Farmers will become rich by cultivating dragon fruit, the work of ‘manure’ will help 120000 acres

Haryana government is giving grants to increase the income of farmers and encourage them towards profitable crops of horticulture. In this connection, farmers dragon fruit farming A grant of one lakh twenty thousand per acre is being given to make them aware. District Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad, Jitendra Yadav said that due to the beneficial benefits of dragon fruit, its demand is increasing continuously in the market. Dragon fruit is very effective in increasing immunity. It is rich in antioxidants, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium and fiber.

It is not available in large quantity in the market due to lack of proper information about its cultivation in India and being an exotic fruit. While its demand in the market is increasing day by day. Its price is also getting good in the market. Farmers can earn good profits from the market by adopting its cultivation under the crop diversification scheme. District Horticulture Officer Ramesh Kumar said that the grant amount to the farmers has been divided into two parts.

where will the application

Kumar said that out of one lakh twenty thousand rupees received per acre, 50 thousand rupees will be given for plantation and 70 thousand rupees for the net system. A farmer can take advantage of the grant on a maximum of 10 acres of land. At the same time, it is mandatory for the farmers wishing to take advantage of the grant to register on the Meri Fasal Mera Byora Portal. Farmers wishing to take advantage of the grant scheme can apply at hortnet.gov.in.

The amount will be received in three installments

To promote dragon fruit, the government will give money to the farmers in three installments. 30,000 in the first year, 10,000 in the second year and Rs 10,000 in the third year. The Haryana government has formed a team of officers of the Horticulture Department to promote the cultivation of dragon fruit. This team will do the work of getting training and other help to the farmers for this.

Where did dragon fruit come from in India?

Dragon foot is mainly grown in countries like Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and America. It was produced in India in the early 1990s. Due to the increasing use of dragon fruit for cultivation by farmers of different states, its popularity is increasing rapidly.

At present, its cultivation is being done in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh etc. It requires less water for cultivation and can be grown in different types of soil. In India it is also called ‘Kamalam’.

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