Beating all Odds

by | Apr 4, 2019 | Events, Success Stories

Dan Singh, a 65 year old man from Manner Malla village in Patti district of Uttarakhand, practiced traditional farming on open terraces of rugged mountainous terrain. He was often confronted with hail storm, heavy rainfall, intense heat and incidences of pests and attack by wild animals. During an interaction with the villagers, the BAIF field team, realising the opportunity to transform the quality of life of villagers like Dan Singh, promoted poly house technology in the village. Dan Singh constructed a poly house on his farm. Plant protection measures were provided in convergence with Krishi Vigyan Kendra Lohaghat. With a total project support of Rs. 30,000 and intensive training, Dan Singh tasted success with tomato and capsicum raised in the poly house. His total income was Rs. 33,250 while his total expenditure amounted to Rs. 9000 enabling him to earn a net income of Rs. 24,250. Satisfied with the first harvest and price in the local market, he has been motivated to take up cultivation of minor spices twice a year. The demand for poly houses is on the rise in this village.

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