Sanwat

Success Story 1

Name                      :
Rajesh Kumar
Fathers Name       :
Baru Ram
Mobile No              :
+91720668XXXX
Story                      :

I have been benefitting quite a lot from all the messages I have listened related to my crops. When I had to seed my wheat crop then I learnt at which day should I sow the seeds and also which seed to be sown, which I think was very helpful. I have an advantage of around 50 rupees per 100 rupees that I spend. Some other benefits I got was that I used to get timely notification of the weather update as well as which pesticide has to be sprayed on the crop which I had currently sown. If I didn't get these messages then the pesticides sprayed on the crop could have been washed away if it rained that day. So,knowing about the weather update I could save pesticides worth approximately between rupees 20000 to rupees 30000.



Success Story 2

Name                      :
Amar Singh
Fathers Name       :
Singh Ram
Mobile No              :
+91829596XXXX
Story                      :

The condition of my wheat cultivation is good this season. Before spraying the pesticides and irrigating the fields, I contacted the CCAFS service and the information I received on the weather forecast was quite helpful. I call the helpline no. on a daily basis to know about the weather forecast and the consultation I get from it has been beneficial. If I was to monetize, I could say I have benefited approximately Rs 3000-4000 per acre from the consultation received with regards to timely spray of medicines, crop diseases and subsidies available on seeds. If I go to the market, the shop-keeper would suggest 4-5 pesticides for the crop but the doctor suggests only the ones which are appropriate. I use my own knowledge in collaboration with the doctor's advice to cure the crop. With the weather forecast available I have been able to save water, electricity as well as time and it has also helped in avoiding wastage of pesticides due to runoff. All in all the CCAFS service has benefited me a lot. I would like to suggest that it would be really helpful to all if alongside information on agriculture, we also get consultation and information on social issues and livestock.



Success Story 3

Name                      :
Jemas
Fathers Name       :
Om Prakash
Mobile No              :
+91913800XXXX
Story                      :

The messages I receive tell me beforehand what type of pest can attack the crop as well a solution for it. So, these messages are helping me quite a lot. The benefit is around 60 percent of what it used to be before the time I used to receive the messages. I receive timely messages telling what the weather is going to be for the day and the next day which helps a lot. Receiving these messages are not only beneficial on the terms of prediction but this helps me save the amount of water I have to give to the fields, the amount of time I have to spend to give water to the fields and also it helps me reduce the cost as the motor is used less and hence the electricity consumption reduces. Personally I get a benefit of as much as 90 percent related to the cost factor which if quantified is around rupees 3000 to rupees 4000. I also get to know about the new technologies that are available which benefits my crop like computer ghodi ( land lazor leveller) and I've even used this technology in the field which have been quite beneficial.



Success Story 4

Name                      :
Ram Kumar
Fathers Name       :
Hari Chand
Mobile No              :
+91946624XXXX
Story                      :

I have benefited a lot from the CCAFS voice messaging service especially from information on weather forecast and farming techniques. Even though I haven't implemented them yet, I feel the new technology would be really helpful and avoid any sort of wastage. The weather forecast helped me as I postponed the spray of pesticides when it was going to rain. This helped in avoiding loss of Rs 5000-6000 due to runoff and at the same time saving water and other resources.



Success Story 5

Name                      :
Ram Kumar
Fathers Name       :
Lalu Ram
Mobile No              :
+91946741XXXX
Story                      :

The CCAFS voice message service has been beneficial to me in terms of knowledge on usage of urea which has led to savings in the amount of the fertilizer which was earlier used. I could save approximately INR 285 per acre of land by reducing the urea usage from 4 bags to 3 bags.



Success Story 6

Name                      :
Ram Kumar
Fathers Name       :
Lal Singh
Mobile No              :
+91972932XXXX
Story                      :

(Conversation with Robin s/o Ram Kumar): I like the voice message service from CCAFS especially about weather forecasting. In the recent past, I and about 10-15 other farmers in our area benefited from this when we received the message of the upcoming rainfall and we postponed the plan of spraying pesticides and irrigating the fields. This led to savings of approximately Rs 5500 to 6000 per farmer on an average.



Success Story 7

Name                      :
Mewa Singh
Fathers Name       :
Harikesh Chand
Mobile No              :
+91972970XXXX
Story                      :

I'm a wheat and paddy farmer in Sanwat village in Karnal district Haryana. Being a part of Climate SMART village program has enabled me improve the quality and quantity of the crop grown in the field. Through the program, I've been guided on the kind and quantity of fertilizers and pesticide inputs being used in the field for crop cultivation. Due to which I've been able to reduce on the quantity of fertilizers being applied this year in the fields and get much better results. The daily weather updated provided by CCAFS has helped me reschedule a pesticide spray on a rainy day which otherwise would have washed away with the rain and to compensate that another round of spray would have been required. A onetime cost for spray cost around INR 700 including 550 as cost of pesticide and 150 as labor charges, due to the knowledge about weather provided by CCAFS I've able to save on that account. I appreciate the work the CCAFS team is doing and has helped farmers in many aspects.



Success Story 8

Name                      :
Somdutt
Fathers Name       :
Anturam
Mobile No              :
+91972982XXXX
Story                      :

There is no complaint of PEELA RATVA (yellow rust)in my fields. I'm benefitting quite a lot from the messages that I listen to. I follow the message that is sent which contains information like when to put fertilizers in the farm and when to water the fields. Following the messages proved quite beneficial to me in paddy. I was told that which pesticide and in how much quantity should be applied to the crops and I followed it exactly which helped a lot. Also, the output quantity also increased substantially ( from 35 mann to 40 mann) i.e. the total increase was approximately 2 quintal and I even got a better rate from the government for the crop this season. In my 7 acre of land I had a total output of around rupees 650000 to 700000. So, in totality I was able to save around rupees 86000 with the help of the messages I received.



Success Story 9

Name                      :
Amar Singh
Fathers Name       :
Singh Ram
Mobile No              :
+91981214XXXX
Story                      :

I really feel good and I'm benefitting quite a lot from the messages that I listen to regarding my crops. Whatever the message contains telling about how to spray the pesticide as well as what the diseases that the crop can have, I follow exactly that. Also, the accuracy of the weather prediction is nearly 100 percent. I could also save a lot from using accurate amount of water and the fertilizers as told by the messages and the crop is of a very high quality. I have 3 acres of land and I used to use 9 bags of fertilizers but after following the messages that came I have used only 6 bags of fertilizers for my entire field. Hence, I could save 3 bags of fertilizers. This helped me to save around rupees 900 as one bag of a fertilizer costs rupees 300.



Success Story 10

Name                      :
Arjun Singh
Fathers Name       :
Sona Ram
Mobile No              :
+91981290XXXX
Story                      :

The messages that I listen prove to be quite beneficial to me. The accuracy of the messages relating to the weather forecast as well as the pesticide to be sprayed on the crop is more than 75 percent which I believe is quite helpful. For e.g. relating to the paddy crop I followed the messages and it benefited as much as 90 percent to me. The amount of pests that spoil the crop reduced and also the output quantity also increased as compared to the previous year. The pesticides that were told to me through the messages were exactly the ones that were required. The amount of diseases like tella( sucking pest) have reduced quite a lot and in some cases the disease was completely removed after listening to the messages. This season the quantity as well as the quality of the paddy has increased significantly and the profits are up by 50 percent. Quantifying the profit I had an output worth rupees 40000 the previous year but this year my output was worth rupees 80000 which gave me a profit of rupees 40000 more than what I had received the previous year.



Success Story 11

Name                      :
Nafe Singh
Fathers Name       :
Mam Raj
Mobile No              :
+91981312XXXX
Story                      :

I have benefited from the information on weather forecast, crop diseases and their remedies as well as use of fertilizers routed through the CCAFS' voice message service. This has resulted in better crop as compared to previous years and will hopefully lead to better income. There's a 15-20% increase in the quantity of the crop with an improved quality. I expect the crop yield to be at least 4 quintal more than last season's resulting in an income increase by Rs 6000 per acre.



Success Story 12

Name                      :
Kuldeep S/O Ramji Lal
Fathers Name       :
Beeru Ram
Mobile No              :
+91981327XXXX
Story                      :

I have been regularly listening to the messages I receive regarding my crop and getting 100 percent benefit from them. I get information regarding the weather prediction which is absolutely accurate and very beneficial. Also, the messages help me a lot in the techniques to be used for farming. For e.g. I received the message regarding the probability of rain for the next 2 days at the time I was planning to spray the fertilizers in my 7 acres of land but I was told that there are chances of rain and I didn't spray the pesticide and it actually did rain, this saved my pesticides worth rupees 5250 in which rupees 4200 was for the total pesticides cost and rupees 1050 was for the labour required to spray the pesticides and I saved all this money. In short I could save and benefit 100 percent from all the information and predictions that were provided by you and I'm very happy with this service provided to the farmers.



Success Story 13

Name                      :
Laxman
Fathers Name       :
Sona Ram
Mobile No              :
+91981393XXXX
Story                      :

I am a farmer in the Sanwat village of Karnal district and I really like the voice message service from CCAFS. I benefited from the advice given on the use of pesticides against peelaratwa (yellow rust). I followed the same procedure of using the pesticide as was instructed in the voice message which helped in getting rid of the disease resulting in a healthy crop. I also saved money by sprayingonly one round of the pesticide this time unlike 2-3 rounds of multiple pesticides. Generally we don't have the knowledge on the correct pesticides required for the corresponding disease and this leads to the application of unnecessary pesticides as suggested by shopkeepers who sell them. This has led to a savings of approximately Rs 350. There is great benefit from the CCAFS voice messages.



Success Story 14

Name                      :
Satbir Singh
Fathers Name       :
Gurdayal Singh
Mobile No              :
+91989608XXXX
Story                      :

I am benefitting quite a lot from the weather forecast that comes through the message that I regularly listen. Whenever I'm planning on sowing seeds of a crop or planning to spray pesticides on the crops, if I don't know the weather prediction then both my seeds and the pesticides are wasted. Now, whenever I'm sowing seeds for my wheat crop I listen to all the messages which tell what the right condition to sow the seeds is and then wok accordingly. For instance while preparing the field for the new seeds I followed the messages and what happened was that the quality of the output of my crop was far better than the other neighbouring farmers who didn't have the facility of receiving the messages which I do. Quantifying this amount if the other farmers output is approximately worth rupees 30000 then my output will be around rupees 35000. So, this will be the amount of extra profit that I'll be able to earn because of the messages and the information that I receive and then follow.



Success Story 15

Name                      :
Pala Ram
Fathers Name       :
Harikesh Chand
Mobile No              :
+91989640XXXX
Story                      :

I'm a paddy farmer in Sanwat village in Karnal district Haryana. I've been receiving regular weather update on my mobile and have been able to schedule activities relating to farming accordingly. Last week when I came to know about the timing of the rain, I scheduled fertilizing the soil such that the fertilizer could settle down in the field and benefit from the rain. Also I avoid watering the field the day it rains and prevent crops from getting damaged due to excess water. The opportunity cost, if analyzed, would be INR 5000 on annual basis due to saving in terms of money and time due to such timely information being provided to us. Also, last year the average price for paddy was around INR 2200 per quintal and this year because of revised market rate I've been able to get INR 5200 per quintal. The program has enhanced our knowledge on various technological tools like land laser leveler (computer ghodhi), zero tillage which I'm keen on implementing next year around and analyze the results. I'm thankful to the team of CCAFS for all their support.



Success Story 16

Name                      :
Pradeep
Fathers Name       :
Ram Pal
Mobile No              :
+91989647XXXX
Story                      :

I'm a farmer from Sanwat village in Karnal district Haryana and cultivate wheat in 10 acre of land. I've been a beneficiary of the Climate SMART Village program of which I've been a part of in last 5 months. In those past five months I've experienced a considerable benefit in my crop cultivation as compared to last year. The most benefit is from the daily weather update that I receive from the program which helped me schedule my activities relating to farming a week in advance. To illustrate it rained recently on 31st December and due to prior knowledge I rescheduled fertilizing the field and hence was able to save time and money. Moreover, I've found information pertaining to crop cultivation quite useful. For the first time I applied land laser leveler (computer ghodhi) on the field for the first time on the field which yielding better crop production per acre. To put it in monetary terms I would have benefitted around INR 3000 per acre and annually around INR 25000 to INR 30000 due to better yield. Also a monthly saving of INR 500 by avoiding watering and fertilizing field on a rainy day can be accounted to due to the information being provided to me via the program. Other information regarding livestock on the feeding the stock and the water content required by them each day.



Success Story 17

Name                      :
Chander Mani Sharma
Fathers Name       :
Som Dutt Sharma
Mobile No              :
+91989652XXXX
Story                      :

I regularly listen to the messages that are sent on my phone. It is the farmers who get the benefit from this as all the knowledge and information that is shared is quite relevant and accurate. I get to know beforehand whether i have to give water to the fields or not by knowing the weather forecast and hence I decide whether to turn the motor on or not. Similarly, which fertilizer should be added to the crop and when it should be added is also told in the message which has proved beneficial. I follow exactly what I've been told completely in the message completely.



Success Story 18

Name                      :
Ram Kumar
Fathers Name       :
Singh Ram
Mobile No              :
+91989681XXXX
Story                      :

(Conversation with Krishan Kumar s/o Ram Kumar) I find the information on weather and crop diseases sent by CCAFS beneficial. The information received on crop diseases and their cure was really helpful during the cultivation of jirri (paddy). Also the tip received on watering the fields to kill the insects in the wheat fields saved the crop from being damaged. As a result I could save an expense of approximately Rs 4000 which would have been on the spray of pesticides. This is just a small benefit. If more farmers listen to and make use of the suggestions sent through these voice messages, there would be immense benefit.



Success Story 19

Name                      :
Ram pal
Fathers Name       :
Neki Ram
Mobile No              :
+91999127XXXX
Story                      :

I get all the information regarding how the weather is going to be and hence I can decide whether to water my field or shouldn't and extending the benefits of the weather prediction I can decide whether to spray pesticides after hearing about the weather prediction which is quite helpful. I can delay the spray for one or two days if there is a prediction that the chances of rain are quite high. E.g. when if I didn't know the weather prediction and I watered my fields then the crops could have been spoilt and more fertilizers as well as pesticides would be required after the rain which was an additional cost to me. More importantly, I could also save on time by avoiding all these factors and could save a lot of money by not using electricity. I could save approximately rupees 1000 by not using the electricity related to the water which can be used for other purposes.



Success Story 20

Name                      :
Ajmair Singh
Fathers Name       :
Nathu Ram
Mobile No              :
+91999131XXXX
Story                      :

I'm a farmer from Sanwat village in Karnal district Haryana and cultivate wheat in 4 acre (kila) of land. I've been a part of Climate SMART village program and greatly benefitted from the content based text and voice messages I've been receiving as a part of the program. For instance they've been able to guide me on the content and quality of pesticides inputs (medicine) and fertilizers to be applied on the field. Hence a result of that the color of the crop is blacker than pale which is a sign of improved quality of the crop as compared to last year. To put it in quantitative terms last year I had applied over 16 bags of fertilizers in the field whereas this year I've been able to considerably reduce the amount of bags being applied to 10 and thereby saving INR 1800 as a expense cost on fertilizers.



Success Story 21

Name                      :
Bhagat Ram
Fathers Name       :
Mani Ram
Mobile No              :
+91999132XXXX
Story                      :

I was planning to water the fields in the evening but I heard the message which told me that there are quite high chances of rain in the evening. So I cancelled my plan to water the fields and even turned the motor off well in advance as I knew that watering of the field wasn't necessary the same day and it did rain that evening. Also, with excessive watering the wheat could have been damaged completely which did not happen due to the prediction. Again, I had planned to spray pesticides in the field but receiving the message that there would be fog that evening I cancelled my plan to spray the pesticides. By not spraying the pesticides I saved rupees 1000which could be used in various other activities.



Success Story 22

Name                      :
Ramphal Kumar
Fathers Name       :
Karta ram
Mobile No              :
+91999646XXXX
Story                      :

I am benefitting a lot from all the messages that are communicated to me. All the messages regarding the technique to be used in the farming, prediction of how the weather will behave in the next two days as well as the correct amount of pesticides, fertilizers and urea which has to be applied and even when it has to be applied or sprayed. In winters gulidanda( Phaloris Minor) is a very common weed that exists. So, knowing that in a clear weather spraying the pesticides help in reducing this weed and improves the quality of the wheat naturally was a great help. Similarly in paddy I followed the instructions that were provided through the mobile message about controlling tella ( sucking pest) and the results were quite good as the output that was produced was much better. Having a land of 6 acres a substantial amount of output was increased after following the instructions from the previous years. Previous year the total profit that I earned was around rupees 60000 but this year the profit was around 80000 which is an increase of around 20000. I got a better return because the quality of the crop was quite better than the previous year. Also, I learnt about the new techniques through listening to the messages and even used computer ghodi( Lazor levelling) which helped me to reduce the water consumption drastically. Using this new technique saved a lot of water but also saved the inputs required as well as a lot of my time.



Success Story 23

Name                      :
Surendra Kumar
Fathers Name       :
Mangat Ram
Mobile No              :
+91999656XXXX
Story                      :

I'm a farmer in Sanwat village in Karnal district Haryana. I've been a part of Climate SMART village program for last five months and have benefitted from the content based information being provided through text and voice messages. The weather information being provided is accurate and gives us a heads up on the way the weather is going to be in coming week hence we can plan ahead. For instance the weather prediction informed us about the rain last night hence I did not need to water the field and was able to save a lot of time. Not only that excess water damages crop and the weather information certainly help prevent that. A lot of time could be saved on the basis of the valuable information being provided to us. Moreover, the program provides us information relating to the fertilizers and inputs being utilized in farming. This has led to a considerable reduction number of bags being utilized in fertilizing the fields from 4 to 2 bags. Also, the program keeps us updated on the latest technology being used in the industry and how to incorporate them in our day to day working.



Success Story 24

Name                      :
Krishan Kumar
Fathers Name       :
.
Mobile No              :
+91999681XXXX
Story                      :

I am a farmer in the Sanwat village of Karnal district. I have benefited from the voice message service of CCAFS. Information on weather forecast and tips on irrigation are quite helpful. I followed the tips given on irrigating the fields and the use of fertilizers which has resulted in a good crop this season. It looks better than the ones in neighbouring fields. I also followed sometips given on Jeeri (paddy) cultivation last season which gave a good yield and better price resulting in a profit of at least Rs 50000.



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