Bengaluru: Rohith, hailing from Bihar, graduated from a Sainik school. His father wanted him to become an army officer. But Rohith had different plans. He wanted to become a farmer.
It was high on his mind that that he should be able to give job to people rather than seek job. That is when he returned to his village and took up farming on a grand scale.
Moreover, he was also determined to change the perception that farming isn’t lucrative. Many from his village had this notion that agriculture or farming was a bane instead of a boon.
But when he decided to take it up, as we have seen in many cases, there was a strong wave of protest from his family.
He says, “I returned to the village after 12th in 2015. The people of the house also protested then. But I had decided that farming is not just a source of livelihood, but a business model. They say that I had enough land. There was also a farming background. Father used to do farming only. I decided to do commercial farming with new technology instead of traditional farming. I started farming of watermelon, banana, orange, pomegranate and vegetables. I adopted drip irrigation technique for irrigation,” as quoted by Dainik Bhaskar.
Currently, he is cultivating on a 100 acres of land. They have started sending their products to Bangladesh as well. More than 200 farmers are associated with him. 100 people work with them. They often organize training camps and train people.
Rohit is going to start Agro Clinic next, in which they will give information about training of farmers as well as care and maintenance of their crops. For this, they will hire experts who can treat the crops well.
He used drip irrigation in his fields.
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Last Updated Jan 13, 2021, 4:29 PM IST