Demand for organic vegetables has prompted farmers in Rajouri to adopt organic farming



Demand for organic vegetables has prompted farmers in Rajouri to adopt organic farming

Farmers grow vegetables like bitter gourd, lady finger, squash, cucumber and brinjal in abundance to create good income and lead a peaceful life.

posted on August 18, 2022 | Author ANI



Residents of Baljarrallan in Dhangri Rajouri block have adopted organic farming to increase productivity and grow pest-free vegetables, which helps them lead a better life.

The switch to organic farming seemed like a godsend to them, because the whole community benefited from it. The region has been growing organic vegetables for some time now and has started to reap the benefits as well.

Farmers grow vegetables like bitter gourd, lady finger, squash, cucumber and brinjal in abundance to create good income and lead a peaceful life.

A local resident mentioned that he had worked in agriculture for 20 to 22 years. He said the demand for organic vegetables has increased over the years and so switching to organic farming has been profitable. He cited his annual income of around 5 lakhs from selling vegetables grown by him.

Mentioning the technical aspects of organic farming, he said it is a bit technical and requires good knowledge as well as proper equipment to perform it and hence it is not the cup of tea from everyone. Further informed that his children are also interested in it and he is training them to make them smug as it acts as a source of employment and will help his children to lead a good life.

Another villager also reiterated the benefits he has gained from organic farming. Recalling that his earlier maize production left him with no profit, he mentioned that he was now able to sell several vegetables like spinach, red squash and turnip with decent profits.

The switch to organic farming has changed the lives of the inhabitants of the village of Baljarrallan and testifies that agriculture is changing and that farmers should ride this wave of change to their advantage. (ANI)

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