Beneficiary: Nitesh Ganesh Diwale| Hamlet: Dehen Nursery| Occupation: Farmer (Agricultural & Anchor) | GP: Chiklap| Block: Mhasla
Nitesh Diwale, like other farmers in Konkan region relied on paddy to earn his living until 2016-17. When he came in touch with our team, he felt as though it was just the opportunity he was waiting for. Initially our team helped him set up poultry unit and become an anchor farmer with 1000 chicks. In December 2017, while still continuing with poultry he also took drip irrigation from us and started cultivating Golden and Ayesha type of watermelons on the 45 gunthas land which he has. With 100% organic farming and proper cultivation techniques he managed to harvest 5 tonnes of melons that season giving him a net profit of over INR 30,000.
Owing to Nitesh’s sustained efforts and timely guidance by our team, he is now able to earn a decent income of more than INR 10,000 per month through multiple livelihood and is motivated to excel further.