As per its plan to double the income of the farmers’ by 2022, the Central Government has taken up several useful initiatives under the department of agriculture cooperation farmers' welfare. The basic aim behind the schemes is to empower the farmers of the nation.
Something similar and beyond traditional is being thought out by a farmer in Uttar Pradesh, named Moinuddin who has realized that traditional farming of rice and wheat are not the only option for farming. He has even come into contact with other farmers and explained it to them as well that one can think out-of-the-box and opt for other farming options rather than only sticking to the rice and wheat cultivation.
Moinuddin has chosen to cultivate flowers and is a well-settled florist. Notably, he has already set his mark with his income being doubled and garnered 85 lakhs as profit in the last financial year. Harvesting flower in an area of 20 acres at Dafedar Purwa village in Barabanki district, Uttar Pradesh, Moinuddin has been able to set the trend for unconventional cultivation. He has chosen to cultivate only two flowers- 'gerbera' and 'gladiolus' as main plants. However, not only flower plants, Moinuddin plants banana too on the sidelines of the field.
A highly educated law graduate, farming came to Moinuddin by fate as he had to look after his family farming traditions after the sudden death of his father. However, although not tried before, right on his first venture into farming, Moinuddin started planting gladiolus in his farming land. The beginning of the farming was not satisfactory for him as his family started discouraging him for choosing to cultivate flowers instead of rice or wheat crops. But had he listened to his family and stick to traditional farming, his income would have never been more than 7 lakhs per month now.
Today he exports around 25,000 flowers per day to the metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Gujarat and even to international cities such as Dubai in United Arab Emirates and Sherja in Yemen.