Case Study 1 : Protective Cultivation

Miss Ranjana Kukreti is an unemployed educated youth of village Shuklapur, who belongs to marginal farming family. She was trained on protected cultivation (Polyhouse) technology and provided a polyhouse of 900 sq feet. She started off seasonal vegetable cultivation in polyhouse mainly tomato and cucumber. She has earned total Rs.21580-28250/ season from this polyhouse. After her success, the media has published her success story.

Economics: (installation on January, 2018)
Polyhouse area(900/sq ft) Crop Production (at present) Income(at present) (Rs.)
900 sq/ft Cucumber 307 kg 6140
Tomato 260 kg 7800
Onion (Sapling) Onion 50 kg (self-consumption) 1500
Cucumber 3010 kg 6140
Total (Rs.) 21580


Case study 2: Demonstration at field level against wild animal infestation:

In hilly region, 50 to 80% of the crops are being damaged by the wild animal infestation. However, the loss percentage varies from crop to crop and location to location. The main wild animals are wild boar, monkey, porcupine (shai), rabbit, elephant, bear, neelgae etc. The maximum loss was found to be by wild boars and monkeys. The traditional measures used by community to prevent loss were drum noise besting, use of smoke 20% electric current etc. For protection against the wild animals some experiment has been done. In some places it was in the form of protective low cost stone/tin wall structure, changing cropping pattern and bio-fencing. For bio-fencing, some plants were identified which can reduce intensity of the losses.

Protection against Wild boar:

Wild animals are destroying crop very often in Almora district, forcing farmers to give up farming, but out of those farmers Mr. Kundan Singh (biotech farmer) experimented protection of his crop from wild animals. Thus Biotech Kisan helped to make fencing of tin sheet around his farm land. After this intervention, wild boar and porcupine were prevented to enter in the field. Today’s he grows peas, cabbage, broccoli, raddish, potato etc. with this initiative his currant earning is Rs. 98000/year. This farmer is a model and many others are following his innovation.

Intervention Input (Rs.) Crops Production (Quintal) Net cost recorded (Rs.)
Tin wall and Net Wall structure 24000 (7 Nali ) Potato 13 Q(Rs 25 / Kg) 1 Q Self consumption

12 Q Sell
30 Nali 12000 Gaderi 9 Q(Rs 35 / Kg) 1 Q Self

8 Q Sell
Capsicum, Tomato, Cabbage , Brinjal 35000
Total 99000
Input : 36000 Output Rs 99000


Case Study 3: Mushroom Cultivation

The production of Dhingiri mushroom by Mr. Kheem Singh, from Nagarkoti village Basoli district Almora inspired youth for self-employment. He is not only producing raw mushroom but along preparing product of Dhingiri mushroom (Badi of mushroom, dry mushroom etc) and sell it to tourist places. He chose his old house for mushroom cultivation and earns approximately Rs.16000 only from Dhingri mushroom. The other youths of the village are also inspired from him for mushroom cultivation. In this year he started production of Button Mushroom too.


Case study 4 : Established a small Processing unit:

A small fruit processing unit has been initiated at Sub HUB Chakarata. Mrs Nidhi is women biotech farmer from village Sahiya , chakrata. She trained from Main HUB and started her own business. Now she has established a good enterprise based on processing unit. She organizes a group of women and associates. These women have now a well established unit of fruit processing unit. Her main focus is to process any local produce (fruits and vegetable) especially Mango, Gooseberry, chilli, kachnar and Rhododendron flowers.One dispenser is provided to her under the Biotech Kisan program. Through dispenser she is selling squash of local produce.


Fruit processing unit at Sahiya

Case Study 5: Promotion of poultry farming: A successful experiment with biotech farmers

Mr. Robin and Ajendra , chakrata were struggling to make poultry a successful job for last one year. They also took land on lease for this work. But due to the lack of proper technology and knowledge, they were not successful. After joining the Biotech Kisan programme, they were trained. Initially total 500 Broiler (Gallus gallus domesticus) chicks were distributed along with suitable feeds for them. This experiment was started in Month of January, 2018 . Today they are earning Rs 32,000/ month from this farm. They both have become source of inspiration for other youths of the region.

Start time Broiler Maturity time Feed cost (Rs.) Weight/ chicken Market Total Income(Rs.)
January 2018 500 40 days 22800 2.5 kg 1250kg x Rs 120/ kg 104200


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