I second what Krishna has said in his post. Ravi is an excellent neighbour and really a forward thinking farmer. Vinay who is another farmnest member visited Ravi this weekend just to get some advise as he is also looking at extending his 2 acres banana plantation to 2 more acres.
Its true that Ravi made 4.5L from 1200 Banana tree from first cutting, I could see the second round flowers are started fruiting and Ravi is expecting a bumper crop during forthcoming festive season and his Banana plants looks strong and healthy.
Apart from having a 0.75 guntas of Kanakambara flower, he has inhouse nursery of the same flowe which he does in patch of small land and he was saying that for an 2 months grown trees he sells them for around 5K to 7K and he has around 10 such patches which he is doing in batches.
The guy is great, stood with me for whole 2 days while my land is cleaned and arranged all the labour, JCB, tractor and ensured that around 6acres of land is done in 2 days.
The labour costed Rs100 for woman, Rs250 for men with breakfast and lunch. This is for start time of 8AM to 5PM.