Assam: 140 Varieties of Tomatoes, 80 Varieties of Chilies Cultivated in Pabhoi
The weights of these tomatoes range from 250 grams to 5 grams
TEZPUR: A large variety of vegetables have been successfully cultivated at an agricultural facility in the Pabhoi region in Biswanath of Assam.
A large number of vegetables including 140 varieties of tomatoes, 80 varieties of chillies and 52 varieties of cabbages, broccoli and cauliflowers, were successfully cultivated in the farms of Pabhoi Greens in Biswanath. The facility itself spreads over a huge plot of land with multiple fisheries within it.
A huge number of tomatoes varying in shapes and sizes as well as flavours and textures were produced this season. The weights of these tomatoes range from 250 grams to 5 grams while colours vary from bring red to green and yellow.
Cabbages, cauliflowers and broccoli of 52 varieties have also been produced on the farm. Along with a total of 80 varieties of chillies of different shapes, sizes, flavours and heat.
The experimental cultivation of these crops has been done by the agri-based youth entrepreneur Neelam Dutta in Pabhoi Greens. Apart from the experimental cultivation of these crops, he is also actively participating in the cultivation of rice and with the rearing of fish.
The organisation has also been instrumental in encouraging organic modes of cultivation as well as fish farming for more than a decade now. They are also engaged in the production and preservation of organic seeds for various groups in order to ensure the sustenance of the original crops. With the output of more than 2 MT of vermicompost,
Neelam Dutta has been successful in training groups of women in the states of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh towards the cultivation of several vegetables and cash crops as well as the commercial rearing of fish. His organisation sells not only a wide variety of fish to consumers but also spawns and fingerlings to other fish farmers as per their needs.
Apart from training people working in the region, Neelam Dutta has also travelled to multiple parts of Europe in accordance with multiple programmes of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He also undertakes training for entrepreneurs and students on the farm.
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