Organic Farming: Farmer Jairam Gaikwad is earning about 35 lakh rupees annually by using 10 acres of land for organic farming.
Jairam Gaikwad, an organic farmer in Madhya Pradesh.
Organic farming is in a lot of discussion at the moment. Madhya Pradesh is leading in this. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that all farmers (Farmers) to organic farming in a small part of his land (Organic Farming) should do. Jairam Gaikwad, a farmer of village Bagholi in Betul district, is one such farmer. He has his own 30 acres of land, out of which by using only 10 acres of land for organic farming, he is earning Rs 35 lakh annually. This is a good example for other farmers who think that there is no profit in such farming. Organic farming is being done in more than 17 lakh hectares in Madhya Pradesh. About eight and a half lakh farmers are doing such farming here. One of which is Jairam Gaikwad.
Jayaram is cultivating sugarcane in five acres, vermi compost unit in two acres, cowshed and dung gas plant, organic wheat in one and a half acres and organic vegetables in the remaining one and a half acres. He has 55 cows in the gaushala, from which he gets about 150 liters of milk every day. They are earning good money from them too. Jairam has become a source of inspiration for other farmers through his hard work.
Jairam has been doing organic farming for the last 15 years
Jairam says that he is doing organic farming for the last 15 years after getting registered with Madhya Pradesh State Organic Certification Organization, Bhopal. He told that from sugarcane he manufactures organic jaggery, which is sold in the market at a price of Rs 60 per kg. Which is better than normal jaggery. He sells the morning milk in the market and from the evening milk he prepares and sells mawa, paneer, curd and matha. This gives them a good income.
Other farmers learning the tricks of chemical free farming
Gaikwad says that as organic manure, he also makes Vermi Compost, from the sale of which he is getting good income and promoting organic farming. He told that he keeps on increasing his own work and knowledge with the new technology that has come in the field of agriculture by interacting with the officials of the Farmers’ Welfare and Agriculture Development Department. Now the farmers of the surrounding villages have also started coming to take guidance from Jairam. Because now there is more discussion on organic farming. Gaikwad has proved that if a farmer does chemical free farming in the right way, then he will not suffer.
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