Success Story

Protected Vegetable Production

Introduction : Income enhancement of marginal hill farmers through protected vegetable Cultivation.

KVK Intervention : Demonstration by construction of 4 low cost polyhouses in farmer participatory mode.

Output : Gross income of Rs. 23,000 from 100 m2 protected area.

Outcome Impact: Now many farmers are showing keen interest in protected vegetable cultivation and have started approaching the District Horticulture Department. Farmers of adjoining villages have constructed 4 medium cost GI pipe based polyhouses from District Horticulture Department and around 6 are in queue.


Mushroom Production

Introduction : Income enhancement of marginal farmers through mushroom production.

KVK Intervention : Demonstration s of 06 Nos. of Oyester (Pleurotus spp.) mushrooms was conducted in Bageshwar block in farmer’s participatory mode.

Output : Gross income of Rs. 3200.00 per demonstration from Oyester mushrooms were obtained in three months period.

Outcome Impact : Farmers have convinced with the production technology and the eating taboo is diminishing that will open new marketing vista. Therefore, farmers are approaching KVK and State department for training and inputs. Interested growers have received advance training from GBPUA&T, Pantnagar also.


Backyard Poultry Farming

Introduction : Income enhancement of marginal hill farmers through backyard poultry farming.

KVK Intervention : Demonstration of 500 day old chicks (Chabro croiler strain) to 25 farmers under backyard poultry farming.

Output Output : Gross income of Rs 13,110 per unit with benefit cost ratio 2.12 from backyard poultry farming. Egg weights were ranges from 50-60 grams and its colour is brown that fetches higher price than white colour eggs.

Outcome Impact : Now many farmers are showing keen interest in backyard poultry farming and have started approaching the District Animal Husbandry Department and NGOs (Chirag, Ajeevika etc.) for croiler chicks because croiler is dual purpose, hardy and very much suitable for backyard poultry farming. It also helps in reducing nutritional deficiencies and supplementing protein needs of growing children and pregnant women.