Satisfied Farmer Arjun Singh Bogati
Arjun Singh Bogati, 48, of Boktan 3, Doti is highly laborious famer having the cultivable land of 4 Ropani. Although his formal education is secondary level, now he is one of the lead farmers at Doti. “Since childhood I used to think vegetable production has great scope in rural places of Nepal, so after returning from India I left my formal education and devoted towards agriculture”, he remembered his childhood. He is living with a spouse, 3 sons and a daughter along with his mother.
Mr. Bogati is lead farmer of Boktan, he worked as LRP (Local Resource Person) in RAP program for two years, and currently he is working with PAHAL program with the same position. His motto is to utilize almost all cultivable land; he is not leaving even a tiny piece of fallow land. He is not only producing vegetables but also seed, seedlings and its marketing, he sells each seedling of cucumber, tomato, brinjal at the rate of Rs. 5. The most interesting thing about him is where ever he goes either in local market or in his personal work, he carries some weight of vegetables and sell them and encourage the buyers to be the producer. Recently through the cultivation of Tomato (Var. Srijana) he made a net profit of 13 thousand from the plastic tunnel of size 5×12 square metre which was planted 5 months ago. “I harvested 12-15 kg of tomato from a single plant, and sold at the rate of 50”, he looked around and smiled. Additionally, he is cultivating Cauliflower, Cabbage, Capsicum, Ginger and Potato out of the plastic house. He does have small orchard of fruits where different fruits like Banana, Mango are planted. “This year too I am hoping for the best regarding the production of mango”, he shared. Next, he is also rearing Goat of Khari breed and Poultry.
Thinking work is worship, he began his day by visiting the planting site and works for 4-5 hours a day. According to Mr. Bogati, irrigation is enough so do climate, he thanks the creature as well. He is looking forward for the modern techniques of irrigation like sprinkler. He is satisfied with his yearly net income of hundred thousand.
Mr. Bogati proudly says if anyone is interested to learn and observe farming from his farm they are most welcome.