Is it possible to earn one lakh or ten lakh / acre / year from farming?


#101

[quote="udyanagencies"]
we shall show you at field level how to earn eighty lakhs per month per acre from rubber[/quote]

That’s Rs.9.6 crore / acre / year.

Congratulations on discovering a way to grow money on rubber trees!


#102

Dear forum viwers :
i am now afarid  to comment,but i do not know who is still sending me  to comment .Any way ,agriculture is a subject where i have the higest degree from the university and absolute 35 years of practising horticulture  in the field with thousands of satisfied cultivators in indin subcontinent and abrod too.

Two of the pictures i have seen (Though i am very much short of time to give free service to my loving cultivators,who are ignorent of what is agriculture as like you,i feel it is gold mine )  the first of the papaya  trees who claimede some high

the picture is not at per with the claim.
Next, the mixed cultivation of the vidios , with due respect to the  person  i found the cultivted banana will produce very poor fruits( Please keep this in mind that one lakh  per acre is very much an expected returne, if the cultivation could be as per  agricultural  science).
I have already put some yield of some of the crops,which will fetch if not more but  atleast one lakh/acre.

my dear forum members ,it is my cherish idea that the organiser should arrange one acre plot with some of you and grow the crop as i suggest .After the final harvest they will assess wheather it possible or not.

With all the criticisim i assure one lak per acre is childs play.\

Thanks in anticipation
DG


#103

[quote=“newbie447”]
That’s Rs.9.6 crore / acre / year.

Congratulations on discovering a way to grow money on rubber trees!

[/quote] Is is right of 9.6 crore or 9.6 Lakhs?


#104

[quote="dns1807"]
Is is right of 9.6 crore or 9.6 Lakhs?[/quote]

Swamy - that’s a consultant trying to sell his services by promising ridiculously unrealistic profits.

Not to be taken seriously.


#105

LOL…if this is the case, all of us from central Kerala will be crorepatis… :-))


#106

Found this article in yesterday’s Economic Times on agrofrestry … relevant to this topic.

“How farmers in Haryana & Punjab are earning Rs 8-10 lakh per acre in agroforestry”

economictimes.indiatimes.com/new … ms?curpg=2


#107

[quote=“anilkaye”]
“How farmers in Haryana & Punjab are earning Rs 8-10 lakh per acre in agroforestry”[/quote]

In five years, as per the article. Or around 1.6-2 Lakh / acre / year. Still not bad. The danger here though is that wood is replacing food crops. As wood price increase even more and this trend increases, it may have an impact on food production. The 2008 food crisis for example was caused in part by diversion of food crops in US to fuel (ethanol).

So from a farmer’s perspective it’s profitable but from food security perspective it is not a good trend.


#108

Another story of a farmer from Karnataka…

thehindu.com/news/states/kar … 078297.ece


#109

I am in complete agreement with you.

Converting a barren land to have agroforestry makes sense but fertile and well irrigated land is used for agroforestry is not so good.


#110

Hi Folks,

Any thoughts on this is possible without rubber, Agroforestry,Dairy (to some extent) - mainly sorrounding proper crop rotations on Agrilands…?

Thanks,
Vamshi


#111

Dear Swamy,

Is this red lady papaya variety?

Thanks


#112

Hi,

Wanted to share my thought on the trees.

How about planting

  1. Terminilia Bellerica
  2. Pterocarpus marsupium
  3. Pterocarpus santalinus
  4. Terminilia chebula

All the above have very good medicinal properties, Their Fruits / barks etc can be used for medicinal purposes and can be used for timber once they are > 25 years old.

I  am not sure of the conditions under which they grow, Can somebody please throw light on it.

Regards,
Viktree


#113

Hi… Chandra Sir,

It is Possible to Earn a Minimum of ONE Lakh per Acre Per Annul. If you Plant Banana definitely you can earn a Minimum of Rs.1 Lakh per Acre even in Worst Conditions.Please Try and can have inter Cropping that is an additional Income over and above Said INCOME.


#114

Hi Guys,
Saw a interesting link :
thehindu.com/sci-tech/agricu … 022935.ece

Cheers


#115

This article says 12 laks a year from one acre by growing muskmelon with precision technology. Is there any agro-scientist who can counter or verify this claim.

thehindu.com/sci-tech/a-prov … 579168.ece

[i][i][i]A proven technology to retain and attract youth to agriculture
M. J. PRABU
What is it that spurs an individual to quit a Government job and take up farming as a full time profession? Or why does an MBA student be more interested to become a full time farmer than work in a company?

“If the annual agriculture income is more than a salaried income, youngsters will take the plunge into it. Unlike the old adage that agriculture comprises only old people into their 60’s, today the interest among present day educated youth and their dedication towards farming is an encouraging sign that the agriculture scene is going through a renaissance,” says Dr.B.J. Pandian, Director & Nodal Officer (TN-IAMWARM Project), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Partnership mode

Dr. Pandian is presently in charge of the project for entire Tamil Nadu, where precision technologies are offered to willing farmers.

Under this technology, drip lines, tanks, mulching sheets, soluble fertilizers, seedlings and a good market source are supplied under a partnership mode free of cost for the first year. The farmer on his side needs to invest about Rs. 10,000.

From the second year, the farmers will have to buy the inputs. But the specialist team would be helping him with the right market linkages.

“Apart from the inputs marketing is the most important factor. Mere technologies and advice without marketing help will not secure a cent per cent success for any field-based project,” says Dr. Pandian.

Since last six years

For the last six years since it was first introduced in Krishnagiri and Hosur regions the project continues to remain popular in Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai and in Marakanam (Puducherry) areas.

“Tiruvannamalai and Marakkanam are basically oilseeds and pulse growing regions, but for the past one year since the precision project was introduced, there has been a marked move among farmers to go in for watermelon, muskmelon and vegetables cultivation,” says Dr. Pandian.

MBA graduate

An MBA graduate, Mr. B.Karthikeyan was one of the first to adopt this precision technology, initially in 40 cents in Marakanam village.

In three months he was able to earn nearly Rs. 50,000 as income.

Today he is growing fruits in his entire four acres and earns Rs. 12 lakh a year from an acre. In addition he has taken up dealership of micro irrigation tubes for helping other farmers under the scheme in the region.

“If I had been working in a private company I would have been drawing a gross salary of Rs. 50,000 a month. In a year, I would have earned about Rs. 6 lakh but in three months I am able to earn Rs. 12 lakh from muskmelon under this project,” he says with a smile.

A bus conductor, Mr. S.Venkatesan, in Alankuppam village used to get Rs.700 day as collection money. But after trying this project he quit his job and is presently a full-time farmer.

Personal experience

“Initially I was quite happy with the everyday income but when I heard about the income some of my friends were getting from the project

“I also wanted to try it out in my ancestral three acres. I planted both muskmelon in 0.93 acres and watermelon in one acre and was able to harvest 24 tonnes of musk melon fetching me a profit margin of Rs.2.46 lakh and my 20 tonnes of watermelon fetching 1.7 lakh.

“Within 70 days I was able to get a total income of 4,16,000. Can any other work fetch me such an amount?” he asks.

Another example

Mr. N. Thirumal from Alankuppam village owned only two acres of land with annual income of Rs. 18,000.

After witnessing the many successful farmers in his village, he started capsicum cultivation during 2011.Now he has bought an additional two acres for Rs. 12.6 lakh and two plots close to Puducherry at an investment of 27 lakhs.

At present the University is organizing field days, trainings and exposure visits to create a massive impact among the farmers about this technology.

More young people

“We are seeing a number of youths in the age group of 25-30 years actively coming forward to try this out in their fields.

“This only proves that a remunerative income is the only way to retain or bring back youth into this fast-declining field.

“Mere theory, oration or advice will never work with today’s youth. They need to see and get convinced themselves. Once they get convinced they will easily pull others into it,” sums up Dr. Pandian.

For field visits and to know more details interested farmers can contact Dr. B.J. Pandian on email: directorwtc@tnau.ac.in, phone: 0422- 6611278, 6611478, Mobile: 94432 86711.
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#116

This could be a part of Precision Farming. Below is the contact of Agri scientist who is incharge of this project in Tamilnadu.
Dr. E.Vadivel PhD.
Project Officer ( Precision Farming)
Tamilnadu Agricultural University,Coimbatore ,641003
ev@tnau.ac.in


#117

hello friends,    Apart from growing timber trees  and waiting for  10  to 15  years  banana seems to be  good alternative----- [  u sh have good water source].  also u should strive to get good market price.  just workout the calculations 
no. of plants per acre-----1200
at the end you may get yield from 1000 plants
the price per plant may vary from  rs  100  to 350. giving  a gross income of rs  100000 to  350000 per acre[ without including expenses]


#118

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#119

I have visited few farmers who are farming horticultural crops with using only cow dung and urine.  They are not using any chemical fertilizers.  Mr. Ravi of Gauribidanur Taluk neighbor of tnm’s farm land has grown elakki banana in one acre  and has 1250 plants and sold banana bunches at farm land for Rs. 4,60,000/- (harvesting and transportation done by the buyer) Average yield as per Mr. Ravi was 13kgs


#120

Mr. Ravi also grows Kanakambara flowers in 10 guntas and his earning per day is Rs. 4000.00 by selling 10 kgs of flowers in nearby Mundi at Rs. 400/kg current price.  His labour payment will be approximate Rs.200/day for women labours at Rs. 20/- for 2-3 hours in early mornings.  Who will pluck at least a kg/labour.

In festival season this flower touches Rs. 1500/kg  This if he has  flower at that time think of his per day earnings.

He has a diploma in survey and  has worked in UP and Bihar. Now he is into full farming.

When I met him in one acre he was planing to sow Maize.  Which he has signed agreement with a society who will buy his grains at Rs. 3000/quintal and he is expecting atleast 35 quintal of grains which  will be Rs. 105000/- this is for maximum of 120 days effort.