At a time when farming in India is considered to be one of the most unprofitable businesses, this farmer from Menar in Udaipur is breaking the stereotypes in the minds of most people.
At a time when farming in India is considered to be one of the most unprofitable businesses, this farmer from Menar in Udaipur is breaking the stereotypes in the minds of most people. And more than that, he has created waves with his monthly earnings, leaving many, what else, green with envy. According to a report by Patrika.com, Mangilal Singhawat, with his 110 bigha (around 25 acre) of ancestral land, earns somewhere around 2 lakh rupees every month and also makes sure he files his income tax regularly. Yes, you heard it right. He started farming on this land using traditional methods, but things did not work out well and Mangilal faced huge loss initially, later under the National Horticulture Mission, he started with cultivating guava on the advice of an acquaintance and this brought him great results. Today, Mangilal, with the help of new-age technology grows several crops in his land and earns better than metro-city corporate employee.
The report further stated that Mangilal started cultivation of guava, lemon and pomegranate by digging pits under scientific guidance, used vermi-compost fertilizers and took proper proper care of the plants, and it was only after 3 such years that he reaped the fruits of his labour. Today, from guava, lemon and pomegranate alone, Mangilal earns a profit of Rs 13.50 lakh annually.
In a similar report published by The Hindu back in 2010, 51-year-old farmer H Sadananda from Tapasihalli in Doddaballapur taluk became the talk to the town by earning a profit of about Rs. 22 lakh a year from merely 2.1 acres of land. According to the report, it was his innovation, zeal and regular experiments with several cropping methodologies that helped him bag such huge earnings.
He cultivated more than 30 varieties of crop on his land which included commodities like tomato and areca on half an acre each which yielded Rs 2 lakh and Rs 50,000 respectively. For his remarkable earnings, he was also honoured with prestigious awards by the Union Ministry of Agriculture. Several agricultural scientists, farmers and VIPs from India and abroad visited his farm.