Lakecity to have desi version of Gujarati Sweet corn
Udaipur city will be enjoying sweet corn very soon. It will now be grown by the city’s farmers.
We all love sweet corn, don’t we? As spicy tangy chaat and as a mid time snack, sweet corn is a favourite among kids, too. During fairs, people can be seen flocking over sweet corn chaat corners as the hot and spicy flavour mixed with the original sweetness adds to the fun of the fair. Udaipur city will be enjoying sweet corn very soon. It will now be grown by the city’s farmers. Sweet corn comes to Udaipur from Gujarat. It is loved by just everyone. As of now, Udaipur gets its load of sweet corn from Gujarat. From now on, it will be grown here in Udaipur’s soil. The farmers will benefit a lot from the produce of sweet corn.
Where normal corn plantation requires an expense of 30 thousand rupees, sweet corn will attract an expense of 50 thousand per hectare. But the positive point is that one hectare will give a crop worth 2 lakh rupees. Maharana Pratap Agricultural and Technological University started sweet corn cultivation last year. This year it is being grown on 20 hectares of land. All India Corn Research project head Dilip Singh said that one hectare of land gives 30 to 35 quintals of regular corn but it gives almost 100 quintals of sweet corn. Sweet corn is sold as a whole and not in beads. It is available for 20 rupees a kilo in market. A farmer earns 2 lakh rupees per hectare though the initial purchase of sweet corn seeds is expensive on the farmers’ pockets at 2500 rupees per kilo.
The crop needs to be protected from insects. Being sweet it attracts insects faster than the normal crop. Insects damage the crop in no time. Periodic spray of insecticides is very important to save the crop from getting insectified.