Beltangady: Farmer proves that foreign fruits can be grown here profitably  


Daijiworld Media Network - Beltangady (SP)

Beltangady, Sep 18: A farmer from Balanja, a tiny village in Nalkur village in the taluk, has shown to the world that fruits of foreign origin can be profitably grown here. Anil Balanja, a young farmer, gets credit for achieving this unique feat.

Anil, who undertook farming after completing PU education, has shown interest in growing foreign fruits and has fairly succeeded in his aim.

 

Initially Anil started to grow foreign fruits as a hobby. Later, he began to grow saplings of the plants, sell them to other farmers and helped other farmers too to reap the benefit of this vocation. The nursery he initially started on a small scale has now become quite big. Saplings from here are supplied to different states including Kerala. His wife and parents have been supporting his efforts. Balanja has shown that fruits which are native to Burma, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Jamaica, Hawaii etc can be grown here.

Cedar Bay Cherry from Australia, Achacha of Bolivia, Nam Nam fruit of Sri Lanka, tree grapes of Burma, Kaimito of Jamaica, Malaysian watermelon, Papino of Russia, Mexican sapota and scores of other foreign fruits have been grown by him. He also has been developing and supplying fruit plants and saplings to others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Raghavendra Bhat, Bantwal

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    No doubt he has a good collection of imported plants. My question have these imported plants been quarantined in certified Government nurseries. Bringing these diseased plants stealthily is highly dangerous to the sensitive environment and biodiversity of the Western ghats. I think the state agriculture department should look into this in detail.

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  • Joseph, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 20 2021

    Please give his number.i want to buy some sapling

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  • Joseph, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 20 2021

    Please give his number

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  • Malina, Chikmagalur/ Dubai

    Mon, Sep 20 2021

    Hahaha!

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  • William D’Souza DSouza, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    TIME IS UP, WE CAN'T RELIE ON GOVT DOKLABAJI ASSURANCES, HARDLY ANY JOB OPPORTUNITIES, AND EXISTING JOBS ALSO LOOSING DUE TO WRONG POLICIES OF GOVT. WE CAN'T HENCEFORWARD LOOK AND WAIT AT, "WHEN ACHCHE DIN COMES"... TIME TO GO TO FIELD AND DO AGRICULTURE. ALREADY WE ARE BEEN PUSHED 45 YEARS BACKWARDS.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    i thing the right wing Hindu groups are not aware of this till now....otherwise they may protest and destroy his farm as he is growing Videshi fruit...

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    Achhe Dhin worked for him..... To those people whining about unemployment due to present govt.... Little bit of smart work lots of hard work

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    This is the real meaning of Aatnirbar ...

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    Growing palakh near railway track at Nalasopara also aatmanirbhar

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    Raju, Karkala - Making CD is not Aatmanirbar ...

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    Good one Raju. To the point.

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    RSS gang may not like this vedeshi fruit.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    Manoharji, No problem. Our PM will give new Indian names for this fruits and start exporting. Like Adani Phal, Ambani Angoor.......

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  • Nagesh, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    Good that he is using his knowledge and intelligence in his own country than working like slaves in other countries.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    seems you tried a lot to go to gulf countries but did not get visa? ha ha ha frustrated soul

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  • Nancy, Belman

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    One slave found.

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  • ignatius, DUBAI

    Sun, Sep 19 2021

    |Congrats

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  • praveen, surathkall

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    CHANGE IS THE NEED OF THE DAY! ALL THE BEST ANIL JI!!!

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Very good my dear friend. You have practically broken the ice for us all. Yes, the climate around that area close to our famous " Western Ghats " is quite good. You have really helped many enterpreneurs to go in for this type of cultivation in your area. Thank you for your ground breaking Research for all of us. Be assured, that we will take your idea into practice. Very nice indeed. Thank you very much and May God Bless you always !!!

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