Okra in a cement bag: former cop is now an innovative organic farmer

September 4, 2017 0 Comments

Raju Ganiga, 53, is a public works department inspector in Karnataka and an innovative farmer.

He cultivates paddy, areca, and coconut on his farm in the coastal town of Kundapur via traditional farming methods, as reported by the Bangalore Mirror. But, its how he chooses to grow okra, or ladies finger that is interesting in cement bags.

Raju fills the bag up to a feet with mud and manure and sows the seeds in them. Cement sacks are made using a resilient type of plastic and are able to survive rough filling, conveying, and loading conditions. These sturdy sacks prevent water stagnation and are ideal in regions that receive heavy rainfall.