Dragon Fruit : Gujarat government makes big announcement for farmers
Dragon Fruit : Gujarat government makes big announcement for farmers cultivating dragon fruit, find out what’s in the newsIncentive assistance to farmers cultivating lotus fruit will be paid directly from the DBT to the farmer’s account.
The Gujarat government has made a big announcement for farmers cultivating dragon fruit. State Agriculture Minister Raghavji Patel said that a total of Rs.1000 lakh would be provided to farmers cultivating lotus fruit i.e. dragonfruit and Rs.650 lakh would be provided to farmers under comprehensive horticulture development.
3 lakh per hectare and 4.50 lakh per hectare
A maximum of Rs. 3 lakh per hectare will be provided to the general caste farmers cultivating dragon fruit and a maximum of Rs. 4.50 lakh per hectare will be provided to SC / ST farmers within one hectare limit.
650 lakh assistance to farmers under CHD
In addition, Comprehensive Horticulture Development provides assistance to farmers in perennial fruit planting, assistance in irrigation equipment, horticultural mechanization, horticultural infrastructure, vermi compost unit, plastic cover, financial assistance in various components such as individual farmer, FPO, FPC, Total. A decision has been taken in the interest of the farmers to start a program of Rs. 650 lakhs for the assistance of Rs.
A total amount of Rs. 1650 lakh has been allocated by the State Government for both the programs for this incentive assistance.
The farmers of the state will benefit greatly
With a good amount of important vitamins and minerals in dragonfruit, the area under this crop can be increased rapidly with the aid program for cultivation, as well as the dependence on imports from abroad can be reduced.
If the Gujarat farmer gets the necessary financial assistance against the initial high investment, the Gujarat farmer will get ample opportunities to earn foreign exchange by exporting to other countries. Incentive assistance to farmers cultivating lotus fruit will be paid directly from the DBT to the farmer’s account.
Dragon fruit is the fruit of several cactus species of the genus Hylocereus and Selenicereus.
Dragon fruit plants consist of roots, stems, thorns, flowers, and fruit. The roots of dragon fruits are hairy roots growing in the soil on top of the root hanging rod. The roots grow along the stem to the spine of the fin in the corner of the trunk. At the thorn, will grow flower that looks like a flower Wijayakusuma. Flowers that do not fall develop into fruit. Dragon fruit is round slightly oval shape about the size of an avocado. Bright red fruit leather for the kind of white and red dragon fruit, dark red to black dragon fruit, and yellow for the yellow dragon fruit. On the whole skin was filled with tassels analogous with dragon scales. Therefore, this fruit called pitaya.
Dragon fruit cultivated by cuttings or seed seeding. Plants will thrive if planted porous media (not muddy), nutrient rich, sandy, ample sunshine and temperatures between 38-40 ° C. If the treatment is good enough, the plant will begin to bear fruit at the age of 11-17 months. Dragon fruit is very adaptive cultivated in various daearah an altitude 0-1200 m asl. The most important thing is to get enough sunlight is a condition of dragon fruit growth.
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