New trends and new trends in the field of farming and farming of young educated people towards agriculture is the never-ending sun of the agricultural future of our country, which is slowly rising in the rural sky but these rays of hope Will have to reach every house, where a hardworking farmer will be defeated by dilemmas.
In this precious link of new farming practices, a new name is added to Nagendra Pandey, who is a resident of Anjana village, 15 km from the district Maharajganj headquarters of Uttar Pradesh. In a special conversation with Business Khabar, he shared his story.
After not pursuing a good job for 15 years after pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, Nagendra tried to understand the problems of farmers around him and the reasons for the plight before embracing farming. He observed that farmers are facing shortage of fertilizer and fertilizer. Even after using expensive fertilizers, the production capacity is not getting as much as they want.
The largest producer of vermicompost and banyan made as a solution
Nagendra understood the first solution that the vermi manure would have to be prepared in his own field. To make vermi manure, Nagendra started making vermicompost by generating 2 kg earthworms within 45 days from 40-50 earthworms. This project started from the year 2000 has now taken such a big form that the preparation, packing, marketing of 750 quintals of compost in 120 feet of space is done from here. Nagendra also provides earthworms free of cost to farmers by providing 25 kg of manure bags for just Rs 200.
Not only this, Nagendra has become the largest vermi manure producer in Uttar Pradesh by installing three units of vermicompost in Maharajganj Gorakhpur district, which periodically conducts lab tests of the quality of manure produced by his unit.
Farm ponds for irrigation
Seeing farmers dependent on rain for irrigation, Nagendra has dug ponds in his fields and supplies water through the pipeline for a year. Excess water is collected in the pond through a pipeline which is used for re-irrigation.
Using the modern method of farming, Nagendra achieves good income by sowing paddy and wheat at low cost. Also, in one-acre field, after preparing one million fifty thousand saplings nursery, they sell it to the Government of Madhya Pradesh at the rate of Rs. 2.5 per plant for Rs. 26 lakh fifty thousand every 6 months, with an average of 6 months Income ranges from about 14 to 15 lakh rupees. Which is more than any officer working in a multinational company.
Nagendra uses only vermi manure and vermi habitat which is a mixture of earthworms, cow dung and water which is used for spraying crops by hanging them in a pot.
Nagendra’s efforts have also been appreciated by the big officials of the government, but this appreciation can be proved to be effective only when the technology used by Nagendra Pandey reaches most farmers and they should use it.