I’m Hind Pal Singh Aulakh and I am from Ganganagar District of Rajasthan (Village- 25 PS). I was born in a typical farming family but my father never forced me into farming profession. I chose a very different career and pursued Bachelors in Hotel Management from IHM PUSA, Delhi. But maybe I wasn’t destined to continue it. After seeing my father’s interest in the field of farming I was very inspired and got interested in farming.
I decided of helping my father in farming and along with that I also started reading agriculture related magazines of Changi Kheti to keep myself updated. In one of the magazines, I read about Jojoba Farming and thought of giving it a try. I visited Jaipur and took training from there in Jojoba Farming. Mr Saini was a faculty member of the training staff who helped and guided me in jojoba farming and especially visited my farm. I was a little scared in the beginning but now it’s been 12 year since I’m doing Jojoba Farming and I am very happy with the yields and returns.
I bought Jojoba seedlings from Rajasthan Agriculture University by consulting the experts of Agriculture University. I faced many problems like termite and fungus but I took every measure to prevent and avoid it. Finally after three years the plants started blooming flowers and in the 6th and 7th year it started bearing seeds.
Jojoba farming is a onetime investment and the best thing to do in an area like Rajasthan because it needs less water and the plant’s age is up to 100 years. I took no help from the government.
Jojoba Farming is very beneficial because oil of jojoba seeds is used in many cosmetics and beauty products and it also has an alternate use as a fuel oil or lubricant for high-speed machinery.
Other than jojoba, I also grow cotton, wheat, seasonal veggies, mustard, kinnow and other crops in the rest 65 acres of land. My future plan is to expand what I am doing right now and attract more loyal and profitable consumers of jojoba seeds.