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Modern Farming: How Amarjeet Kaur became a successful farmer by adopting 3 cropping patterns

Success achieved through the use of advanced technology.


Farming now needs to be done like a business, and farmers should use more and more modern technology and equipment to reduce costs and increase profits, as Amarjit Kaur, a progressive woman farmer from Ambala, is doing. Amarjeet, 32, who has been farming for over a decade, has all the modern agriculture equipment on her farm. Apart from being updated about the latest techniques, she also implements them, that’s why she is one of the most successful women farmers in her area.

Took Responsibility after Father

Amarjit, a progressive woman farmer from Adhoi village in the Ambala district of Punjab, has been farming for more than 13 years. This is the main source of income for his family. Amarjit used to work part-time on his father’s farm earlier. But in 2007, due to the paralysis of his father, Amarjit took the entire responsibility of farming on her shoulders. She fulfilled this responsibility very well.

Equipped with Modern Equipment

Amarjit has 8.5 acres of irrigated land and a small dairy unit with two buffaloes. His farm has many modern agriculture equipment like Submersible Tubewell, Tractor, MB Plough, Disc Harrow, Happy Seeder, DSR.

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Training changed Attitudes

Until she came in contact with the scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, she used to cultivate traditional crops, which did not bring enough income from farming or dairy venture. Then she came in contact with the scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra and the Agriculture Department, and her attitude towards agriculture changed.

Now she started farming like a business and adopted all new and advanced techniques, which increased the production of crops. To develop skills and knowledge, she has attended various training programs organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Ambala and also took advice from experts in the agriculture department.

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Changes made in Farming

She is adopting three cropping pattern. First rice-wheat-moong, second sugarcane-onion-ratoon and third potato-onion-fodder. With the help of technical advice from experts, she is using soil testing, Resource Conservation Technologies (RCTs), using improved seeds of crops like wheat, gram, moong and mustard.

  • Along with using improved varieties of seeds, she treats the seeds with biofertilizers and resource conservation technology to reduce the cost of cultivation and earn more profit.
  • She sets an example of integrated agriculture by running a dairy unit along with farming. Vermicompost, vermi wash is used in crop production. Use of bamboo in cucumber crop and cultivation of high yielding variety of fodder.
  • Seeing the problem of water, he cultivated maize instead of paddy in some areas during the Kharif season.
  • In view of the climate change, 2 years ago she started completely organic farming. For this advice and guidance was received from the experts of Krishi Vigyan Kendra.

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How much is the Earning?

He is earning an annual income of around Rs 6.7 lakh from the farming and dairy units. He has also received many honors for his unprecedented contribution to agriculture. Amarpreet has made a mark in her district as a progressive woman farmer and trainer and women are trying to follow in her footsteps in modern farming.

Also Read: Integrated Farming: Earn lakhs from a small piece of land

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