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JOHAR Agri Mart: The Johar Agri Mart running in the state is proving to be a boon for the farmers of Jharkhand. Through this, farmers are getting the solution of agricultural problems under one roof. From here they are getting information about the advanced technology of agriculture, as well as fertilizers and seeds are also being made available to the farmers. Due to this their income has also increased.
Farmers of Jharkhand (FarmersImproved farming under one roofSmart Farming) The facilities related to agriculture are available. agriculture (Agriculture) is getting information related to this, it is helping in increasing the income of the farmers. This initiative has been taken by Johar Project. Under this initiative, women farmers are being worked under one roof to solve the problems related to improved farming materials, equipment and other problems. At present there are 25 Johar Agri Marts in total 11 districts of the state.JOHAR Agri Mart) is being operated. Here, apart from the farmers associated with the producer groups, all kinds of materials and services related to farming are being made available to the common farmers at reasonable prices.
Through this new initiative of Johar, farmers are not only being provided with all the materials related to farming like high quality fertilizers, seeds, pesticides etc. at reasonable prices, but also soil testing, weather information, agricultural machinery etc. for advanced farming. The facility is being made available at reasonable prices. Under the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, through the Johar project, the Johar Agri Mart is being operated to strengthen the agricultural infrastructure in the state and make the farmers self-reliant. Apart from the sale of agricultural goods in Johar Agri Mart, work is also being done to connect the farmers with better techniques for advanced farming.
Agri Mart working like one stop center
There is also a system of measures and suggestions related to improved farming to the farmers. With the operation of Johar Agri Mart, not only the farmers have to travel a short distance to purchase the materials, but they can also easily get high quality fertilizers, seeds, pesticides, urea, DAP etc. at 10% less price from the local market. are. In this way, Johar Agri Mart is working like a one stop center for the farmers, which is benefitting the farmers.
35000 farmers are getting technical service
Farmers belonging to producer groups are being connected with technical consultants by adding them in WhatsApp group under Agri Mart. Through this, farmers are getting solutions to the problems related to farming from 10:30 to 5 pm every day. Important suggestions, solutions and solutions to problems are shared to local livelihood farmer friends and farmers through the WhatsApp group of Johar Agri Mart. Presently, more than 35,000 farmers are getting technical services from a total of 25 agri-marts across the state. Through the sale of its various services and materials, Johar Agri Mart has done a business of about 12 crores.
Rural women are getting benefits
Geeta Devi of Ranichacho village of Chanho block of Ranchi has benefited a lot from this. She is learning new techniques of agriculture by joining the producer group. Along with this, Johar is also doing advanced farming with the help of Agri March. Geeta, the operator of Johar Agri Mart, tells that, by connecting with Johar Agri Mart through the producer group, spraying the right insecticide in proper quantity is getting good yield, as well as the quality is better. Geeta now cultivates vegetables throughout the year. With the operation of Agri Mart, they are getting good quality seeds, fertilizers and other items, due to which the produce is getting good price in the market. On the other hand, Savita tells that now their earnings have also increased. He said that apart from selling vegetables in the local market, they also send them to big cities like Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Chhattisgarh.
Target of business of 15 crores through Agri Mart in Kharif crop
Rural Development Secretary Dr. Manish Ranjan informed that the sisters of the producer company are getting benefited through Agri Mart under the Johar project. Availability of agro-based inputs is increasing production. Providing solutions to every problem sitting at home to the farmers. A target of 15 crore business has been set through Agri Mart in the coming Kharif crop. At the same time, a target has been set to set up 50 agrimarts by farmer producer companies in this financial year.
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