RAIPUR: What began out as a ardour for health and giving again to nature has now develop into a full-time career for a 45-year-old home-maker in Raipur. Wielding an axe in a single hand and fertiliser within the different, Kavita Dev took up farming as a devoted job and has managed to transform a chemically-treated land in Durg’s Patan village right into a fertile land conducive for natural farming — all with no prior expertise of farming.
Hailing from Raipur’s Sundar Nagar, Kavita Dev took up farming in 2018 having no concept of how issues would pan out. Nevertheless, over three years on, Kavita has immediately established herself as a profitable entrepreneur. Initially, Kavita struggled to study the fundamentals of natural farming and spent all day exploring the way to convert soil high quality and develop conducive setting for micro-organisms. The larger problem for her was to persuade native farmers to affix her as they didn’t belief a girl coming from town.
Nevertheless, to battle all odds and to boost her studying and product creating abilities, Kavita enrolled in centre’s R-ABI Agribusiness Incubator program in 2020 which is run at Raipur’s Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV). Right here, underneath the mentorship of Affiliate Professor Hulas Pathak and enterprise managers, Kavita recognized her core competency in doing bee-farming and creating value-added merchandise together with superfood like honey Propolis and cosmetics made out of organically sourced bee’s wax. The R-ABI incubator program continues to help her operation’s backend and consumer-end. Right now, she is supporting 15 feminine and 4 male farmers in Patan village.
Explaining function of agro-diversity in bettering land fertility, Kavita insists on doing built-in farming. “Beneath built-in farming idea, I accommodated cows, goats and livestock cultivation together with common farming on my farm. Their waste materials was utilized in making ready manure, which gives sustainable setting for micro-organism and minimized different bills.”
Kavita is credited to domesticate a conventional number of turmeric with a curcumin worth of round 4% — licensed from a meals and drug lab in Hyderabad.
Inside a span of three-and-half years, Kavita isn’t solely producing millets however making value-added merchandise like millets cookies and ‘ladoos’, and dosa combine which had been exported in different states and different nations like Singapoure.
“Organice farming can produce terrific outcomes if one is dedicated to work on their very own in fields with bettering land fertility, incorporating built-in farming and creating worth added merchandise of their very own,” Kavita mentioned.



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