Success Story 2

Success story under STRASA by IRRI in West Bengal at Siliguri as implemented by BVS

Name of the Farmer :

Timilal Singha

S/o- Late Gour Singha

Farmers Photo
Village Dulaljote
Block Kharibari
Address G.P. – Raniganj Panisali under Siliguri Sub-Division of Darjeeling District
Contact No. 9614622843
Irrigation in bigha. 3
Un irrigated in bigha. 4
Membership Details (in SHG, Producers Co-operative / Company / Co-operative society etc.) Individual
Brief about individual He is a pour farmers with very low income,   it was realized that he is not able to take full benefit of his land. He used to grow mostly local paddy variety. He has mostly lowland and paddy was affected due to water logging and flash flood every year.
Write upon success story He was given the seeds of SS-1, herbicides and other inputs under Stress tolerance Rice Variety of IRRI- STRASA project as implemented by Borlaug Vision Society. He also participated a nos of training as organized by the Dept. of Agriculture and he was also sent to UBKV in the last exposure visit under ATMA. One Farm School was conducted in his village. Last year he cultivated SS-1 in his low land areas of 3 bighas which was affected due to water logging & flash flood. He got 16 mon per bigha due to replace of variety with SS-1 as given him under STRASA of IRRI-NFSM project along with other inputs as provided by BVS. He has adopted line sowing with 25 days old seedlings and so he got the highest yield in lowland condition as compared to other farmers.
Factor responsible for success (Eg. Individual efforts , leadership Qualities, innovativeness and support for Govt. Departments, responsiveness to change etc. Factor responsible for his success is the support of IRRI-NFSM (STRASA) scheme through he got the training, new variety (SS-1) and financial support of bank loan under KCC. He was also provided electric connection under OTA and electric pump set under FSSM of Agriculture Dept. He also able to own a tractor with bank loan due to his financial benefit.
Impact of Success story on other farmers in locality  A farmers club was formed in collaboration with NABARD under his leadership. He motivated other farmers of his club to adopt new technology like SRI
Award/rewards/appreciation received He got the best farmer award in the last kisan Mela as held this year.
Impact factors Before Adoption After Adoption
Crop / Agricultural practice Broad casting with aged seedling (paddy MTU 7029) Line sowing with younger seedling variety SS-1 certified seeds as given under BGREI
Yield of crop / Product 7-9 mon/bigha 18 mon/bigha
Sale value Rs 3600/bigha (@ Rs 400/mon) Rs 7200/bigha
Net saving / net profit  per bigha was Rs 4700 considering cost of cultivation Rs 2500 per bigha