Vrandavan becomes “lakhpati” by adopting SRI method of paddy
Bhopal: Shri Vrandavan Sahu of village Sakola in Anuppur district has fulfilled his dream to become “lakhpati’ within a year by adopting SRI method of paddy farming under the guidance of Agriculture Department officers.
Vrandavan Sahu possesses 6.3 hectare land. Of this, 2 hectares are irrigated. Earlier, Vrandavan used to grow paddy, wheat, gram, mustard etc. through Chhitakwa method. Despite so much land, the family could only sustain themselves anyhow by putting hard labour throughout year.
In year 2011-12, he grew 60 quintals of paddy per hectare by adopting SRI method of National Food Security Mission. He cultivated with more enthusiasm in year 2012-13 and grew hybrid paddy in 2 hectare and advance paddy in 0.4 hectare. He grew 70 quintals per hectare through SRI method and 50-60 quintals per hectare through hybrid paddy farming.
He earned net profit of Rs. 2 lakh after deducting production cost by selling paddy produced by him on support price. He now considers agriculture as a profitable profession.