Name : Madan Lal Devada
District & State : Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : National
Award Function : 9th National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2017
A farmer, Madan Lal Devada (50), has developed an improved carrot variety through selection method. The carrots are long, red in colour with sweet taste, high vitamin content and long leaves.
Madan Lal, who has studied up to class ten only, owns about 40-50 bighas of land where he cultivates carrot. He leases another 40-50 bighas for carrot cultivation. Apart from carrot he also cultivates radish, castor, cumin, bajra and wheat in his fields. His family comprises his wife and two sons. His three daughters are married and settled. The family sells carrot at a large scale to all parts of Rajasthan as well as to Delhi, UP, MP, Gujarat and Maharashtra. He also sells seeds of this variety to farmers living in neighboring villages and districts.