The farmers of UP are earning well from the cultivation of cowpea, know how much is getting the price
- 6:15 AM August 9, 2022
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Adarsh Tripathi, Hardoi | Edited by: Om Prakash
Aug 09, 2022 | 11:37 am
In Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh, farmers are earning millions from the crop of cowpea on rainy days. Farmers are making profits in many ways due to the cultivation of cowpea. One, this farming increases the fertility of the field and secondly its beans are selling the farmer by selling in the market as vegetables. Veteran farmer Ramjeevan, a resident of Shankar Purva of Hardoi, told that earlier he used to live by working as a laborer. Due to this, his financial condition was very bad. Later, the cultivation of cowpea changed his life.
Ramjeevan said that at the behest of a village partner, he made up his mind to go to the chaupal of the Horticulture Department. Information was being given by the people of the department regarding vegetable cultivation there. During the same information, he came to know about the cultivation of cowpea. After that he improved his field and started cultivating cowpea in it.
Lobia has got the best crop. He told that he has harvested cowpea by making a net in the field. There was a lot of profit by selling crops at first. Since then, he has broken the pod of cowpea several times and sold it in the market. The farmer said that Lobia's pod is being sold in the market at very expensive prices. Its price gets up to Rs 80 per kg. About 100 quintals of green cowpea crop comes out in one hectare. This is a crop to be prepared in about 50 days.
Its cultivation requires an average of four irrigation. Hardoi District Horticulture Officer Suresh Kumar said that farmers in the district are cultivating cowpea for green pods, green manure, green fodder and dried seeds. Lobberia contains plenty of protein and calcium. People mostly use iron pods as vegetables. People like to eat green pods of cowpea as vegetables in India. It is a crop to be caused by both drought and rainy season. With a little care, farmers are taking a very good crop from it.Read more: Sriganganagar: Internationally selected Sahil, encouraged sports talent