India is primarily an agricultural country. More than 75% of the population depends on agriculture. Farmers are the backbone of the nation. Without them, we cannot survive. They sweat it out day in day out without rest. They are highly involved in tilling the soil, sowing the seeds, watering the fields, reaping and harvesting the crop and then they sell it to the market.
The sad reality is that they are very poor despite giving absolutely everything to the nation They dedicate their whole life for us but themselves live a poor life. Needless to say, they can also be called as the ‘God of the soil’.
On the dark side, farmers commit suicides when they feel helpless under mountain pressure of debt. If Valentines Day is celebrated globally on February 14, then we should also celebrate Farmers Day on December 23 with farmers and offer something to them because they feed every individual all across the world.
STORY OF HOW A PROFESSOR TURNED TO A FARMER AND WENT ON TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS
Her story is one that needs to be told to inspire other farmers. His appetite for learning new things and curiosity to experiment helped her climb the ladders of success. Let’s take a glimpse of his story that is bound to inspire you.
This is the story of a 27-year-old Chhattisgarh girl who quit her high-paying engineering job only to create her own future in the field of farming. She did her M.Tech in Computer Science, Vallari Chandrakar and got a job as an assistant professor in the college.
Nonetheless, she resigned her job in the State’s capital city Raipur to return to her village in Bagbahra district with an intent to start farming on 27 acres of land. Today, the vegetables grown on the farm are being exported to other countries like Dubai and Israel.
Vallari believes that no job can be more significant than farming. Her journey in farming began in 2016. According to Dainik Bhaskar, she said, “When I quit my job and started farming, many villagers called me an educated fool. No one in my family had pursued farming in three generations, and I had to initially face difficulties dealing with farmers, market and vendors.”
It was her father, an engineer in the Meteorological Centre Raipur, who bought the land for a farmhouse. It also presented a perfect opportunity for Vallari as she decided to utilise the land for agricultural purposes. Thus, she quit her job as an assistant professor at Durga College in Raipur to return to farming.
The veggies grown on Vallari’s farm are now being sold to multiple cities across India such as the likes of Indore, Nagpur, Bengaluru and Delhi. Vallari grows green chillies, bitter gourd and cucumber on her farmland. Not just that! She has also received an order for tomatoes and bottle gourd from Dubai and Israel. After being harvested in 60-75 days, she exported to these countries.
Vallari also conducts workshops on new agricultural methods for farmers. So far, the customers are impressed with the quality of Vallari’s vegetables. She finishes her work at 5 pm and then goes back to the village to teach English and Computer Science to 40 girl students.