December 28, 2018 by
Small Farmers Business Consortium (SFAC) announced schems for Pack House, Cool Chamber, Preservation Unit, Onion Storage structure Unit and Pusa zero energy Cool Chamber.  Click the link below to access more details. Click on link above to see enlarged image details  

November 11, 2017 by
Individual farmer’s land that is to be developed under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA should be treated as a project with the following conditions.  1. The individual land owner shall be a job card holder and also work in the project and the proposed activity should be part of annual shelf of projects.  2. All projects to be executed under MGNREGA have to be approved by Gram Sabha.  3. No contractor shall be involved in the execution of work. 4. No labour displacing machinery shall be used in the execution of work.  No labour displacing machinery shall be purchased / hired. Can NREGA be used for farmland

November 11, 2017 by
Can individual farmer’s land be developed under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS? Yes, individual farmer’s land can be developed under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS. Works creating individual assets shall be prioritised on land or homestead owned by households belonging to the: a) Scheduled Castes (b) Scheduled Tribes (c) nomadic tribes (d) denotified tribes (e) other families below the poverty line (f) women-headed households (g) physically handicapped headed households (h) beneficiaries of land reforms (i) the beneficiaries under the Indira Awaas Yojana (j) beneficiaries under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (2 of 2007) and, After exhausting the eligible beneficiaries under the above categories, on lands of the small or marginal farmers as defined in the Agriculture Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme, 2008 subject to the condition that such households shall have a job card with at least one member willing to work on the project undertaken on their land or homestead Click here to know about Conditions to use NREGA at farm

September 4, 2017 by
Read till the last line. Download the Farmer Balance Sheet App from below link. Create a Crop  for a type of cultivation method that you are using, Chemical Based, Organic or ZBNF. Enter all the required expenses that you have incurred for that crop including the value of your work, money you could received if you could have given the land on lease. Enter the Earnings that you have received in selling section. Here you Balance Sheet for a crop is prepared, and you now know if you are in Profit or in Loss. 1. If you are in Profit, Analyse your expenses and optimize where you can cut down the expenses to become more profitable. 2. If you are in LOSS, you still have 2 ways to become profitable          a. Check you expenses and verify if you can cut down to be on profit making side          b. If you feel that your LOSS can not be bridged, SIMPLY LEASE THE LAND AND FREE YOUR SELF FOR SOME OTHER WORK. In this scenario your income double (Income  from leasing the land + Income by performing other work ) Don't be EMOTIONAL about FARMING be PRACTICAL. Because you being farmer have to run a family and educate your kids.                        

August 31, 2017 by
Attention all Farmers: How to check if Your Farm Income is Doubled by 2022? If we don't know what is our current income or profit in farming, how can we know our income is going to get doubled or not. 2022 Farmer Balance Sheet App let you know what is your current income and spend in easy manner. 1.Download the App 2.Register 3.Add Crop from List for year and season. 4.Enter expenses by farm activities and revenue by sales events 5. DO NOT forget to enter value of your own work in just like CEO take salary from a company, a farmer should consider his monetary value of work. App will automatically calculate your farm expenses and earnings. Gives Profitability or Loss figures Keep record for every crop and understand. App works offline once you registered. Download from the link below. Shortly app will be available in Local Indian Languages.

August 6, 2017 by
There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors. “How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.           “Why sir,” said the farmer, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.” So is with our lives... Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all... -Call it power of collectivity... -Call it a principle of success... -Call it a law of life. The fact is, None of Us Truly Wins, Until We All Win!! Share picked up from a whatsapp message Subhash Lode

August 5, 2017 by
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