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Digambarbhai Valvi got a big profit from the production of moong seed, sold the moong as a seed instead of selling it as a grain

Farmers are benefiting from the seed production program of Krishi Vigyan Kendra


Pulses are a cheap and excellent source of protein for vegetarians, hence the consumption of pulses and its products is high in the country. Moong is rich in protein. It also has a good demand in the market, but there is shortage of quality moong seed in the country. In view of this, the Ministry of Agriculture Welfare established Seed Hub Centers under the Council of Agricultural Research, Government of India, to increase the production of seeds. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Vyara is also one of the seed hubs selected under this project. Here the seeds of tur, gram and moong started being produced during the Kharif, Rabi and summer seasons. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Vyara also organized several training programs on seed production, which benefited the farmers.

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This farmer from Gujarat started seed production 

After participating in the training program organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Vyara, farmer Digambarbhai of Tapi district of Gujarat started production of moong seed. He was provided with 95 kg seeds of GM-6, an improved variety of moong, from Krishi Vigyan Kendra. They were also told about how to register themselves as seed producers. In fact, the scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, after visiting Digambarbhai’s farm, told him about the seed hub scheme and inspired him to produce moong seeds.

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Scientific technology made moong seed production rich

Digambarbhai used scientific techniques for crop production after sowing the improved seeds from KVK. Due to this they got good yield and there was no outbreak of diseases and pests. He did not face any problem in getting himself registered as a seed producer, as the Gujarat Seed Certification Agency helped him in this work. 

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How much profit was made in seed production? 

Digambarbhai received 2888 kg of moong seed, which was purchased by KVK Vyara at the rate of Rs 9,000 per quintal under the Seed Hub scheme. Thus he earned an income of about Rs 2,59,920, out of which net profit of Rs 2,30,280 after deducting cost of Rs 29,100 was earned. Had he sold moong as a grain in the market, he would have earned only Rs 1,73,060.

Digambarbhai is completely satisfied with the seed production scheme and is motivating other farmers of nearby villages to do the same. Digambarbhai is a progressive farmer who always believes in using new technology in farming. Apart from this, he does not shy away from doing new experiments in farming.

Among the pulse crops, moong has the highest amount of protein, so it is considered very beneficial for health. The demand of green moong is increasing day by day among the people and to meet this increasing demand more production is needed, which will require good quality seeds. Therefore, moong seed production is a profitable deal, due to which the farmers are also earning good money.

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