Farmer, Planter, Crop Cultivator

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Not required

The tasks a Cultivator, General is expected to perform include:Determining the selection of crops/vegetables/fruits/etc. based on market, weather and irrigation conditions

Operating tractors and other farm machinery Setting up and maintaining channels for irrigation

Repairing and maintaining farm vehicles, implements and mechanical equipment

Digging, planting seeds or transplanting seedlings using hand tools or machinery

Determining the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers

Preparing manure by collecting and storing cow dung in ditches

Applying pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops

Harvesting crop using hand tools or other machinery Participating in the inspection, grading, sorting, storage, and post-harvest treatment of crops

Loading farm produce into trucks/carts and driving trucks to market or storage facilities

Directing and monitoring the work of casual and seasonal workers during planting and harvesting

Marketing and selling the farm produce

Efficient in hiring and supervising the workers Skilled in ploughing, cultivating, harvesting and other agriculture processes

Adept at operating farm machinery

Specialize in crop fertilization, mineral nutrition, crop varieties, propagation and selection

Skilled in integrated insect, pest and disease management Expert in optimal harvesting

Skilled in marketing and sales

Knowledge of the latest development and technology in the field

Skilled in basic farm management Skilled in irrigation management

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Not applicable

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent



Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable for this profile

May require supervising a team of other field workers Part-time and contractual jobs may be found in some seasons

Local travelling is required

Working hours

Working hours are not fixed Overtime is common during the harvesting season

Shift system may be involved according to the farm norms

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous Health risks include exposure to pesticides, fertilizers, extreme weather conditions, dust and equipment noise Occupational hazards include back/neck pains, injury to body and accidents while using heavy farm equipment

For daily wage workers - INR 90 to INR 340 per day3(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in Agriculture Sector4The agriculture sector recorded satisfactory growth due to improved technology, irrigation, inputs and pricing policies. Livestock, poultry, fisheries and horticulture are surging ahead in production growth in recent years and will have greater demand in the future. Industrial and service sectors have expanded faster than agriculture sector resulting in declining share of agriculture in national accounts. Despite the structural change, agriculture still remains a key sector, providing both employment and livelihood opportunities to more than 70 percent of the country's population who live in rural areas. The contribution of small farmers to the national and household food security has been steadily increasing. The steady growth of the agriculture sector means better job opportunities for cultivators.


Farm owners Agriculture co-operative organizations

Job openings are in Tier III cities5