Maize Farmer Maize Planter
Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass
Certified training for Maize Cultivator (programme aligned to AGR/Q0103 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)
Prior experience in food crop cultivation for one season
The tasks a Maize Cultivator is expected to perform include:
Obtaining appropriate equipment and tools
Procuring seed material
Preparing the farm for cultivation
Cultivating the maize crop
Harvesting the produce
Marketing and selling the farm produce
Knowledge of preparing seed for maize cultivation
Proficient in preparing the land for cultivation
Familiar with micro and macro nutrient management
Knowledge of curbing weed in the farm
Familiar with integrated insect, pest and disease management for the maize crop
Familiar with irrigation management
Familiar with harvest and post harvest management
Skilled in basic farm management Equipped to assimilate market information
Extension training and Krishi Vigyan Kendra training
Ability to work independently
Hardworking and persistent
Ability to negotiate
It is a field job.
May need to handle a team of field workers
Local travelling is not a part of this job role
Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available in some farms
Work from option is not available
Flexible working hours
Overtime is common during the harvesting season.
Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible.
Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No
This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)
One may develop occupational hazards due to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals, extreme weather conditions, considerable amounts of dust and equipment noise, etc.
For daily wage workers -INR175 toINR200 per day
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Overview of Maize Farming in India
Maize is grown throughout the year in India. It is predominantly a kharif crop with 85% of the area under cultivation in the season. Maize is the third most important cereal crop in India after rice and wheat. It accounts for 9% of the total food grain production in the country. Maize production in India has grown at a CAGR of 5.5% over the last ten years from 14 MnMT.
Productivityofmaize(yield)hasincreasedataCAGRof2.9%from1.9MT/hectarein2004-05to2.5MT/hectarein2013-14.IntroductionofSingleCrossHybrid(SCH)seedscoupledwithadequaterainfallin2007-08contributedto20%increaseinyield.These factors indicate good job growth for Maize Cultivator across India.
Farm owners Agriculture co-operative organization
Cities and towns across India
Will be updated
Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) across the country
State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), of different Agricultural Universities in India
Indian Institute of Maize Research (IIMR), New Delhi,