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How farmers near Jaipur are earning Rs 10-15 lakh per acre with greenhouse cultivation 

Farmers are adopting modern farming techniques such as drip irrigation, mini sprinklers, solar pumps along with protected farming methods.

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March 31, 2023, 11:17 am

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Rajasthan chief secretary Usha Sharma visiting farms near Jaipur.

JAIPUR: Over 300 farmers in rural areas near Jaipur have taken up greenhouse cultivation, which has significantly increased their income.

These farmers are successfully adopting modern farming techniques such as drip irrigation, mini sprinklers, solar pumps, mulching, low tunnels, and farm ponds, along with protected farming methods.

State chief secretary Usha Sharma visited Jaipur’s Baseri, Guda Kumawatan, Bassi Jhajhda, and Ballia villages, where she observed the innovative practices being implemented in agriculture and horticulture. 

Sharma emphasized the vital role agriculture plays in the state’s economy and noted that the state government is continuously introducing innovations in agriculture and horticulture. The government is committed to uplifting farmers and strengthening their economic conditions.

During her visit, Sharma discussed the technology and economic aspects of organic cucumber, tomato, green chillies, and flowers cultivated using the drip system in young farmer Roshan Lal Yadav’s poly house. The progressive farmer explained that adopting an organic farming model and utilizing innovations like insect trap cards and solar light traps have increased profits.

Sharma also inquired about the vegetables grown using protected cultivation techniques, such as greenhouses, shade net houses, plastic mulch, and low tunnels, at the farm of progressive farmer Bhairu Ram Thakan from Basedi. Farmers reported that these methods allowed them to harvest crops about a month earlier, which they then sold in the market for substantial profits.

Farmers emphasized that horticultural crops, alongside traditional farming, have proven to be a boon, as they help increase income and improve their economic conditions. Rainwater harvesting through farm ponds not only raises the water levels in the area but also boosts production.

The Chief Secretary engaged in discussions about advanced technology, innovation, and other economic aspects of agriculture and horticulture at farmer Babulal Mehria’s farm. Farmers shared that the adoption of new technology has generated an income of Rs 10-15 lakhs per acre. They praised the micro-irrigation mission and budget announcements made by the state government.

Usha Sharma informed the farmers about the various grant schemes run by the state government’s Agriculture and Horticulture Department, urging them to take full advantage of these programs and make progress. 

Commissioner Horticulture Shubham Chowdhary, Additional Director Agriculture KC Meena, Ramlal Meena, Joint Director Horticulture Rajendra Singh Khichad, Bhanvaram Kadwa, Rakesh Patni, Danveer Verma, Devendra Chowdhary, and officers of Agriculture and Horticulture Department were present during the visit.

First published: March 31, 2023