If you are preparing to earn bumper money through farming, then today we have brought such an idea for you, which is different from traditional farming and has earned lakhs of rupees.
Cultivation of black pepper farming Today farmers are earning well.
Nanado Marak, a resident of Meghalaya, cultivates black pepper on 5 acres of land.
Seeing his success, the central government has honored him with Padma Shri.
Pepper cultivation in Meghalaya
Marak was the first to grow a variety of black pepper called Kari Munda.
He always uses organic manure in his farming.
In the initial phase, he planted around 10,000 saplings of black pepper for Rs 10,000.
As the years passed, their number increased.
The black pepper grown by them is in great demand all over the world.
His house lies in the hills of West Garo Hills.
As soon as people enter their area, they start getting the aroma of spices like black pepper.
Garo Hills is a complete hilly and forested area.
Marak expanded the scope of cultivation of pepper without felling trees and without causing any harm to the environment.
He got full cooperation of the State Agriculture and Horticulture Department in this work.
Marak along with his farming has helped the farmers of his district to increase the cultivation.
Marak has set a great example in the cultivation of black pepper in Meghalaya.
Central government honored
In the year 2019, he has produced pepper worth Rs 19 lakh from his plantation.
His earning is increasing day by day.
The Government of India has released the Naadar B.
In view of the hard work and dedication done in the field of farming, it is appreciated.
On the occasion of 72nd Republic Day, Nanadar B.
Marak has been honored with the Padma Shri award for promoting organic farming and for becoming an inspiration to other farmers of the country.
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Naadar Bee Marak plants black pepper plants at a distance of 8-8 feet.
It is important to keep such a distance between two plants because it makes it easier for the plants to grow.
After plucking the pods of black pepper from the tree, care is taken in drying and removing it.
This gives a nice color to the grains.
During cultivation, 10-20 kg of cow dung manure and vermicompost are given per plant.
Threshing machine is used to pluck the pods from the plants so that the work of plucking is faster.
Initially, the pods of black pepper contain up to 70 percent moisture, which is reduced by drying properly.
If the moisture is too high, the grains can get spoiled.