In Gujarat, as the fields became smaller, a new theory of mass farming was being developed

AHMEDABAD: A new scheme is underway to produce consumer-oriented and export-oriented farmland in India through integrated crop management with land, water, weather-sunlight, manpower, moneypower, technology, with plans to set up a group of Israeli farmers with 100 to 1000 acres of land. Is going. Such mass cultivation is taking place in many places in Gujarat.

To motivate these farmers to cultivate agriculture by giving them full knowledge of modern farming, which is known as saline crops of Gujarat. Purchasing all the equipment of the unit simultaneously, the new idea of ​​working farming as a major machinery purchase order has been introduced. This is called mass farming.

Farmers join their land in this scheme. Farmers with at least two acres of land can become members. Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Rupala, said that the agricultural land is being cut off by inheritance, which has resulted in the loss of production due to the smallholder land, thus emphasizing the practice of mass farming and contract farming.

Farming is breaking down

Gujarat is a piece of land of 1.20 crore. There are 5 million farmer families. There is a debt of Rs 24,000 crore. On average, 42 per cent of farm families have a debt of Rs 16.74 lakh each. In 15 years, farm labor has increased, 17 lakh farm laborers have increased. Since 2001, 4 lakh farmers have fallen. Who work as poor labor. The land is split into small pieces. Land is being broken into pieces due to family separation. Therefore, farmers are selling the land as they cannot afford it. By selling land, they look for labor. Gujarat had 46.61 lakh farmers in 2005-06, which increased to 48.85 lakh in 2010-11. In 2018, it increased to 5 million. So now mass cultivation has become necessary.

As small farmers grew, land was declining

The number of land holding farmers in Gujarat has increased by 2.25 lakh. But against it, the total agricultural land which was 102 crore hectare in 2005-06 has been reduced to 98.98 lakh hectare in 2010-11. Thus, agricultural land in the state has fallen by 3.70 lakh hectares. But in 2017-18, 94 lakh hectares and by 2025 are expected to be reduced to 86 lakh hectares. The land has become useless or has gone unnoticed in the industry. Earlier, the land used to be a farmer with 10 wagons. In which its subsistence cannot operate. So poverty is increasing. As the population declines, 4 lakh farmers have fallen. In Gujarat, since 2001, 1.5 lakh hectares of land has fallen. That simply means that so many farmers have fallen. Due to family separation, the land is turning into small pieces. So poverty has increased.

Mass farming in Gandhinagar

Mahindra Halisa, Ghanap and Shivpura Kampa families of Gandhinagar district are collectively cultivating 8 hectares of area. To see that, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani arrived at Shivpura Kampa village near Gandhinagar on July 28, 2019, the very next day after the session of the state assembly. Narendra Modi, the longest ruler in Gujarat, has never gone to a farmer’s farm but Rupani has gone to a farmer’s farm. After careful inspection of the collective farming system, the farmers told the families that this mass farming experiment of Shivapura Kampa was necessary to adopt farmers from other areas of the state.

Not only do these families cultivate by adopting 5% micro-cultivation and drip system, but in addition to groundnut and potato crops, they also get good produce by cultivating kharif. Farmer Shantibhai told the Chief Minister that the cultivation of groundnut-potatoes was done in valuation and 100% contract farming. They also sell potato wafers and other products.

Junagadh Group experiment

Gondaniya, Nalin Savliya, Magan Patolia, Deep Solanki, Advocate RD Patel, together with the dioceses of the diocese, came together to cultivate a co-operative group in the vicinity of Viswadar village of Junagadh district. One village farmer rented 72 tigers on a 15-year contract and planted pomegranate and borer plants.

Mass cultivation of Israel

In 1948, 65% of Israel’s land was desert and agricultural land was 21%. The government and the people made enormous efforts to cultivate 2,17,500 acres of desert land. Made the desert green. It is raining heavily. Israel has surpassed cooperative farming in producing countries in the world. The land is in the name of all government. The income is shared by the farmers. In 1985 there were 260 kibbutzar-mass families, up from 400 today.

The state is the first in the production of peanuts, cotton and lampposts

The state of Gujarat ranks first in the production of groundnut, divala and cotton crops. With it, the Gandhinagar district ranks first in the production of peanuts across the state. The sales system, value added, export, wide advertising for the local market, is planned to create an attraction in the market with attractive packing quality.

Great changes in eating and drinking

At present, the food and drink of the people of Gujarat are changing drastically. Demand for a quality, balanced diet is on the rise. There is a great need for local and export of livestock farming. There is a huge demand for our contribution abroad, vegetables, marijuana, herbs, medicinal and aromatic plants.

1 crore population in Gujarat, 7 crore in Gujarat

India’s Policy Commission estimates that the present population of the country is 5 crore which will be 2 crore in 5 and 7 crore in Gujarat. There will be 1 crore in 5, which will occupy the number one position in the world (1-5%).

When the three countries of the world are joined by world commercialization, huge opportunities for export have emerged. (see original Gujarati language in