Chamarajanagar: Honnur is a remote village in the Yelandur taluk of the Chamarajanagar district. Here, the villagers have adopted a unique method of farming which can possibly be a solution to the farming distress across the country.
Nisarga trust, Mysuru, Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene district units have launched a community farming project in the village and the farmers have been engaged in this since the last one and a half months.
For this project, a total of 15 farmers have joined hands and have bought five acres of land on a contract basis. They have all invested an equal amount and the market place for the produce is being provided by the Nisarga trust.
Another highlight of this initiative is that farming is being done organically, which means that no chemicals or fertilisers are being used.
Over 30 crops: According to Honnur Prakash, president, Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene district unit, over 30 crops are being cultivated in this five-acre piece of land. Tomato, ladies finger, various greens, turmeric, sugarcane etc are being grown here. "The farm products are sold at the Hasiru Santhe, an organic market place in Mysuru," he said.
According to the farmers engaged in this project, this is a new experiment and they are expecting a sustainable module in the coming days. "The first crop has already been harvested and they have got a good price for the produce," informed the farmers.
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