Balangir: Dileswar Sahu of Mundomahul village under Patnagarh block in Balangir district has become a successful farmer.
He has nine acres of farming land. Out of this, he used to do paddy farming in three acres. In rest of the lands, he plants seasonal vegetables.
“My family consists of seven members. Our income from the field was not sufficient,” said Dileswar.
“I got to know about Reliance Foundation two years back from a radio programme. They had given a toll free number 18004198800 so that we could contact agriculture scientists. So I contacted the agriculture scientists and asked them about the procedure of better farming,” he added.
“The procedures have helped me in getting much profit than before. I was worried about insects damaging paddy in my farm and didn’t know how to tackle the situation. Then I called the toll-free number and spoke about the insect problem in my field. An agricultural scientist gave me all the solutions to my problem. I used the insect killer prescribed by him in my paddy field and got better result than before,” said Dileswar.
“Now I am getting a profit of Rs 50,000 to Rs 70,000 from the paddy field. I am also getting a good profit from vegetables farming,” he added.
“Thanks to Reliance Foundation, my family’s standard of living is now better than before,” said Dileswar.