Village : Singhsal, Post : Balanda
Block : Barkote, District : Deogarh
Mobile : 8018119480
Age : 30 years
Qualification : +2Arts
Total Land : 10 Acre
Cultivable Land : 4 Acre
Agril.Experience : 3 years
SocialRecognization:Young banana farmer of the district
Manoj Kumar Sahu is a young farmer of Singhasal village of Barkote Block. During 2008 he left the company job and made up his mind to take horticulture as his profession. In the first year he invested Rs.40,000/- in planting 1500 numbers of G–9 variety of banana and got a profit of more than 1 lakh. 4800 tissue culture banana plants of G–9 and dwarf cavendish are now in his back yard plot. Last year he had a deposit of Rs.2,80,000/- in his bank account after deducting the cost of installation of drip irrigation facility and borewell.
He has given regular employment to 3 labourers of his village, From the profit he has purchased one mobile phone, a motor cycle and few assets for his house after a handsome deposit in the bank. His product is the main attraction in the fruit market of Tensa.
Two young men of his village and 5–7 men from neighbouring have followed his path and have started scientific banana cultivation recently. He is now advising to take the help of KrishiVigyan Kendra, Deogarh and district horticulture department and adopt farming a profitable business.