The recent harvest fetched one tonne per hectare in the irrigated areas and 7.5 quintal per hectare in rain-fed areas.
An Indian authority cited four and a half quintal (four hundredweight) of wood for an open-air cremation.
Farmers like him prefer to grow hill cotton as it gets them good money, up to Rs.2,800 a quintal , and the expenses and effort are low as compared to chillies, for instance, which cost Rs.5,000 per acre to produce.
In the process, they are making huge profits at the cost of the human health because the damaged wheat has been sold between Rs 120 and Rs 400 per quintal while the fresh wheat is ruling at Rs 750 per quintal in the open market these days.
To thresh one quintal of grain from the sheaves would otherwise cost Rs 100.
I never said that I expected 15 quintals per acre.
‘We get about five to six quintals per acre of jowar which lasts for six months,’ he says.
He says the university has made considerable progress in providing quality seeds to farmers, with the production going up from 2,500 quintals four years ago to 20,000 quintals now.
Each supply slip entitles a farmer to deliver 42 quintals of cane.
This year he got eight quintals of areca from his garden, which he sold for Rs.50,000, but even that was not enough to fulfil his interest commitments to the society.