Gandhinagar, 10 october 2020
There are 107 villages in the Ghed area of Porbandar and 7 taluks of Junagadh. In which 28 villages of 3 taluks of Junagadh district fall under Ghed. Junagadh district was one 24 years ago. There are 11 villages of Keshod, 4 villages of Manavadar and 13 villages of Mangrol. All the villages are situated on hills. Because the water of the rivers Bhadar, Ojat, Maghuvati, Bilveswari comes and spreads to all the sheep.
In the monsoon, the agricultural land of 107 villages is submerged. The Ghed area starts from the Kutiyana National Highway. Which leads to the ocean. Maghavpur is its main center. Bhadar River meets near the new port. Like a tap lake. If the new port bar does not open, water will remain till Janmashtami.
After that cultivation is started in which native cotton, legumes, sorbet, gram, crops are taken. There is no hard work after sowing. Do not even have to do weeding, Asia’s largest Amipur dam is here.
Odia – Leaf – beans
The queen of vegetables of Gujarat, leafy vegetables are grown here at one place. When the festival of Diwali comes, leafy vegetables are eaten here in abundance. Odia are sold. Dried water filled Odia are applied. Which consists of 4-6 seeds. Odia beans are in high demand. 300 rupees or more per kg.
beans are used. Odia can also be combined with any vegetable. Odia soaked overnight before cooking. It is then boiled. Brinjal has a unique taste.
Black mugs. Green leafy vegetables with black Mung and red rice give the flavor.
There is a large production of jowar (gundhari), mug, gram, indigenous cotton in the Ghad region. There is a silt area. Moisture – crops grow without water. Like Ahmedabad’s Bhalia Wheat. Apart from petals and wheat, there is a huge demand for sorbet, urad and black mug. These varieties are no longer economically viable because they do not receive good prices and high yields, so farmers are reducing them to farming for commercial purposes. Famine is also a cause. Planting is done to eat for your home. If Junagadh Agricultural University does nothing to improve the seeds, then these unique varieties are on the verge of extinction. Apart from selling land, BJP’s Vijay Rupani government will do nothing here.
There are some unique local varieties of sesame, onion, garlic and paddy. Red-red wheat, white pieces of wheat, red-black paddy are now rare. It will not be planted in a few years.
No monsoon farming
Monsoon farming is not done here. It is cultivated here 8 months after the monsoon. Such an area is nowhere in India except Bhal in Ahmedabad. Traditional ghee farming is decreasing now.
Memories of lord krishna
In this region Lord Krishna was married to Rukmani in Madhupur. Its secret may be the ripening of virgin land and its unique fields.
18 years’ experience
Dahyalal Gareja (9687756966), who was a teacher in Ghad for 18 years, says that the sweetness of today’s crops is different. The crop is harvested without water. Kale Mung and Oriya-Jalari are the specialty here. Red rice is grown in 3 villages near Maghupar. Which is in demand outside Saurashtra. Red rice could not be harvested this year due to heavy rains. Whose sweetness is different. As the monsoon weakens, the cultivation of certain crops is decreasing. he said.
Black tea like china
Black tea without milk is drunk here like China. The whole of Gujarat drinks harmful tea with milk but people here drink black tea with a unique taste. In which lemon juice is added. Which is the major drink of the Ghed region. Black tea is called coffee. It tastes so good that it often makes you feel like drinking it. It is difficult to keep cattle in this area because it is isolated from the world for 4 months in the monsoon. Then milk tea may have replaced black tea.