Ten-year-old turns grain farmer in Bihar

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Gaya (Bihar), Apr 29 (ANI): Ten-year-old Jayjeet, a resident of Bihar's Gaya District, has used new methods of cultivation to increase his yield.

"Our production is doubling, even tripling, using general (methods). In general, the yield is one and a half tonnes when we do it through. We are getting straight three to four tonnes," said Jayjeet, child farmer.

"I got awards on Bihar Day from the District Magistrate, Sub-Division officer and all the officers and scientists of our district. I got a pesticide spraying machine, one shawl and a certificate," he added.

Other farmers have also taken to following his methods and are getting good results, with production of wheat going two or three times higher than usual and costs remaining the same.

"Previously we used to produce crop with our methods but now with this (Jayjeet's) method our production has gone two to three times higher," said Kesar, a farmer.

Jayjeet has been awarded the Young Farming Certificate by the state government for introducing innovative methods of cultivation in the in the village. (ANI)

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