Name : Ms. Rupiben Macchar
District & State : Dahod, Gujarat
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : Appreciation
Award Function : 1st National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2001
Rupiben is a small illiterate farmer and owns a small piece of land. She grows maize, pigeon pea, etc. as intercrop. But when there is less or scanty rainfall she goes for working as labourer in nearby villages. Other members of her family also work as labourer.
Control Of Leaf curl In Chili And Brinjal Plant:
In order to control leaf curl in chili and brinjal plants, goat’s milk is used. With the help of the broom the goat’s milk is sprayed on the plants. This practice is found to be very effective.