Former India captain MS Dhoni is set to export vegetables from his farmhouse in Ranchi to Dubai. He was seen working in a field during the lockdown with his tractor.
As per a report in India Today, the process of exporting the vegetables is in its final stages. The Agriculture Department of Jharkhand will be sending the vegetables to UAE from Ranchi.
The All Seasons Farm Fresh agency will be selling the produce in UAE. They will also be sending the vegetables to the Gulf Countries.
Among the vegetables that are being produced are: Strawberries, cabbage, tomatoes, broccoli, peas, hock, and papaya. The land on which the vegetables are grown is spread over 10 acres.
In an old video posted by Dhoni on his Facebook page from his sabbatical days, he had said that he was learning organic farming of watermelon in Ranchi followed by papaya in 20 days. His entire farmhouse has an area of about 43 acres.
Dhoni's manager and childhood friend Mihir Diwakar had spoken to PTI in July about the plan of organic farming. "We have a team of experts and scientists and they have developed the fertilizer and it should be launched within two-three months,” Diwakar said.
The face of Dhoni would help the business to grow. Being one of the biggest brands in the country, his influence in the market is high.
(With India Today and PTI Inputs)