Misrilal Rajput, a farmer from the Khajuri Kalan area in the Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh, grows red okra (ladyfinger) in his garden.
During a conversation with ANI on Sunday, he emphasized the advantages of his variant of the long finger.
“The ladyfinger I grow is red in color instead of the usual green color. It is more beneficial and nutritious than green ladyfinger. It is extremely beneficial for people dealing with heart and blood pressure problems, diabetes or high cholesterol,” he said. .
About the cultivation process, he said: “I had bought 1 kg of seeds from an agricultural research institute in Varanasi. I sown them in the first week of July. In about 40 days it started to grow.”
According to Rajput, no harmful pesticides have been used during the cultivation of red ladyfingers.
Rajput said that on a hectare of land, a minimum of 40-50 quintals and a maximum of 70-80 quintals can be grown.
About the sales and price of his product, he said: “This ladyfinger is 5-7 times more expensive than regular ladyfinger. It is sold in some malls from Rs 75-80 to Rs 300-400 per 250 grams/500 grams.”
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