Jamshedpur June 28: India’s largest integrated power company, Tata Power has been working relentlessly towards improving the standard of living of its communities through various interventions in the fields of education, income generation, agriculture, and many more.
In continuation with this commitment, Tata Power’s Jojobera Plant, in collaboration with Green View Nursery, has taken progressive steps to promote organic farming and implement drip irrigation in the farming community of Sarjamda village, a press communiqué issued by the company on Tuesday said.
Tata Power’s Jojobera plant has organized farmers of different villages, like Sarjamda and Khairboni, into Farmer’s Interest Group and is supporting them for collective farming by using the latest agronomic practices.
The company has further helped them in forming consolidated landholdings to overcome the constraints caused of small landholdings. The agricultural yield is divided in accordance to the proportion of land held by the individual farmers.
The collaboration with Green View Nursery, the organization with expertise in providing technical knowhow and buyback arrangement, has also helped in implementation of drip irrigation, thereby, minimizing the loss of water for irrigation along with increase in the usage of organic manure, which is environment friendly.
In Sarjamda, 11 farmers have been organized into a group and, currently, close to 12 acres of land have been brought under cultivation.
The farmers cultivate cauliflower, muskmelon, and water melon, amongst other things.
Around 17 tons of musk melon and 14 tons of water melon has been harvested and marketed, yielding revenue close to Rs 2.60 lakh. By July, more than 100 tons of water melon and musk melon will be harvested.