By- Babie Shirin
Lucknow , Sep 28
Central government has a plan to double to farmers’ income by 2022. The initiative will be taken up by the department of agriculture cooperation farmers’ welfare with an aim to empower farmers.
What finds interested to this writer is that a farmers called Moinuddin realized that traditional farming of rice and wheat are not only option for farming.
Moinuddin make Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh by making the farmers realized that traditional farming of rice and wheat are not only option for farming.
Moinuddin is a florist who has already set his mark and his income is already been doubled and garnered 85 lakhs as profit in the last financial year. He has an area of 20 acres at Dafedar Purwa village in Barabanki district, Uttar Pradesh with two flowers ‘gerbera’ and ‘gladiolus’ as main plants. He also plants banana in the sidelines of the flower cultivation.
Moinuddin is a law graduate and was working a decent job but with his death of his father, responsibility falls on his shoulder. He turned to his 3 acre land and started planting gladiolus which other farmers have not ventured then.
He export around 25,000 flowers per day to not only Lucknow but country’s metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Gujarat and even export to international cities such as Dubai in United Arab Emirates and Sherja in Yemen.
At the sidelines, he also cultivates fruits, bananas and other vegetables.
The florist gives employment to 25 people with eight people as regular employees now. His success made people realise that traditional farming of rice and wheat are not only option for farming.
He was also awarded with best farmer award in 2013 in Vibrant Gujarat Agriculture Global Summit.
He plans to expand his business and is planning to buy a cold storage for the vegetables and fruits.
He also gets benefits in recently launched scheme of the central government sponsored scheme, doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.