UP’s laptop engineer opts for dragon fruit farming in barren lands, reaps large revenue

A pc engineer from Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur district has turned a barren land into an enterprise and an inspiration for a lot of farmers with its cash-yielding dragon fruit.

Hailing from Chilahua village beneath Allahganj police station, Atul Mishra accomplished his BTech in laptop science from Chennai. Regardless of this, Mishra didn’t peruse for a high-paying job and determined to to experiment with dragon fruit cultivation.

To strive one thing new, he introduced just a few saplings of the dragon fruit, additionally referred to as Pitahaya, from Maharashtra’s Sholapur in 2018 and planted them on a barren land owned by his household.

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Following the success, he expanded the fruit farming on 5 acres of his land. “There are one other seven acres of barren land of our household during which dragon fruit could be grown subsequent season,” PTI quoted him saying.

Presently, Mishra has employed three males and a lady to assist him domesticate dragon fruit on a big scale. Now, aside kind rising the fruit, he’s additionally promoting saplings of the dragon fruit to farmers coming to him from many states, together with Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.

A tropical fruit native to Mexico and Central America, dragon fruit is grown in several elements of Maharashtra. Additionally it is grown in Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.

After the crop is cultivated between Might and till December, Mishra sells them at a good-looking revenue in Delhi’s Azadpur mandi.

Impressed by Mishra’s success, farmers close by have began reaching him for help. In the meantime, Chief Improvement Officer Shyam Bahadur Singh promised help.

With PTI inputs. 

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