Early varieties of vegetable pea for higher productivity
Mr. Sushil Kumar Bind is a marginal farmer in village Bahuti, block Marihaan District Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. He has about one hectare land for cultivation. He attended Kisan Mela at the Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR), Varanasi and interacted with the vegetable scientists. He came to know about early varieties of vegetable pea matching very well in rice-wheat cropping system prevailing in eastern parts of UP. Under the NAIP project, he obtained quality seeds and fertilizer. After land preparation, he did seed sowing of Kashi Uday and Kashi Nandini in the last October. In the month of December, he earned about Rs. 40.000 by sale of 1200 kilogram of pea pod.