Mango trees from Rajasthan’s Kota reach Rashtrapati Bhawan
The Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan is synonymous with greenery and beauty. Kota resident Kishan Suman recently made a small contribution to this.jaipur Updated: May 14, 2017 20:34 IST
The Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan is synonymous with greenery and beauty. Kota resident Kishan Suman recently made a small contribution to this.
The innovator and farmer from Kota have gifted four evergreen mango saplings to the Mughal Gardens at the requested of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The saplings were planted in March.
The sadabahar (evergreen) mango variety blooms round the year. “17 years ago, I noticed a mango tree in my orchard which was blooming in all three seasons (all 12 months) January-February, June-July and September-October. Upon preserving and preparing the grafted mango trees, I noticed that the trees had a good growth and began to bear fruit from the second year of grafting,” said Suman.
In his four bighas of agricultural land, there are 22 mother plants and 300 grafted mango plants, which are for sale.
In March, Suman received an award at the National Innovation Foundation’s exhibition for his innovation. His efforts were also appreciated by President Pranab Mukherjee. It was then that he received a request from the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the plants.
The sadabahar aam, as it is aptly called, is now in the process of being patented. These saplings are immune to major diseases and disorders in mangoes. This mango variety is a dwarf type and hence can be grown in pots. It regularly bears fruits throughout the year.
Suman said he will take part in ‘GRAM Kota’, which will be held from May 24 to 26 and will give him a chance to promote his innovation on a national level.
At present, the plants are now being delivered to Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Haryana on a regular basis.