Prosperity through Technology Interventions
Panchmahal District is a part of Eastern Hilly Region of Gujarat. It consists of eleven talukas having common features like drought proneness and undulating topography with low fertile soil. People of the district mainly depend on agriculture.
Shri Rameshbhai Khunt (45), a 12th pass farmer, of Manipur village of Godhra Taluka, District Panchmahal has 20 acres land, in which 15 acres have irrigation facilities and remaining are under rain-fed condition. Earlier, he was growing different crops like Maize, Pigeon pea, Gram, Wheat, Chilli, Brinjal and others by using traditional system of cultivation like local varieties, no spacing, no seed treatment, flood irrigation etc. With the technological support of KVK, Panchmahal Shri Ramesh Bhai Khunt got significant achievements in agriculture.
Interventions of KVK
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Panchmahal is situated at Vejalpur near Godhra and working under the Central Institute for Arid Horticulture (CIAH), Bikaner. During a Participatory rural appraisal (PRA) survey in the village by KVK Team, Shri Ramesh Bhai came in contact with KVK scientists and posed his agricultural problems. KVK team studied the profile of his field and advised to participate in the vocational training programmes on production method of Pigeon pea, seed treatment with Rizhobium culture, integrated pest management (IPM), use of raised bed and scientific cultivation of Chilli.