He was an ignorant farmer as far as the use of modern technology in the crop-field is concerned! Now, he has undergone an amazing metamorphosis from a normal farmer to a prosperous farmer in the district after he assimilated himself into modern technology of irrigation system. He is reaping bumper crop of quality in his field. A farmer, Kafvara, resident of Singlavada village in Ratlam district had been taking the crop of tomatoes, soyabean gram etc., in traditional methods. He was unable to yield profitable crop due to lack of availability of water. He was not aware of new technology of cultivation as he was an illiterate.One-day, he came across officers of horticulture department who visited his village to teach about new technology and methods of cultivation. All the villagers gathered to listen to the officers. Kafvara was also one of them. The officials gave the tips about yielding more crops with the use of drip-irrigation system. Kafvara was fully convinced and swung into action. He prepared mud-border of six height and one feet wide at one-one meter distance in the field before the arrival of monsoon. He sowed the hybrid saplings of chilly at the distance of 40 to 60 meter in the middle of mud-border.
Drip-irrigation Company installed drip-system in the field. Besides, a system was also developed to feed medicine and fertilisers in the form of liquid to the saplings from time to time in order to protect the crop.
Now, he is witnessing a high yielding crop of chilly. Earlier, he was taking each 9 quintal ‘bigha’ chilly and increased to 12 each quintal ‘bigha’ chilly. He is earning Rs. 60 thousand at each bigha crop. Not only this, he has improved his living standard. He bought a computer system and learned how to operate internet on it.
Taking a cue from his crop, the other farmers of his village are now experimenting in their fields in order to yield healthy and more crop with the use of modern technology of cultivation.