Andhra govt offers 75% subsidy for greenhouse farming

HYDERABAD: The city may not have to depend on neighbouring states for supply of vegetables much longer as the Telangana government has announced 75% subsidy for greenhouse farming in 1,000 acres around Hyderabad

According to the scheme, subsidy would be provided for greenhouse farming in areas ranging between 100 square metres to three acres. The infrastructure in one acre may cost about Rs 32 lakh, of which the government would provide Rs 24 lakh

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Andhra-govt-offers-75-subsidy-for-greenhouse-farming/articleshow/45064263.cms

Cost Breakup Samples :- http://agritech.tnau.ac.in/agricultural_engineering/greenhouse.pdf

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End to End Project setup for 1 acre is given below

Rose        :- Project Cost 40 Lakhs ; Profit 6 Lakhs/year
Gerbera        :- Project Cost 47 Lakhs ; Profit 8 Lakhs/year
Carnation    :- Project Cost 50 Lakhs ; Profit 8 Lakhs/year
Capsicum    :- Project Cost 35 Lakhs ; Profit 7 Lakhs/year

Creating contour map of your farm

Wanted to design a farm pond based on engineering survey? Do it yourself by measuring elevation profile of hundreds of location(contour map). Using Quickgrid,there are various options to open a base map and overlap water flow direction. Watch video for detailed instruction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbs7bhv7HgQ

Software needed in Windows

  1. GOOGLE EARTH–>https://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.html (Register as your gmail id and key as GEPFREE)
  2. TCX CONVERTER & QUIKGRID–>http://www.cadingenuity.com/2014/05/create-contour-lines-from-google-earth.html
  3. Golden Software(Surfer) –>http://www.goldensoftware.com/products/surfer

Click photo for larger view

FarmContour QuickGrid

Farm  Surfer

My identification

  • 3 ponds(Left,Middle,Right) have been identified in my farm
  • Each pond can equally harvest upto 5 acres.
  • 60*35*35 feet size harvest based on 10% surface run off of red soil.
  • 5,00,000 liters can be harvested from 250 mm(10 inches) occurring from 5 or 6 intensive rainfall in a season.
  • A tar road is separating left & right side land . Water flows along the road. Wanted to stop it within our land. Also this becomes upstream for left side bore and recharges better than leaving water along the tar road or divert them to left pond,in which case next plot will benefit due to slope characteristics.

2015 Nobel Prize for Water- India won!

Rajendra Singh, environmental activist based in Rajasthan, has been conferred the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize(known as Nobel Prize for Water) this year for his innovative Rain water harvesting efforts. Congratulations, Rajendra Singh and zindabad!

  • He built 8,600 Rain Water Harvesting(RWH) structures
  • He revived 5 rivers in Rajasthan.
  • He brought water to 1,000 villages
  • He is known as Modern day Gandhi or Water Man of India

Prize announced –>http://www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/laureates/2015-2/

You can watch CNN documentary about his work here

More here http://www.hydratelife.org/?page_id=935

Commodity prices comparision (2014 vs 2015)

Here are the prices of various commodities in Chenna. Most other markets probably reflects similar trend. (Source : http://www.thehindu.com/business/markets/article6561122.ece)

Commodity Quantity Now Year ago % Change
Beans 1 kg 40 47 -14.89%
Red Chillies 1 kg 120 140 -14.29%
Grapes 1 kg 60 70 -14.29%
Gingelly Oil 1 ltr 165 185 -10.81%
Potato 1 kg 28 29 -3.45%
Sweet Lime 1 kg 49 50 -2.00%
Atta 1 kg 42 42 0.00%
Rava 1 kg 52 52 0.00%
Table Salt 1 kg 12 12 0.00%
Ghee 1 kg 450 450 0.00%
Coffee 50 g 77 77 0.00%
Tea 100 g 42 42 0.00%
Rice 1 kg 55 54 1.85%
Channa 1 kg 80 78 2.56%
Apple 1 kg 175 170 2.94%
Refined Oil 1 ltr 172 167 2.99%
Health drink 500 g 184 177 3.95%
Mustard 100 g 9 8.5 5.88%
Pumpkin 1 kg 18 17 5.88%
Banana 1 kg 35 33 6.06%
Tamarind 1 kg 120 110 9.09%
Sugar 1 kg 44 40 10.00%
Urad Dal 1 kg 92 82 12.20%
Cauliflower 1 kg 34 30 13.33%
Brinjal 1 kg 23 20 15.00%
Tur Dal 1 kg 98 84 16.67%
Garlic 1 kg 110 90 22.22%
Beetroot 1 kg 24 19 26.32%
Dhania 1 kg 165 125 32.00%
Milk 500 ml 19 14 35.71%
Onion (big) 1 kg 26 18 44.44%
Drumstick 1 kg 43 29 48.28%
Carrot 1 kg 60 38 57.89%
Cabbage 1 kg 24 15 60.00%
Tomato 1 kg 25 15 66.67%

Sowing & Harvesting Seasons of Priciple Crops in India

Crops Season Sowing Harvesting
Rice Autumn March – Aug. June – Dec.
Winter June – Oct. Nov. – April
Summer Nov. – Feb. March – June
Jowar Kharif April – August Sept. – Jan.
Rabi Sept. – Dec. Jan. – April
Bajra June – Aug. Sept. – Dec.
Maize Kharif June – Aug. Aug. – Nov.
Rabi Oct. – Dec. Jan. – April  
Wheat Sept. – Dec. Feb. – May
Gram Sept – Dec. Feb. – May
Potato  (Winter) Aug. – Dec. Jan. – May
(Summer) Feb. – July Jan. – May
Sugarcane Dec. – May Oct. – Apr.
Tobacco July – Dec. Jan. – May
Groundnut May – Aug. Sept. – Jan.
Cotton Mar. – Sept. Sept. – Apr.
Jute Feb. – July July. – Nov.

Solar Pump Bank Subsidy- New Scheme-2015

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  • Read this carefully....https://natgrp.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/nabard-operational-guidelines-of-solar-water-pumping-programme.pdf
  • The scheme is effective from 3 November 2014
  • The scheme involves provision of loans by all types of banks in your area and NABARD. Repayment will be in 10 years
  • 30,000 pumps all over India. Statewise breakup is given in first document
  • The subsidy offered by the NABARD is a minimum of Rs. 50,000 and a maximum of up to Rs. 1.94 lakh for each system based on its capacity
  • Solar pumping system upto 10 HP are eligible for subsidy under the scheme
  • Only manufacturers(check 2 links below) approved by MNRE, GoI can participate in the scheme
  • http://www.mnre.gov.in/file-manager/offgrid-solar-schemes/swp-statewise.pdf
  • http://mnre.gov.in/file-manager/UserFiles/manufactures_nabard_pump.pdf