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The agriculture production system in the North-western part of Rajasthan is mostly rainfed, mono-cropped and of subsistence type because of climatic constraints. But even under these conditions, Sh. Satta Ram Choudhary of Jasti Village in Barmer district of Rajasthan has successfully achieved twin objectives of profitability and livelihood security by growing combination of fruits and crops. Earlier Shri Satta Ram along with his 5 family members used to survive by growing subsistence crops like pearl millet, mung bean, moth bean, cucurbits etc. on his farm and he often had to work in nearby sand stone mines or at construction sites for his livelihood. In the year 2011, he came in contact with the Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur through some friend and came to know about interventions in agriculture and horticulture fields. Following construction of a water harvesting pond of 10 lakh litre capacity with the government support he started following the scientific advisories of scientists of CAZRI. He constructed a small water tank at a height of 5 m in the middle of his farm for storing water for use in irrigation through drip irrigation using gravitational force. Firstly, he grew fruit plants and then followed intercropping of mung bean and moth bean in initial years. A total of 800 plants of different fruit species (Ber, lasora and sour lime) supplied by CAZRI were planted by him in 2012. With the technical input and constant supervision of CAZRI scientists, he started getting the returns from orchard from third year onwards

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* 59th Foundation Day celebrated at the Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur      * Model Training Course on "Waste Management for Sustainable Agriculture in Low Rainfall Areas" during November 28 - December 05, 2017      * Model Training Course on Newer options in Arid Horticulture for Doubling Farm Income (November 14-21, 2017)      * Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare interacts with Vice-Chancellors and Directors from Rajasthan and Gujarat      * Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare inauguratesKisanMela& Agriculture Innovations Day at CAZRI, Jodhpur      * किसान मेला एवं नवचार दिवस, 23 सितम्बर 2017      * Minister of State of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Advocates Composting for Recycling of Farm Waste under Swachh Bharat Mission      * Training of Krishi Mitras from Jodhpur and Barmer districts organized in Public Public Partnership Mode      * Institute Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting under Farmers’ FIRST Project held at CAZRI, Jodhpur on 23.8.2017      * New India Manthan - Sankalp Se Siddhi Programme organized by CAZRI KVK, Jodhpur      * Agri-voltaic system inaugurated at CAZRI, Jodhpur by Secretary DARE and DG ICAR      * Foundation Stone of Seed Processing and Storage Unit laid at CAZRI, Jodhpur by Secretary DARE and DG ICAR      * Training on "Improved Crop Production" organized at Balesar, Jodhpur      * काजरी शोध कार्यों एवं राजभाषा में उत्कृष्ट योगदान के लिए पुरुस्कृत      * काजरी, जोधपुर एवं केर्यन इण्डिया के मध्य एमओयू: रोजगार, समृद्धि, हरियाली, लोगों के जीवन की गुणवत्ता में सुधार के लिए होंगे कार्य      * Enhancing capacity development of Leh farmers      * World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD)-2017 Celebrated at ICAR-CAZRI      * International Day for Biological Diversity organized at Mandau, Jaisalmer      * Developing Strategies for Doubling Farm Income in Low Rainfall Areas from September 5-25, 2017      * Doubling the Income of Farmers in Rajasthan 2022: State Coordination Meeting organized      * Workshop on Media & Research Communication organised by DKMA at ICAR-CAZRI      * Workshop on Protected Cultivation to Enhance Farmers Income, organized at ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur      * Prof. Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Ayog visits CAZRI, Jodhpur      * Krishi Unnati Mela 2017      * Inauguration cum Awareness Workshop” for partner farmers at Popavas Panchayat on 18th February 2017      * National Productivity Week at ICAR-CAZRI      * Exposure Visit cum Farmers Scientist Interaction” at ICAR-CAZRI     

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