Chilli Farmer

Chilli Cultivator

Minimum - No entry barrier, 5th standard pass preferable

Certified training for Chillies Cultivator (programme aligned to AGR/Q0901 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

One year prior experience in crop cultivation

The tasks a Chillies Cultivator is expected to perform include:

Obtaining appropriate equipment and tools

Procuring seed material

Preparing the farm for cultivation

Cultivating the chillies

Harvesting the produce

Marketing and selling the farm produce

Knowledge of selecting appropriate seed

Familiar with seedling production procedure in chillies

Proficient in preparing soil for the chillies

Knowledge of performing transplantation of the chillies

Familiar with soil fertility management

Familiar with integrated insect, pest and disease management for the chillies

Knowledge of weed management of the crop

Familiar with irrigation management

Familiar with harvest and post-harvest management

Skilled in basic farm management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Hands-on training

Extension training and Krishi Vigyan Kendra Training

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job.

May need to handle a team.

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time jobs may be available in some farms.

Work from home option 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?No

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

One may develop occupational hazards due to exposure to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals,extreme weatherconditions, considerable amounts of dust and equipment noise, etc.

Health hazards include allergies related to chillies, etc.

For daily wage workers approximately -INR175 toINR200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Chilli Cultivation Trend in India

Chilli is a very common spice cultivated in India. India is the world?s largest producer, consumer and exporter of chillies in the world. India also has the largest area under chilli cultivation in the world. It is grown in nearly all parts of the country, hills and plains. Almost all states produce this crop. It can also be grown during the entire year in one or the other part of the country. The prevalent and growing demand for chillies in India indicates good job opportunities for Chillies Cultivator in India.


Farm owners

Agriculture co-operatives

Cities and towns across India