Sandhir

Success Story 1

Name                      :
Karam Singh
Fathers Name       :
Fula Ram
Mobile No              :
+91805353XXXX
Story                      :

I have in total 8 acres of land where I've sown 6 acres of wheat and 2 acres of tomato. I have benefitted quite a lot from the messages that come regularly. The weather prediction that comes regularly is quite accurate. Not just me but the neighboring farmers also get the messages and communicate messages to each other which can help in benefitting all the farmers living in the locality. I didn't water my field the day it was predicted that it will rain and it actually did rain which helped me in saving the amount of water that I would have spent without knowing the weather forecast. Also, it saved me a lot of time which would have been a waste otherwise and also the electricity I would have spent would also reduce as it was not used at all. Earlier I used to apply 4 bags of fertilizers in the field without having any knowledge but after hearing the messages I started applying 3 bags of fertilizers per acre of the field which helped in saving money worth 6 bags of fertilizers. The best advantage that I think happened was earlier the output in terms of quantity as well as quality was very less but using the apt quantity of fertilizers both the quantity as well as the quality has increased as compared to the previous year. One bag of fertilizer costs me rupees 300 and saving 6 bags of fertilizers I could save total of rupees 1800. Also using the apt quantity also saved the quality of the soil in the field which is also sustainable. Talking about paddy in the previous season the output was around rupees 250000 and this year the output was worth rupees 400000. Hence, I could save around 150000 more than what I could save from the previous year. So, my personal efforts with the combination of the timely messages helped me to achieve everything stated above.



Success Story 2

Name                      :
Aswani Sharma
Fathers Name       :
Savaran Lal Sharma
Mobile No              :
+91852952XXXX
Story                      :

I have 7 acres of land in which I have sown 4 acres of wheat 2.5 acres of tomatoes and 0.5 acres of grass and other things. I have applied fertilizers in the wheat fields exactly according to the messages that I've heard. This year I have applied 2 bags of fertilizers per acre of land with respect to 2.5 bags per acre which I used to put in the previous year. This helped me save a total of 2 bags of fertilizers. Last year, there was excessive rain and my one acre of land got spoilt completely and this was a big loss for me and because of the loss in one field I applied extra fertilizers in the other field. There are benefits related to water, fertilizers that have to be applied and the amount of pesticides to be used in the crop. All these benefits are reciprocated through the messages. E.g. there was yellowness in the crop and I thought that applying more fertilizers will help me reduce the yellowness but in the message I was told that it happened due to the excessive water in the field and hence my cost of adding extra fertilizers was saved. Last year, paddy output was worth rupees 200000 and this year the output was double than the previous year. This increased my profit to almost 200000 which was double the previous year.



Success Story 3

Name                      :
Om prakash
Fathers Name       :
Kali Ram
Mobile No              :
+91852966XXXX
Story                      :

I have a total of 5 acres of land and I have sown wheat in the fields. In this year I have applied 12 bags of fertilizers in all the fields whereas in the previous year I used to put 15 bags of fertilizers. This reduction of fertilizers happened after I listened to the messages that come regularly on my phone. One bag of fertilizer costs me approximately rupees 300 which in totality helped me to save rupees 900 because of the messages I used to listen. I always follow the message that comes regarding the pesticide to apply to the crops and spray it accordingly. I also had a lot of monetary benefits in paddy in terms of the quantity that was produced. Previous year the output was approximately 16 quintals but this year the approximately output was around 20 quintals. So, a net increase of 4 quintals happened after following the messages.



Success Story 4

Name                      :
Pankaj
Fathers Name       :
Mulkh raj
Mobile No              :
+91868384XXXX
Story                      :

I have followed the messages that come regarding the application of pesticides in my Paddy crop. The benefit is there with the message that I've been listening to. Again talking about paddy the output this year is quite better than this year. The government rates were also quite good and the input cost was also less than what it was the previous year. Last year, the paddy was worth rupees 40000 but this year the output was worth rupees 50000 which means the net profit was worth rupees 10000 per acre of my land.



Success Story 5

Name                      :
Harinder Singh
Fathers Name       :
Santosh singh
Mobile No              :
+91895033XXXX
Story                      :

I have a total of 6 acres of land in which I have sown 5 acres of wheat and in 1 acre various type of vegetables . I regularly listen to the messages and with the help of the information in the messages as well as my experience I decide the amount of fertilizers I have to add to the crops. I have started following the messages that were sent and started putting fertilizers in paddy crop according to that. The weather forecast that comes through the messages is a really good initiative and I've been benefitting from it a lot. In the paddy crop I followed the messages and didn't water the fields. The farmers who didn't follow the messages watered their fields and the crop has turned yellow for them due to excessive watering. Most importantly this helped me to save my crop and other than this, it saved me the cost to water the field through electric motor and also saved my lot of time. This time because of all the factors I could save approximately rupees 60000 in my paddy crop as compared to the previous year.



Success Story 6

Name                      :
Sanjeev
Fathers Name       :
Ram Singh
Mobile No              :
+91903401XXXX
Story                      :

I have a total of around 35 acres of land in which I have sown paddy as well as vegetables. I regularly listen to the messages that I get and have also followed the amount of fertilizers that should have been applied to the crops. In 20 acres of land I have sown Paddy and comparing to the previous year the output is 2 quintal more per acre which sums to a net increase of 40 quintals in paddy. This year the government rates were also quite good and at an average I could earn around rupees 600000 more than that I could earn the previous year. This benefit that I received was the combined effort of my knowledge as well as the messages that I used to listen every day and follow them hence benefiting from them.



Success Story 7

Name                      :
Yash Dev
Fathers Name       :
Bua Dutta
Mobile No              :
+91903410XXXX
Story                      :

I am farming on 7 acres of land and I am benefitting quite a lot from the messages that I listen to that come from CCAFS. These messages are very useful as they tell me about the disease that is prevalent in the area and the crop can be attacked with. Also, timely information about the weather forecast is very helpful which informs us whether we should water our fields that day or not. Knowing the weather report could save me water worth 20 days which is quite a lot. This also helped me save a lot of time as well the electricity that is used for watering the fields. Most importantly, due to excessive watering my crops could get destroyed which did not happen because I get information well in advance about the weather forecast.



Success Story 8

Name                      :
Rakesh
Fathers Name       :
Baku Nath
Mobile No              :
+91903464XXXX
Story                      :

I am currently farming on 5 acres of land and regularly listening to the messages. This time I got the soil tested as it was recommended in the messages and after getting the results I have sprayed 70 kilograms of urea and 20 kilograms of potash in my fields. When the results came out I called to the help line to re check with the results and the doctor recommended that I should spray exactly what has been told by the results and I did that. To get the soil checked is also a very convenient process which is very farmer friendly. I got zero percent problem to get the soil checked and the officials are very cooperative. The weather update that I receive regularly also helps in determining whether to water my fields or not. Recently, it was forecasted that it would rain after 2 days quite heavily and it did. Farmers who didn't hear the messages watered their fields and due to excessive watering their crops turned yellow. Further, due to lack of knowledge they applied some extra urea and sulphur thinking it was some fertilizer problem which increased their cost unnecessarily. Talking about the paddy crop the quality as well as quantity has increased this year of my fields as compared to the other farmers farming the same crop. So, overall the crop has been quite profitable to me.



Success Story 9

Name                      :
Mukhvinder Singh
Fathers Name       :
Harminder Singh
Mobile No              :
+91903489XXXX
Story                      :

I have cultivated wheat on 50-55 acres of land. The voice messages from CCAFS provide beneficial information on weather, tips on irrigating the fields, use of fertilizers, etc. There's a suggestion from my end with respect to the time of the delivery of messages. It would be great if the messages are scheduled to be delivered around 8AM and after 7PM as that is the time when the farmers are not occupied in the field work and would be able to listen to them more effectively. The message received on crop diseases such as peela ratwa (yellow rust) makes us aware of the disease, its symptom and preventive measures. We also irrigate the fields in accordance with the weather forecast communicated by the message. Recently we were able to avoid excess water in the fields as a result of the message sent by CCAFS on the impending rain.



Success Story 10

Name                      :
Darshan Lal
Fathers Name       :
Deshraj
Mobile No              :
+91905035XXXX
Story                      :

I have cultivated wheat in 3 acres of land. I'm making use of the voice messages being sent by CCAFS as well as my own experience in using fertilizers in my fields. Also the market rate for the rice yield was better as compared to previous year. The information on new technology has helped increase my knowledge and the weather information has also been really helpful.



Success Story 11

Name                      :
Bhagwan Das
Fathers Name       :
Mohan Lal
Mobile No              :
+91905060XXXX
Story                      :

(Conversation with his son Shiv Kumar) The voice messages sent by CCAFS are highly beneficial. The information on weather has helped us a lot in irrigation activities. Initially we were not aware of these voice messages but as with time our awareness has increased, we have been able to make the best use of the information in the cultivation of wheat this season. Once we were planning to irrigate our wheat and tomato cultivation and we received a message regarding the upcoming rainfall. So we cancelled the plan and it helped us in saving our crop. Even the yield of paddy cultivation had increased as compared to last year's and the market rate of the produce was also better leading to profits of over Rs 2,00,000 for the 20 acres of cultivation. I'll attribute this financial benefit completely to the voice message service. Our knowledge on newer technology has also increased. We made use of computer- ghodi (land laser leveller) before sowing the wheat crop this season which has reduced the amount of water used for irrigation.



Success Story 12

Name                      :
Rameshwar
Fathers Name       :
Chandan Ram
Mobile No              :
+91906851XXXX
Story                      :

I have cultivated wheat on 6 acres of land. This time I have used lesser amounts of fertilizer as compared to last year. Also, unlike earlier, we are using other fertilizers besides urea based on the consultation given through the voice messages of CCAFS. As a result of the messages on weather forecast, I haven't had the need to irrigate my fields for over a month now leading to conservation of water as well as time.



Success Story 13

Name                      :
Rajbir
Fathers Name       :
Singh Ram
Mobile No              :
+91925456XXXX
Story                      :

I have cultivated wheat on 3 acres of land. Owing to the weather forecast messages from CCAFS, I have not felt the need to irrigate my fields for some time now. The messages about peela ratwa (yellow rust) had educated me and I could check for the disease in my crop. These messages help by warning us of any spreading disease so that we become aware and take proactive measures to save our crop. My knowledge on new technologies has also improved. I used computer-ghodi (land laser leveller) on my fields last season.



Success Story 14

Name                      :
Sukhbir Joshi
Fathers Name       :
Harmohinder
Mobile No              :
+91941646XXXX
Story                      :

I have about 60 acres of land under cultivation. The voice messages from CCFAS have helped me a lot in educating about crop diseases such as yellow rust (peela ratwa). I made use of the consultation given on the use of pesticides such as Propiconazole in the paddy (jeeri) crop. As advised in the voice messages, I implemented the direct seeding technique in the paddy cultivation which benefited the crop and as a consequence of this I performed direct seeding in the wheat cultivation as well. This has led to lesser weed (mandusi), stronger and healthier seed and better soaking of water by the crop. I also benefited from the information given on the use of fertilizers and made use of the Green Seeker device which helped me assessing and mapping the right amount of urea to be used. As a result of this, the yield of the paddy crop was better than previous year. There's a lot of advantage from the information that we receive on weather conditions which helps us in saving water, electricity, time and other resources which would have been otherwise spent on irrigation and also saving the crop from spoilage due to excessive irrigation. It's not just I who's benefiting from this voice message service but other farmers also call me to check on weather updates.



Success Story 15

Name                      :
Paramjeet Singh
Fathers Name       :
Lakhmir Singh
Mobile No              :
+91941656XXXX
Story                      :

We have cultivated wheat on 25 acres of land and have benefited from the Climate Smart voice messages from CCAFS. The information on weather forecasting helps us in taking proactive measures such as cancelling the irrigation schedule which helps in saving water. With knowledge on newer techniques and technologies, the crop yield and quality has improved over previous years.



Success Story 16

Name                      :
Amit
Fathers Name       :
Shiv Kumar
Mobile No              :
+91967113XXXX
Story                      :

(Conversation with Shiv Kumar) We have benefited from the voice messages on weather forecast and crop diseases sent by CCAFS. Forecast on impending rain helped us and we did not irrigate the fields. This helped in saving water, electricity, time and crop from damage. Also our knowledge on newer farming techniques and technologies has increased.



Success Story 17

Name                      :
Rash pal
Fathers Name       :
Sunder Dass
Mobile No              :
+91967150XXXX
Story                      :

I have 15 acres of land in which I grow crops in 3 to 4 acres. I listen to the messages regularly and the most beneficial messages that I think is the weather forecast that comes regularly. It gives me an estimate about how much water to apply in the field. The system about the weather forecasting of CCAFS is quite important and beneficial. I personally like this service a lot. This helps in reducing the amount of water that has to be used and also saves the farmer from all the troubles related to timing the watering the field and other water related issues. Also, this saves a lot of time as well as the crops from getting destroyed by excessive watering. Talking about my paddy crop the total quantity of paddy crop was above expected and hence quite good. The output was around 14 to 15 quintal per acre of land and could earn a profit of rupees 35000 per acre approximately. This is a combined effort of experience as well as the messages that the farmer listens to.



Success Story 18

Name                      :
Sanjeev brother of Sanjay Keshwar
Fathers Name       :
Ishwar Singh
Mobile No              :
+91971180XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and farm wheat and paddy in 7 acre (kila) of land. I've been a part of Climate SMART village program and have benefitted from it. The program keeps us updated on the weather forecast and helps us save water on rainy day as we do not need to water our fields and this saves a lot of time of ours which then can be utilized in other productive work. The program also increased our knowledge about the latest technology used in farming.



Success Story 19

Name                      :
Rajeev s/o Palaram
Fathers Name       :
Nanu Ram
Mobile No              :
+91972877XXXX
Story                      :

I'm son of farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and farm wheat and paddy in 3 acre (kila) of land along with my father. I've been a part of Climate SMART village program since last 5 months and have benefitted from it. The program keeps us updated on the weather forecast and helps us save water on rainy day as we do not need to water our fields and this saves a lot of time of ours. For instance in paddy cultivation the program updated us on the forth coming rain and we can schedule our activities according like spraying the field and so on. This not only saved us time but cost of spraying the field which otherwise would have washed away with the rain. The time saved can be utilized in other productive work or can be part of MNERGA were a farmer can earn INR 150 -200 per day.



Success Story 20

Name                      :
Om Prakash
Fathers Name       :
Lijja Ram
Mobile No              :
+91972957XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and farm wheat and paddy in 1 acre (kila) of land. I've been part of Climate SMART village program since last 5 months. The weather forecast provided via the program make us aware of the forthcoming rains and help save a lot of water and time. The program also increases our knowledge about new technologies used in farming and I had applied Laser land leveler (computer godhi) due to which water had spread equally over the field. The crop production season has been considerably more as compared to last season.



Success Story 21

Name                      :
Krishan Kumar
Fathers Name       :
Ram Kumar
Mobile No              :
+91972959XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and farm Wheat and Paddy in 14 acre (kila). I've been part of Climate SMART village program since last 5 months and have greatly benefitted from the program. I keep myself regularly updated with the latest information being provided by the program and schedule my activities relating to farming accordingly. For instance the program keep us updated on the latest weather prediction which help us save time; money and prevents from crops from being damaged. Since I've been part of the program, crop yield is better in terms of quantity and quality as compared to last year. This year the total production of crop has been 15 quintal which is 3 quintal more as compared to last year on the same area of land, which in turn has yield more revenues and profit. Also the profit has increased due to the fact the current market price that we got this season was almost double the rate that we got for the crop last season. The program in different ways has yielded great result for many farmers like me who have been a part of it.



Success Story 22

Name                      :
Balkaar
Fathers Name       :
Dharam Pal
Mobile No              :
+91972975XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana. I've been part of Climate SMART village program since last 5 months. The program provides us with the accurate weather prediction so that we can schedule the farming activities like avoiding watering the fields when it rains which in turn save us time; money and protect our crops from getting damaged due to excess water. The program provides us with lot of content based text and voice messages on our mobiles which has increased our knowledge about farming. The crop yield has increased considerably this year due to the information provided by the program and also the climate this year.



Success Story 23

Name                      :
Malkhan Singh
Fathers Name       :
Sadhu Ram
Mobile No              :
+91972996XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana. I've been part of Climate SMART village program since last 5 months and has benefitted from the information and messages provided by them in many aspects. The program keeps us aware of the seasonal insects and weeds growing in the field and also provides with the appropriate solutions to these issues. For instance the program provides us with the pesticides and herbicides inputs to be sprayed in our fields. On their advice i used herbicides (topik) for treating weed (Madusae). The quantity used based on the advice was quiet less as compared to last year and there has been no sign of weeds growing in the field this year hence saving me time and money. Moreover, the program provides us with accurate and updated information on the weather which help us reschedule our farming activities like watering the fields and so on. To quote an example recently while I had just started watering the field as a voice message from the program confirmed that it would rain later that particular day hence I stopped the motor that stopped watering the field and hence prevent the crops from getting damaged due to excess water. The program has helped us, farmers in many such aspects and save our time and money.



Success Story 24

Name                      :
Satish Kumar s/o Maan Singh
Fathers Name       :
Maam Chand
Mobile No              :
+91981288XXXX
Story                      :

I'm son of a farmer in Sandhir village in Karnal District and help my father in farming of wheat in 5.5 acre (kila) of land. We have been a beneficiary of Climate SMART village program and have experienced a change in our crops since we have been a part of this program. The program has been successful in providing all the farmers about the content based voice and text messages relating to farming and also provide us with accurate weather prediction. For example the fertilizers being applied in the fields has reduced dramatically, last year alone we applied 15 bags of urea to fertilize the field whereas this year we have applied only 10 bags and have hence saved around INR 1500 on account of reduction in fertilizers. The program has also changed the way we change farm by providing us information about latest technology in farming like laser land leveler and so on. The work being done by the program is quiet commendable and is beneficiary for the farmer.



Success Story 25

Name                      :
Balwan Singh
Fathers Name       :
Narsi
Mobile No              :
+91981310XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and cultivate wheat crop in 8 acre of land. I've been part of Climate SMART village program and found it extremely beneficial for farmers. I regularly listen to the advice provided by the program and implement them in my farming schedule. For instance this time around I've used 4 different kinds of fertilizers including urea sulphur etc., in the field which has yielded better crop in terms on quantity and quality. Last year I had used only urea in the field. The use of fertilizers has also reduced by about 1 bag per acre which has resulted in saving of INR 2400. The crop production has increased to about one quintal per acre and hence will greatly increase my revenues by about INR 40000 this year as compared to last year. The weather prediction provided by the program helps me to schedule my farming activities in a much coordinated way and enables us to save time; money and prevents the crop from being getting damaged. The program has also increased our information about the different farming technologies like laser land leveler (computer godhi) and so on. The program is a great success in providing farmers with useful and content based information.



Success Story 26

Name                      :
Pankaj Sharma
Fathers Name       :
Ratan Sharma
Mobile No              :
+91981311XXXX
Story                      :

My father and I are farmers from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and cultivate wheat crop in 2 acre of land and tomato in another acre of land. I've been part of Climate SMART village program and found it extremely beneficial for farmers. The program provides us information about the existing diseases existing this crop season such that we can be proactive and protect our crops. Fortunately I have not experienced any such issues with my crop this season around. The weather forecast provided by the program helps us to schedule our activities accordingly and save us a lot of time as we do not need to water our field during rain. The program also updated on the latest technologies used in farming like Laser land leveler (computer godhi), our neighboring farmer have applied these techniques in their field and have reaped tremendous benefits and I would be applying the same in our fields before start of next season.



Success Story 27

Name                      :
Bhag Singh
Fathers Name       :
Bhartu Ram
Mobile No              :
+91981317XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and cultivate wheat and paddy crop in 4 acre of land. I've been a part of Climate SMART village wherein I've benefitted from the content based text and voice messages. I fertilize the field as per the guidance provided by them. The weather forecast warns us about forthcoming rains hence we do not water the field and hence save a lot of time and water. And also prevent our crop from getting damaged due to excess water.



Success Story 28

Name                      :
Navneet
Fathers Name       :
Jagdish
Mobile No              :
+91981339XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana. I've been a part of Climate SMART village wherein I've benefitted from the content based text and voice messages that the program is providing us on daily basis. The program provides us with useful knowledge about the seasonal weeds and insects growing in the fields and guides us with the appropriate solution for these issues resulting in a better crop yield. For instance the program guided us with the solution towards the weed called madusae growing in our fields and provided us with the solution of using herbicides with topik salt in it. Since I've applied those herbicides suggested the results have been amazing and the weeds have been destroyed from the fields. The regular weather information provided by the program has enabled us to save water; time and money. In case the program informs us about upcoming rainy say we avoid watering our field and this protects our fields from getting damaged from excess water. Also the time thus saved could be used in some other productive work and is used by many farmers in earning daily labor charges by getting involved in other work. The program has been a source of vital information for the farmer helping them in different aspects.



Success Story 29

Name                      :
Daljeet Singh
Fathers Name       :
Atar Singh
Mobile No              :
+91981352XXXX
Story                      :

The messages received through CCFAS are quite beneficial. I started receiving messages a little late and hence watered the fields without knowing that it's predicted to rain after 2 days and because of it there was yellowness in my crops. Benefits like how the weather is going to behave are quite important and helpful. I added potash in my crop after listening to the messages which told about the same. Following the messages helped me to save the amount of water used as well as the amount of electricity that is consumed to water the fields. This even saved my time which I could utilize it somewhere else. Indirectly not using the electricity for water but for some other personal use helped me to save around rupees 150



Success Story 30

Name                      :
- Salochana
Fathers Name       :
Naresh Kumar
Mobile No              :
+91989601XXXX
Story                      :

I have in total 5 acres of land which I use for farming. Out of the 5 acres 1.5 acres are there for growing wheat. I haven't watered the fields for the past 22 days which has saved my crops as well as the water and the electricity saved for running the motor to fill the water in the fields after listening to the messages. I regularly listen to the messages and with the help of the information in the messages as well as my experience I decide the amount of fertilizers I have to add to the crops. I have benefitted quite a lot in my paddy crop with respect to the previous year. Previous year from one acre I earned rupees 28000 and in this year after listening to the messages the output was around rupees 40000. This gave me a profit of rupees 12000 more than that I could achieve the previous year. So, listening to the messages has always been quite helpful.



Success Story 31

Name                      :
Narender Singh
Fathers Name       :
Roop Singh
Mobile No              :
+91989625XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and cultivate wheat and paddy crops in 8 acre (kila) of land. I've reaped benefit from being a part of Climate SMART village program. For instance last season I had applied 4 bags of urea per acre in for fertilizing the field whereas this season I've applied 1 bag of DAP and 3 bags of urea per acre as per the advice provided by the program. Hence there was reduction of of 1 bag of urea per acre of land thereby saving INR 2400. Most of the benefit has been due to weather forecast provided to us, wherein the messages warn us about forthcoming rains so that we can avoid watering our fields and save a lot of our time and reschedule our farming activities accordingly. The program also gave us information about the pesticide and herbicide inputs to be spread this season for weeds like madusae and since I've applied them my crop has grown free of any unwanted weeds and diseases. This season around I had also done leveling off the field using laser land leveler (computer godhi) which has enabled to water to spread equally across the field and also killed weeds existing in the field. The program has benefitted all the farmers in the district in way or another.



Success Story 32

Name                      :
Bhag Singh
Fathers Name       :
Phool Ram
Mobile No              :
+91999101XXXX
Story                      :

I have benefited from the voice message service by CCAFS as I have not had the need to irrigate the fields for almost a month now. This has led to electricity savings of around Rs 500 as well as saving the crop from damage.



Success Story 33

Name                      :
Aman
Fathers Name       :
Satish
Mobile No              :
+91999157XXXX
Story                      :

I have cultivated wheat in 4.5 acres of land and used fertilizers as per the advice given through the CCAFS voice messages which has led to lesser fertilizer consumption as compared to last year. Also, the messages on weather and farming techniques have helped us in the paddy cultivation.



Success Story 34

Name                      :
Jay Singh
Fathers Name       :
Baru Ram
Mobile No              :
+91999174XXXX
Story                      :

(Conversation with Jay Singh's son Chander) After listening to the CCAFS' voice messages we have used less amount of fertilizer and have saved around 1 bag of urea per acre of cultivated land. This has led to a saving of about Rs 900.



Success Story 35

Name                      :
Satish
Fathers Name       :
Sadhu Ram
Mobile No              :
+91999637XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and cultivate wheat and paddy crops in 4.5 acre (kila) of land. I've been part of Climate SMART village program by CCAFS and has benefitted from their regular voice and text messages. I've seen a dramatic decrease in my use of fertilizers from about 5 bags per acre last season to 3 bags this season by following the advice provided by them. This reduction is fertilizers has amount to INR 3000 in cost saving for me this year around and has also resulted in better crop yield. During the paddy season the regular weather and useful information about pesticides inputs has yielded better much better crop production this season. The yield has been 14 quintal this season as compared to only 12 quintal last season. The pesticides suggested by them have been so very useful to such a extent that I've noted them down and would be using them from now on. This has also resulted additional profit of INR 4000-5000 in paddy crop production.



Success Story 36

Name                      :
Kashmiri Lal
Fathers Name       :
Bihari Lal
Mobile No              :
+91999640XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and cultivate wheat and paddy crops in 4.5 acre (kila) of land. I've been beneficiary of the Climate SMART program initiated by the CCAFS. The messages guides us on the way we should cultivate our crop and fertilizer our field. Due to which I've observed a reduction of fertilizer used this season from 4 bags per acre last season to only 3 bags per acre this season, this change alone has reduced my cost by INR 1200. Similarly, this season around I had cultivated paddy crop as per the guidelines provided by the CCAFS program on the amount of fertilizers to be used; amount of water to be applied in the field and so on and have reaped huge benefits. To put them in monetary terms I've experienced a benefit of INR 40000 to 50000, just by implementing the suggestions provided by the program. The program has changed the way we farm and have benefitted us in tremendous way.



Success Story 37

Name                      :
Balwant Singh
Fathers Name       :
Matu Ram
Mobile No              :
+91999665XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and cultivate wheat and paddy crops in 2 acre (kila) of land. I've been part of Climate SMART village program since last five months and have experienced benefits in crop cultivation. The program updates us on the weather prediction and provides us with the information on the various pesticides and herbicides to be applied in the fields for better crop production. For instance last season I had applied 3 to 4 bags of fertilizers in the field whereas this season on advice provided to us via this program; applied fertilizers has decreased to just 2 bags and thus a cost reduction in this aspect of two to one bag of fertilizers. The accurate weather prediction also helps us save water; time and money. I've applied the science provided to us in cultivation of paddy crop which has yielded better crop production and in monetary terms benefit of around INR 40000 to 45000. I believe that CCAFS has played a key role in my success.



Success Story 38

Name                      :
Shiv Kumar
Fathers Name       :
Shree Nana Ram
Mobile No              :
+91999670XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and cultivate wheat and paddy crops in 37 acre (kila) of land. Other than that I also have 3 acre of land wherein I grow tomato and vegetables. I've been part of Climate SMART program and have benefitted from the messages sent by them. The messages are quiet informative and provide us with quiet useful information relating to farming. The weather information provided is quiet helpful and helps us to schedule our activities. In a recent instance the team was proactive and informed us about upcoming unpredictable rains and hence I did not water my fields further hence preventing the crop from getting damaged. This information also saved a lot of my time and exercise. I've not water the field since 22 days as its raining continuously and I've been kept updated about weather through this program.



Success Story 39

Name                      :
Noranga
Fathers Name       :
Munshi
Mobile No              :
+91999681XXXX
Story                      :

I'm farmer from Sandhir village in Karnal district Haryana and cultivate wheat and paddy crops in 7.5 acre (kila) of land. I've reaped benefit from being a part of Climate SMART village program. The useful information about the amount of fertilizers and pesticides to be used for various diseases in crop farming helped in better yield this season. I regularly consult the researchers through the program on various issues like the pesticides inputs on be used for particular crop diseases and so on. This season I've fertilize the field as per the advice provided to us by the program and have reduced consumption of fertilizers considerably. Last season I had applied 4 bags of urea per acre but this season I've applied only 4 bags of fertilizers and hence saved a bag per acre which has reduced the cost by around INR 2100 considering that each bag cost around INR 300. The paddy crop has also been good this season as compared to last season.



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