Drip irrigation brought honours and money to Javerilal Kapurchand Kanaria of Nashik district when he ventured out of his cloth business and began growing pomegranates, each weighing more than a kg. Two years after Kanaria started his scientific farming in Taharabad, his balance-sheet -- Rs 6 lakh annually from a 2 ha orchard -- showed that growing pomegranates on dry land was more profitable than running a cloth store. The largest pomegranate in Kanaria's orchard weighed 1.7 kg.
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