Dates for healthy farm yield in region...
Snehlata Shrivastav | TNN | Updated: Jul 23, 2019
It started with Savi Thangavel 10 years ago, whose success inspired 10 persons and organizations to take up date cultivation around the city and in nearby districts. Guided by Thangavel, and their own conviction, they are now ready to yield the fruits of their labour. The cultivators now want it to be promoted as the new crop of the region
NAGPUR: Savi Thangavel is a progressive farmer in his own right, but more importantly, he has set benchmarks with his conviction to succeed and innovative ideas. Thangavel planted Barhi dates — which many believe to be a desert crop — on an experimental basis at his farm near Hingna 10 years ago. While some laughed at him, others mocked at him saying he would end making brooms out of the tree leaves as the idea of cultivating dates in Nagpur climate was
Mr. Ritesh Deshmukh Sir the very famous Bollywood Hindi movie star along with Dr. Umesh Mundlye visited Thangavel Date Plantation on 15.7.16.
Mr. Kutchi Thangavel took them around the farm and showed the various cash flow options for farmers. Mr. Ritesh Deshmukh Sir is exploring various possibilities to develop his own farm with Date crop being one of the option. Mr. Ritesh Deshmukh Sir and Dr. Umesh Mundlye visited the strawberry patch and had lemon tea with us.
3rd July 2016 Padmashree Subhash Palekar Guruji along with
High Commissioner of Mauritius Jagdishwar Goburdhun Sir and
Hemant Singh Chauhanji visited Thangavel Date Plantation.
It was a joy to take them around and show them our farm.
Some photos of this memorable occasion.
High commissioner of Mauritius Jagdishwar Goburdhun Sir along
with a 15 member delegation from Mauritius visited the
Thangavel Date Plantation on 6thJuly 2016. We are
honoured and humbled as this was the second visit of High
Commissioner of Mauritius to our Farm.
ray of hope on subsidy for Date plants came in the form of
two joint directors Mr. Gholap and Mr. Bansode from
Pune agriculture office when they visited Thangavel Date
Plantation on 8th July 2016. A ray of hope for subsidy
as the officers are considering to give subsidy to the
Vidarbha farmers for Date farming. If this happens
then it will be a big step forward in our effort to help the
Vidarbha farmers. A big thanks to the Hingna
agriculture officers who took the initiative in bringing
these officers to visit the Thangavel Date Plantation.
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Agriculture officers from 13 taluka of Nagpur district visited our Thangavel Date Plantation. They were taken around the farm and shown the varieties of date fruits. Mr. Thangavel told the officers about how Date Plantation can be the future crop of Vidarbha.