Farm Dreams of DFIans

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  1. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    First mover has the advantage. The one to realize the potential and make the money. Happens in all business including mine. The current business that I am in, 4 years ago the margin was 100% in wholesale!! Within no time people flooded. Today in retail I don't get 25%!!

    About 6-7 years ago those who were in this field did 1:3!!
     
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    Enjoy

     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    "If Someone Gave Me A Million Dollars I'd Just Keep Right On Ranchin' Till It Was All Gone."
     
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    Would Million Dollars be gone in Ranchin'? 8)
     
  5. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Another place...umiam lake (30 mins from shillong)

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    My dream is to retire by the age of 45 and own a small farm house :)
     
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  7. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    My great-grandfather sold the family brick business and retired at 45. He kept an "office" in his house so he could have a place to drink with his friends without my great-grandmother knowing.
     
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  8. Bangalorean

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    And some of those companies were frauds too, as per what I have heard from others. Some of them were nothing more than pyramid money-making schemes!!

    Sandalwood is a favourite target of poachers and other unsavoury characters. :)

    Yesterday, near my place here (Dollars Colony), some robbers were trying to cut down the sandalwood tree growing in someone's garden. A police beat came by and the robbers fled, leaving the tree half cut! Such things keep happening...
     
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    Rosewood is quite good but the tree is quite hard to get.Red sandalwood is another great tree
     
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    I have a farmhouse just outside Delhi, but its undergoing a legal dispute due to land demarcation issues. A case like this could take a decade or two. I really wanted to grow something there. C'est la vie.


    Being a gemini, I love opposites. I am equally at home in a big city as well as the countryside. I enjoy company of others and sometimes love my own company too.

    My dream would be to have a small summer cottage in the Himalayan foothills, and a small winter cottage near the Sea. (It'd be cheaper for me to actually buy a cottage in the UK countryside, and something near the sea in Florida. Prices in India are unrealistic and unsustainable.)
     
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  12. Iamanidiot

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    Buy one in kasauli
     
  13. Singh

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    I am thinking of further ahead or maybe in Uttarakhand. I visit Kasauli quite regularly.
     
  14. Iamanidiot

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    Recently the prices of tea estates in ooty tanked the smaller ones may come at a cheaper price
     
  15. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Would planting a crop there help your case?
     
  16. Tolaha

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    These are some photos that I had clicked... my wife's side relatives have some land there where they mostly grow horticultural crops...

    Someday... would like to buy a piece of land here or somewhere around...


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    Some more pics: (still havent figured out the right way to post pics! :confused: )


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  18. Daredevil

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    Tolaha,

    When you upload the image and come to this page

    ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting

    Don't copy URL of that page, instead right click on the image and Select "copy image address (or link)" and then paste that link for images using image tool here. I hope that helps.
     
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    oh ok... Now I got it! Will keep that in mind. And you've fixed my images for me! Thank you very much!

    You are hereby, officially, my favorite Mod! :namaste:
     
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  20. radhikareddy

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    i am sorry to butt in here and mess with your beautiful post... :eek:) i am really looking for help and i see that you gentlemen are into businesses relating to agriculture.I have come back home to india and am now in the transition of moving to my village like some here in this forum (it is the grand plan)

    i am hoping that SOMEONE here has the information i need/point me in the right direction ( a heads up -- so as to speak)

    I am trying to start a raw rice mill and am a little(?) stuck.

    My questions are :
    1) Are there any subsidies from the Govt for a Woman entrepreneur ? (other than the 5% return on the fixed capital)
    2) What do I need to do in terms of registering the rice mill ? (the details on the Govt websites are a bit hazy and are different from what the officials suggest.. THIS i attribute to my ignorance of terms they use and the process in general)

    I have been thrown terms like SSI PART 1 , Factory license, company registration , building plan approval .. but I fail to understand HOW to put all this on my map. (sort of a data flow?)

    So far, I have obtained a quotation from a Mill Machinery manufacturer , approached the State Finance Corp who directed me to obtain a)the quotation for machinery b)Project Plan c)Civil Estimations(That gentleman just suggested the Building plan. Is there anything else to be done here? ).

    it is HARD to be taken seriously and pelt questions at someone when it is so painfully apparent that i am a novice( to the officials across a desk.)
    please help.
     

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