Farmer reaps profit with capsicum, chilli

Farmer reaps profit with capsicum, chilli

Vegetable-growers find them more 'reliable' than conventional tomatoes

Ramu, a farmer in Hanumanayakanahalli, had sown capsicum and chilli in his two-acre farm and is expecting a bumper crop.

Local source
Ramu has grown the ‘Rudra’ variety of capsicum and chilli obtained from the local nursery. These vegetables continue to yield for at least six months without fail.Ramu, who is dependent on a borewell for irrigating his farm, has grown capsicum in one acre and chilli in another acre.

He has also taken the advice of Horticulture department officers and adopted innovative methods of farming.

Technique
Speaking to reporters, Ramu said: “I adopted the method of drip irrigation and also used malching paper on the roots of the plants to ensure that moisture content stays for longer durations.”

Fertilisers were mixed with water used for drip irrigation and as a result the plants are strong and healthy.

A ton a day
Every day at least a ton on capsicum and chilli is transported to Chennai and Coimbatore without the interference of any middlemen.

“We get about Rs 40 a kilo and this covers for not just our investment, but we are making profits too,” Ramu said.

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