After a long wait , finally have purchased a small peice of agri land - 3.5 acres in Maharashtra - Raigad
Looking forward to your advice.
Soil - Red
1.5 acres - slightly rocky/hilly - but good red soild after the top rock is removed , has 40 mango trees - all Alphonso - 6 years, 8 guava, 5 pomegranate – similar age. Other assorted trees - gooseberry, wild mango, jackfruit, etc - about 20 (6yrs)
2 acres - paddy fields
Dam nearby , no scarcity of water through the year
live fence of 10 yrs + , cactus , some patches are open , need to fix this, thinking of replanting cactus there
Climate - Konkan, but interior, not coastal
Manpower - available but costly about Rs200-Rs250 per day - if kept on daily basis - monthly wage about Rs 6000/month
Electricity - not a major worry, available for 5 - 6 hrs a day
2 borewells - mainly to get drinking water, otherwise not necessary
Background - non farming
Strength - We have a food joint within 50 kms from the farm.
Need lots of ideas … will update on the progress.
Thanks a lot