Tuber Crop Farmer

Tuber Planter

Tuber Crop Cultivator

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Certified training for Tuber Crop Cultivator (programme aligned to AGR/Q0503 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

Prior experience in food crops for one season

The tasks a Tuber Crop Cultivator is expected to perform include:

Obtaining appropriate equipment and tools

Procuring seed material

Preparing the farm for cultivation

Cultivating the crop

Harvesting the produce

Marketing and selling the farm produce

Knowledge of preparing the seed for tuber crop cultivation

Proficient in preparing the land for cultivation

Familiar with nutrient management of the soil

Knowledge of curbing weeds in the farm

Familiar with integrated insect, pest and disease management for the tuber crop

Familiar with irrigation management

Familiar with harvest and post harvest management

Skilled in basic farm management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

May or may not require supervising a team of other field Workers

Local travelling [is a part of this job role]

Part-time jobs may be available in some farms

Work from home is not available

Working hours

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?


This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals,

exposure to extreme weather conditions

occupational hazards include

exposure to considerable amount of dust and equipment noise

For daily wage workers `175 to `200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

India?s Horticulture Sector

Horticulture is perhaps the most profitable venture of all farming activities as it provides ample employment opportunities and a scope to raise the income of the farming community.1

Horticulture accounts for 30% of India?s agricultural GDP from 8.5% of the cropped area.


Farm owners

Agriculture co-operative organizations

The job openings are small towns and villages across the country