Earlier Mr. Krushi Bhushan Gunjal was living at Bombay with his family, working in private company but due to unavoidable circumstances he decided to leave the city & do farming at his 4-acre field. Who knew this decision would change his life completely!!!

He with his wife Vanita soon started cultivating Bitter Gourd & Tomato on his field.

Unfortunately, they were not able to earn a living from this farming. They were very depressed, but they did not lose hope and decided to meet 40 farmers within their neighborhood. Interacting with those farmers, helped them get a basic idea about various aspects related to farming like- seed availability options, farming techniques etc. Though this helped them get a basic idea on farming but not much profit was gained by them.

One day, they came across an article on Chinese vegetables by Dr. Sangvi. They were very much inspired by the article that they decided to cultivate them on their field. But before taking any major step they inquired about Chinese vegetables from Mr. Pushkar Manager, Agriculture company . They were convinced to grow them and hence in the year 1995 they went to Nasik, Maharashtra and bought these exotic vegetable seeds at Rs.10,000/- which included all the necessary items required to grow them like fertilizers etc. The overall expenditure of growing these vegetables annually came out to be Rs. 55,000/-. After selling their first harvest in the market they got a whooping profit of about Rs. 2.5 lakhs.

These crops give a good harvest in Winter season as compared to Summer season and its seeds are easily available in Delhi & Pune market. Today, they are successfully growing different varieties of Chinese vegetables like- Celery, Bok Choy, Leek, Chinese Cabbage, Red Cabbage, Parsley, Cherry Tomato, Rosemary , Thyme etc. on their 6 acre field. They enjoy 3 times profit on their exotic crops as compared to traditional vegetables. 

Recognition & Awards For Their Outstanding Work Are Listed Below:-

S.No.

Awards

Year

 1

Maharashtra Shasan, Kravi Bhushan

2004

I.P.R. Kejiranga Award,Delhi

2005

U.P. Shasan, Best vegetable Grower, National Award Medal,Varansi

2007

Gujarat Shasan Adarsh Kisan Award

2012

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