Agriculture scientists and policy makers are of the opinion that paddy cultivation is not profitable in present time. Moreover it is water & labour intensive crop. Farmers trained by Goseva Parivar are gradually realizing that fruit plantation is far more economically lucrative with a stable income.
Therefore, Goseva Parivar is promoting and helping farmers to partially shift from paddy cultivation to organic fruit tree plantation by educating them about the technical know-how, providing financial support and arrangement of good quality fruit saplings. The survival rate of the trees planted under this project is very because the farmers are the beneficiary as well as the owner and the caretaker of the saplings.
In July 2019, we organised "Vriksharopan Mahotsav" in the villages of West Midnapore district. More than 1000 farmers participated in the Utsav and more than 40000 fruit trees were planted. Most of them have started to bear fruits by now.
Vriksharopan Mahotsav 2020
This year Goseva Parivar has taken an ambitious target of planting 2,00,000 fruit-trees on the fields of the farmers of West Bengal, which will go a long way in ensuring their economic growth.