The Farming Plan.. Initial Steps

Once it was decided that, I will venture into agriculture I had to look into various options which suited best for me and for the farm. I had to finalize whether I had to go for vegetable farming, flower farming in green house, fruit plantations, cash crops etc.

For vegetable farming it is necessary that the care is taken every day and it was not possible for me as I lived 120 kms from my village and also there were no reliable persons in my village to whom I could entrust the duty. So this option was deleted.

Flower farming in Green/Poly house is a very good profit making business but it requires huge investment about 15 lakhs per acre (apart from Govt. subsidy of 35 lakhs per acre) and also requires everyday care. So this was also not considered.

After researching on various options, I had zeroed on Ultra High Density Mango Plantation in 2 acres and Guava plantation in 1 acre land since they do not require everyday care and also the investment is less when compared to Green House.

The next steps were to get bore well digged in the land, soil testing, getting drip irrigation facility, Marking and digging pits, fencing the land etc. The following is the tentative plan.

Activity Preson/Organ Date Amount
Bore Points Location Geologist 7th April 15000
Bore Drilling Borewell com 7th/8th April 30000
Fencing Purchase at M’nagar 8th April 25000
Drip Irrigation Assessment Bangaru Irrigations 7th April  
Drip Irrigation DD Payment   7th April 10000
Soil Testing – Collection IoTA Labs 8th April  
Marking Pits   8th April  
Digging Pits   9th April

So the next week is full of agriculture work for 1st time in my life.

Will keep posted the developments with the pictures next week.

Venturing into Farming

Hi All…

I am from village in Mahboobnagar Dist, Telangana and working as Mid Level Manager in State Govt. PSU in Hyderabad. Though I was born in village, I was brought up in Hyderabad since I was 3 years as my father worked in State Govt. So, I rarely visited my village and that too only during summer holidays when my grand mother called me.

After marriage and 2 sons, elder one goes to school,  my outlook towards job has changed. The job profile doesnt excite me at all and the only reason to work is I get 6 figure salary every month. Everyday morning I get up and get ready for my office and in the evening return home, watch TV, play with kids and off to sleep. There is no challenge in life and also these days it keeps striking me everyday that, is this the only purpose of life. The only purpose in life has been to study, get into job, get married, children, their studies etc..

So, after long thoughts and many discussions I finally decided to venture into Agriculture. I have about 3.25 acres of ancestral agriculture land which we had given on lease till now. I have told the lessee that I would be farming it on my own after Ugadi i.e.29th March 2017.

The plan.. Next post.