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smart farming

The two IITians explore ways to make farming profitable for Bihar farmers. "Our concept was far removed from reality,” says Shashank. “We realised the problem lies in the gap between demand and the produce.” Farmers in the hinterlands of Bihar prefer sowing labour-intensive paddy and wheat. They do not grow for the market and have little idea about high-value crops.

Read about their initiative


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I have land in Kokan belt at Raigad, Maharashtra. Good amount of Agricultural land where Rice is grown. What is the best crop to cultivate thr?

Also, have some land on Hilly Region where can have water supply also. What is suitable for it? Like cashew or something

20 February 2013
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Hello Manish and Shashank....its really wonderful to read about your work. I run schools and would like to know the profitability analysis if you've some data to share. I'd like to suggest this model to school owners who have at least one acre of land to spare in the school campus, which can be earmarked to farming. Children in schools can learn a lot by participating in farming.


Rajesh Ranjit

9 March 2013
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Rajesh Ranjit

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