Farmer sets example by cultivating sunflower in Jharkhand

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Palamu, Sep. 6 (ANI): A farmer in Jharkhand's Palmau district has set an example before others by turning to flower cultivation, at a time when sowing and maintaining other traditional crops is getting difficult due to a lack of water.

Farmers in this region are suffering because of scanty rainfall.

However, Dhruvnarayan Singh, whose fields are covered with full-grown sunflowers, is a happy man.

"Most of the paddy that the farmers from my village had grown was all dried up because of inadequate rainfall. But I grew these flowers, which I don't need to irrigate, as the rainfall was enough for them. I took the risk, made a lot of investment but it has paid off, my financial condition has improved," said Singh.

The flower does not require much water and can survive in minimal rainfall.

"These flowers require little water. The rainwater is enough for it," says Rahul Singh, his son.

Dhruvnarayan says that other farmers in the region should harness the benefit of flower cultivation, which is suitable for this region.

He adds that it is also better than leaving their fields barren. (ANI)

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