After recovering from abdomen most cancers, a Hyderabad girl’s enthusiasm for pure farming, mixed with tenacity and years of exhausting labor, has lastly paid off this yr within the form of roughly 1,500 kg mangoes within the first harvesting alone. Her perseverance within the face of adversity has been an inspiration to many others fascinated by pure farming.
The discovery of a malignant mass in Parvathy’s abdomen in 2016 was devastating for the 55-year-old. Her husband, Dr. Suryanarayana, a city-based radiologist, could not pinpoint the supply of most cancers however speculated chemical substances, pesticides, and pesticides within the vegatables and fruits they ate had been the underlying perpetrators.
The couple from Habsiguda selected to chase their aspirations to maintain themselves engaged after a yr of remedy. Parvathy, a postgraduate and authorized arithmetic tutor, sought to rekindle her ardour for farming, and she or he enlisted the assistance of her husband. They took half in pure farming coaching packages, attended seminars and conferences, spoke with specialists, and discovered extra by way of YouTube movies. They began a fruit backyard in an deserted discipline of their ancestral city Chopakatlapalam in Telangana’s Khammam district.
Turning to Natural Farming
According to a media report, the pair harvested round 1500 kgs of seven completely different forms of mangoes. The mangoes had been grown with out utilizing any type of chemical substances akin to pesticides, pesticides, or herbicides.
They had planted 300 crops within the yr 2017, 101 of which have borne fruits now. However, the timber are nonetheless small, and the couple is optimistic that the subsequent yr their mangoes yield would improve extra.
The household selected to not promote their mangoes on the market they usually as an alternative put up a show board outdoors their home for passers-by to see. Morning walkers who purchase mangoes come again with praises for the flavour and scent of their organically cultivated mangoes.
Selling Organic Products Online
Besides spreading the phrase by way of WhatsApp teams amongst family and friends, their daughter Usha launched the ‘Tathayya Natural Farms’ Instagram profile to succeed in out to extra purchasers. Customers can both choose up mangoes individually or use companies akin to Dunzo, Uber Connect, Swiggy Genie, and others to take action.
Born and introduced up in a village, Parvathy says she all the time has been fascinated by farming. She tried her hand at terrace gardening and kitchen composting earlier however after recovering from most cancers, the couple determined to check out full-fledged farming and do their bit to provide folks the style of some chemical-free fruits.
Apart from mangoes on three acres, they develop different fruits like guava and sapota on one other 4 acres in addition to paddy – all in an natural manner.
First revealed on: 04 May 2022, 04:15 IST