Friday, January 20, 2023
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Monday, August 8, 2022
It was on September 22, 2021, I applied for agricultural electricity connection through Tatkal scheme (a self financed scheme to avail electricity as quickly as 3 months). But in reality, I just got this availed on August 02, 2022 (yesterday). It’s a long 11 month wait. 3 poles erected from the existing pole. It feels I have crossed a big hurdle in my passion for growing my food forest. It was on May, 2020 I got this land registered and it took me 2 years and 3 months to get to this point. And now, it’s the installation of new motor that is pending. Only after the installation, I’ll come to know how much water can I get from the borewell. For this 1.6 acre land, if the motor could discharge water for an hour a day, it will be more than sufficient to fulfil my requirements. It might take another weeks time to get the installation and other related things done. And it’s going to be the start of retreat monsoon here. Only after the monsoon is over, I could start plantation seriously. Until then, it’s a good time to start with border crops and cover crop. Hoping to get things streamlined within another 6 months. Only then will start posting photos since purchase, preparation and vegetation on this land. Anxiety knocking again. Trying to keeping it under control and move slow and steady.
Update: Today, 7 August, 2022. Borewell is now functional after 2 years wait. I have spent almost ~₹6,00000 for expenses including borewell digging, Electricity Tatkal application charges, Motor, starter, pipes and fittings and labour. Expenses on drip irrigation, water tank and labour will be anywhere between ₹50,000 and ₹2,00000 depending on the choices we make.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
In the investors and wealth builders perspective, farm land is always considered a liability. It means, farmland doesn’t earn you profits. This is the case not only in India but seems to be the case for many farmers in developed countries as well. It only creates expenses. Of course, in the way it’s done. But considering “Health is Wealth”, a small organic farmland to grow your own food is the most important asset that helps grow your primary wealth, “Health”. When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost.
It was my desire to build this wealth ever since I was waiting for my Kid’s arrival into this world. I wanted to present him with a tiny little forest on his arrival. He is Turing 4 this week. I was able to acquire (yes, I believe acquire is the right term, naturally land doesn’t belong to anyone) a piece of bare land a year earlier. “Better late than never”. I’m eagerly waiting to get the primary things like water and electricity ready to start the process. Yes, it is time consuming to get electricity connection for the farmlands here. I hope to get things ready in a month or two and hope to save a dozen coconut trees that already exists on this land.
Here I like to quote Bharathiar’s poem “காணி நிலம் வேண்டும் - பராசக்தி”