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KRISHI JAGRAN FTB Farmers Satyajit Hange and Ajinkya Hange in Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat

Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan
Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan
Satyajit Hange and Ajinkya Hange

Satyajit and Ajinkya are proud owners of a 30 acre Certified Organic Farm named “Two Brothers Organic Farms” in Bhodani, a small village in Maharashtra in the Indapur District. They gave up their banking career for Organic Farming and has empowered nearly 9000 farmers.

They dare to live the life you have only dreamed of, they went forward and made their dreams come true. They were dreamers who made their desires for adventure a reality. Both of them participated in Farmer the Brand Programme in Agrculture World Facebook  platform, a magazine by the Krishijagran Publications. They have found their ultimate joy in Organic Farming  is what we could make out  when we had a detailed conversation.

They are again in news since they have been identified and recognized by  the PrimeMinister and his Mann Ki Baat Updates. Through, 'Mann Ki Baat', Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with people across the country on a range of important subjects.Getting recognized at National level within a short span of time is really a great achievement .

Their 30 acre farm has different produce at different times of the year. At present they grow around 24 acres of seasonal crops in both seasona, in Kharif and Rabi, and fruit trees like Pomegranates, Banana, Drumsticks, Nimbu, Pulses like Tur Dal, Groundnut and Grains like Bajra. They have set aside 1.5 acres for Sitaphal, Ramphal, Guava and Mango. They don’t follow monoculture but follow a pattern of intercropping throughout their farms. The planting of Papayas, Moringa and Banana are a continuous process says Ajinkya. Produce from their farm is used to make various minimally processed traditional Indian foods with minimal or no use of machines and complex equipment. Almost all the products that they make in their 90-year old farm kitchen are handmade involving the rural farmer community in their village.

TBOF ships to more than 18 countries today from their village after their packing house in Pune was shut temporarily during the lockdown. Their products are available for purchase online, directly from their ecommerce platform and website as well as other online marketplaces like Amazon and few other curated online shops. 

Besides selling online they also directly sell at farmer markets in Mumbai and Pune. At these markets, customers may also purchase fresh produce from them - fruits, veggies as well as A2 dairy products like cheese, buttermilk, and raw butter. TBOF also retails through selected partnerships - the Farmers' Store Mumbai, Swasthyam, Mumbai, the Bombay Sparrow, FarmerStory Organic, and few others.

Krishi Jagran and Agriculture World wishes Satyajit and Ajinkya an Amazing future Ahead!

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