MSC Pass Deepak grew strawberries in the sand dunes of Mahendragarh, a profit worth millions of pounds, and farmers came from far and wide to see them

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MSC Pass Deepak grew strawberries in the sand dunes of Mahendragarh, a profit worth millions of pounds, and farmers came from far and wide to see them

Mahendragarh. MSC pass farmer Deepak, a resident of Dhanaunda village in Kanina sub-district, has been attracting farmers by growing strawberries on the sand dunes. Deepak left teaching in a private school, trained in the horticulture department and started working in agriculture, in which he is now gaining expertise. Four workers work for him. Now he is not a job seeker but an employer. He has switched to farming for five years. This brings significant advantages.

Been farming for five years

Farmer Deepak said he brought saplings from Himachal Pradesh and grew strawberries on one hectare of land, which was in excellent condition. It will be ready in March. He said that the cost of growing one hectare of strawberries was Rs 3 lakh, so far he has sold Rs 30,000. He expects to make a profit of Rs 100,000 from this farming. He said that the state government is providing a subsidy of Rs 40,000 per hectare to the farmers of Bhiwani district while the subsidy has been withdrawn to the farmers of Mahendragarh district. He said the mulching method was introduced to protect crops from winter. He planted watermelons using this method. There is a subsidy of Rs 40,000 per acre from the horticulture department.

Vermicompost is used

Progressive farmer Deepak shared that he practices completely natural farming. Homemade worm compost is used. He started making vermicompost from four beds, and today he has about 100 beds from which vermicompost is made. This fertilizer is sold by the farmer at the price of Rs 700 per quintal. This gives a good profit. Farmers come from far away to collect fertilizer. The state government provides a subsidy of 50 percent towards the costs of setting up a fertilizer factory. Installation of a solar system to irrigate crops with 75 percent subsidy. This means you don’t have to wait for electricity. Irrigation is done via a mini sprinkler system. This saves both electricity and water.

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