture gives 10 to 15 percent more income. Farmers can increase their profits further by joining food processing. Horticulture also has the potential to generate employment opportunities. He himself has associated 30 to 35 rural youth with him.
In today’s date, Rahul Dahiya is guiding other farmers by becoming a source of inspiration as well. In his village Dehman, in a total area of 450 acres, more farmers are adopting these methods and doing farming and earning profit.
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