Posted by: davidgarnerconsulting | March 15, 2010

Farmer Uses Drain Water to Grow Vegetables

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Sanatan Mallick (70) does not use any modern techniques or costly pesticides for cultivating brinjals and green leafy vegetables on his one acre land.

 Yet, he manages a turnover of Rs 5 to 6 lakh per annum. This progressive farmer claims he had been making profit out of his farmland without any big investment but with the help of just drain water.

 “Drain water is the best fertiliser as compared to any other costly fertiliser and I am saying this out of my 30 years of experience,” says Mallick of Dhenkanal town.

 He grows brinjals and leafy vegetables across the year and uses municipal drain water for irrigation. If needed, he sometimes uses cow dung manure.

 Such is the demand for his vegetables that every morning, people crowd at his doorstep to buy freshly plucked brinjals and leafy vegetables. Though Mallick charges Rs 15 for a kg of brinjals against the market price of Rs 5, people do not hesitate to pay for the better quality.

 Mallick says, given more land, he would train many unemployed and uneducated youths in brinjal farming.

 “The green leafy vegetables that are grown in Mallick’s farm are more fresh and tastier than those available in the market,” admits Kishore Chandra Sahoo, a regular customer for Mallick’s vegetables.

 Three persons work in the farm on contract basis for Mallick, former Food Corporation of India employee. He retired seven years back and spends seven to eight hours on his farm daily.

 According to Deputy Director of Agriculture L B Behera, Mallick cultivates his crops in an organic way which gives a better taste and quality. “Drain water consists of manure and other materials that are required for better growth of crops. Besides, there is no requirement of pesticides,” he adds. Sanatan Mallick (70) does not use any modern techniques or costly pesticides for cultivating brinjals and green leafy vegetables on his one acre land.

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Yet, he manages a turnover of Rs 5 to 6 lakh per annum. This progressive farmer claims he had been making profit out of his farmland without any big investment but with the help of just drain water.

“Drain water is the best fertiliser as compared to any other costly fertiliser and I am saying this out of my 30 years of experience,” says Mallick of Dhenkanal town.

He grows brinjals and leafy vegetables across the year and uses municipal drain water for irrigation. If needed, he sometimes uses cow dung manure.

Such is the demand for his vegetables that every morning, people crowd at his doorstep to buy freshly plucked brinjals and leafy vegetables. Though Mallick charges Rs 15 for a kg of brinjals against the market price of Rs 5, people do not hesitate to pay for the better quality.

Mallick says, given more land, he would train many unemployed and uneducated youths in brinjal farming.

“The green leafy vegetables that are grown in Mallick’s farm are more fresh and tastier than those available in the market,” admits Kishore Chandra Sahoo, a regular customer for Mallick’s vegetables.

Three persons work in the farm on contract basis for Mallick, former Food Corporation of India employee. He retired seven years back and spends seven to eight hours on his farm daily.

According to Deputy Director of Agriculture L B Behera, Mallick cultivates his crops in an organic way which gives a better taste and quality. “Drain water consists of manure and other materials that are required for better growth of crops. Besides, there is no requirement of pesticides,” he adds.

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