Started cultivation of bitter gourd in less land … and became millionaire

This story of Rambir Singh is a big inspiration for the crores of farmers of the country, who spend their whole life in a hue and cry, with low holdings and insufficient resources. Ramveer has indeed presented a vision with his innovation.

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  • Last Updated:September 26, 2017, 2:47 PM IS

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Rambir Singh This story is a big inspiration for the crores of farmers of the country, who spend their whole life in a hue and cry, with low holdings and insufficient resources. Ramveer has indeed presented a vision with his innovation. This is an innovation related to farming at the village level, which every farmer can, but does not.

Cash crop selection
Rambir, a farmer of village Takhana of Karnal district, used to cultivate his two acres of land in the traditional way. His main job was to grow vegetables and sell them in the market. But over time they changed the ways of farming. Encouraged by the good results coming from this, the glow of a better future can be seen clearly in Rambir’s eyes today.Bitter gourd farming

Ramvir started cultivating bitter gourd on his land. In order to get good yield from bitter gourd crop, he dispersed 40 quintals of cow dung in a good manner in the field in the field. Then plowed the field and sowed. 50 kg DAP at the time of sowing. And mixed 50 kg of muriate of potash well into the ground. The remaining 30 kg. Put urea 20-25 days after sowing and 50-55 days in the same quantity in the state of flowering and function.

Strong support given to plants by strong support
In bitter gourd plants it is necessary to offer soil and support. By supporting the plants, the fruits are not able to come in contact with soil and water, which prevents the fruits from rotting. To support the plants, after 30 to 45 days of transplanting, plants are tied with wires by piercing them at various heights in bamboo and wooden poles. The bitter gourd irrigation depends on the environment, variety of land, etc. Along with this, irrigation of these plants is also done at a difference of 5 to 7 days. Rambir did not do anything in this process.

Earnings multiplied by cost
Rambir has so far produced about 60 quintals of bitter gourd from these farms. He got an average price of Rs 16 per kg in the market. In this way, he got a total income of Rs 96,000 from it. He spent just Rs 25,000 on this farming. After deducting the expenses from the total income, he has received a net income of Rs 71,000. While 4-5 more bitter gourd will be broken, which will earn them more.

There is more yield on the banks of rivers
Bitter gourd can be grown on a wide variety of soil, but light loam soils with a good water holding capacity are considered best for this. Well indifferent P.H. Land of value is also good for its cultivation. However, the land along the riverside is most suitable for its cultivation. It can also be cultivated to some extent on acidic land.

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