Pomegranate king

Published: Saturday 15 August 1992

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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