The 10-member Maoswm Farmer’s Club, Sonapara cultivates chilly, ladies fingers, brinjal and other vegetables in a plot of six-and-half bighas of land.
They have been selling their products in Kokrajhar town, Balajan Tinali, Karigaon and Audang Bazaar in the district.
According to information, the farmers of the club use only organic farming techniques to grow vegetables and no chemical fertiliser or medicines are used.
Talking to reporters, Ajit Basumatary, chief coordinator of Maoswm Farmers’ Club, Sonapara said:”We have formed the club for cultivation of agricultural products through organic farming and we are not not using chemical fertilisers.”
He also informed that Maoswm Farmers’ Club was formed three years back.
Basumatary said the Maoswm Farmers’ Club is located at Sonapara village, 25 km away from Kokrajhar town.
Farmers in Sonapara village mostly produce vegetables such as chilly, jute, ladies finger, tomato, etc..
Basumatary said that most of the cultivators Sonapara village continued to use chemical fertilizers and pesticides before Maoswm Farmers’ Club took the initiative of organic farming.
“We have fully moved away the villagers from using chemical fertilisers and pesticides in their agricultural fields.
Informing about the problems the farmers of Sonapara village have faced, another member of Maoswm Farmers’ Club Sambaru said, “We are doing organic farming here. We cannot cultivate paddy crops because there is no irrigation facility in Sonapara village. Due to that reason we had to adopt alternative farming. Now, through organic farming, we have been to look after our family members and provide education to our children.”
The members of Maoswm Farmers’ Club, Sonapara also said that they have not received any government assistance in their farming.