This topic may be discussed several times.Please forgive me for re-posting. But to my specific project I would like to have the expert opinion of the forum.
I am P Pradhan, from Balasore, Odisha,a s/w Engineer by profession, working for an MNC in Bangalore but a Farmer by heart
Its been a while a have been following this site and found to be very informative and I would like to know your views on the following things before I bid adieu to IT and hug the mother nature .
We have around 30-35 acres of land in Balasore, which is 15km away from the township. We are planning to start farming there. Currently only rice is cultivated during rainy season. And around 5-6 acres are not utilized for any crops as the brackish water has made those land unproductive for past decade. But on enquiry from the local farmers, told me that 15-20 years back they used to grow varieties of crops including vegetables like Radish, Groundnut, Tomato, wheat, Onion, Banana etc from that land.
Now keeping that in view, we are planning to start an integrated farming which may consists Rice, Oil seeds, vegetables, Fishery, Poultry, Goatery, Dairy, some sort of Timber wood plantation, Mushroom, Nursery etc. But unfortunately none in my family is into hardcore farming business. So we would like to have your kind guidance on this.
I have gathered some information on farming from various websites and going through farmnest blogs boosted my confidence that I can utilize my resources appropriately if you could spare a little time and share your valuable inputs/ experiences/ expertise in this field to materialize my Dream.
To give you a small picture of the current situation, early this year we installed a deep bore well and constructed a small farm house as part of infrastructure development. Also we had tried Rice during this summer on a trial basis using 10 acres of land but unfortunately early monsoon / heavy rain somewhat damaged the crop during the harvesting period. So, I am little worried about this situation.
Could you please help me getting some projects/economics on animal husbandry/ fishery/ agriculture so that I can anticipate some assured earnings. And yes, I am not a BIG budget guy So it would be kind of you if some details of the subsidies available for current financial year for the above fields are shared.
Your kind suggestions are much appreciated and eagerly awaited.