Success Story

Entrepreneurship Development through Production and Marketing of Vegetable Seedlings

Three rural youth namely Sri. Rakesh & Sri. Sandeep from the KVK adoptedvillage Raniyala Dayalpur started vegetable nursery raising vocation after taking training from KVK.

Crop Variety No. of Seedling Unit Sale (Rs.) Gross Return (Rs.) Cost of Cultivation (Rs.) Net Return(Rs.)
Brinjal Navkiran
Shamli
Nishant
100000
85000
92000
0.90/seedling
0.90/seedling
0.90/seedling
90000.00
76500.00
82800.00
112850.00 Seed, Fertilizer, Pesticide, Labour, Polythene & etc. 387950.00
Chilli Solzar
Jhumka
125000
110000
0.90/seedling
0.90/seedling
112500.00
99000.00
Onion Agrifound
Light Red
600 kg 40/kg 24000.00
NHRDF
Red-2
400 kg 40/kg 16000.00
Total 500800.00

The vegetable nursery farmers for sale of seedling from neighboring districts and also from Uttarakhand and Haryana visit the nursery on regular basis for purchasing quality seedlings. Within one year sale of vegetable nursery unit around 5,12,000 seedlings of different vegetables were sold and secured net income Rs. 3,87,950/- in a year (Oct., 2013 to May, 2014)


Establishment of Button Mushroom Units (Seasonal) During 2014-15

The KVK conducted vocational training for unemployed rural youth for “Mushroom Cultivation”. Total 22 training programmes with 220 beneficiaries and 55 demonstrations were also conducted during last 5 years. 586.50 kg of spawn was also produced and supplied by KVK.

After taking skill oriented training and demonstrations some youths adopted “White Button Mushroom Cultivation” as vocations for self employment during Oct. – March. These youths organized themselves in a group for marketing of mushroom. The details data is as under.


S.N. Name of Village No of Units Developed No of Bags Total Mushroom Produced (Kg) Total Income Lac Cost of Cultivation Lac Net Revenue Generated (Lac)
1 Madanuki 15 23600 84960 76-46 25-48 50-97
2 Saharanpur City 01 200 800 0-72 0-24 0-48
3 Budhakhera Gujjer 03 2000 7200 6-48 2-16 4-32
4 Deoband 03 4800 17280 15-55 5-18 10-36
5 Dadnor 02 800 2875 2-58 0-86 1-72
6 Ahmadpur 02 850 3060 2-75 0-91 1-83
7 Kajipura 02 800 2880 2-59 0-86 1-72
8 Gangoli 02 500 1800 1-62 0-54 1-08
9 Sherpur 01 1500 5400 4-86 1-62 3-24
10 Datauli 01 250 900 0-81 0-27 0-54
11 Hasanpur 01 200 800 0-72 0-24 0-48
Total 33 35550 127990 115-17 38-37 76-76

Marketing : All the mushroom growers pooled their produce which facilitated the bulk buyers to contact these growers. Thus marketing issue became easy. The KVK provided technical support on regular basis by visiting the units.