High yield plantain

High yield plantain

Name : Mr. Roy Scaria

District & State :  -1, Kerala

Category : Agricultural (General)

Award :   Appreciation

Award Function :   1st National Grassroots Innovation Awards

Award Year : 2001

Mr. Scaria is a marginal young farmer 25 years of age and has studied only upto intermediate. He owns one acre of land. Besides, he takes lands on lease from others and grows vegetables, paddy, banana etc. in them.

A new plantain variety :

"Morisa" is a new variety of plantain plant (banana plant) being cultivated by him in his farm without using any fertilizers or pesticides.

He developed this seed by crossbreed method. Each plant can produce a banana bunch weighing 50 to 60 kgs.

He still has this kind of plantains at his field and anybody can come and see them.