This U.S. Return MBA Graduate Is Transforming a Village Barren Land into an Organic Farming FacilityTop Stories

March 21, 2019 15:39
This U.S. Return MBA Graduate Is Transforming a Village Barren Land into an Organic Farming Facility

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Even so, many youngsters are interested to set foot in the field of agriculture, the lack of room to maneuver and acceptance from parents remain a major snag. But this passionate youngster whose family at first didn’t support him for his interest in organic farming is now making wonders in the field.

The story of the 29-year-old Aditya Gaddh, who is a qualified mechanical engineer and a post graduate in business management from a distinguished institution in the United States would beyond any doubt motivate you.

Though Gaddh doesn’t possess any formal academic qualification in farming, the wonders he is performing on a barren land located in his small hometown, Yamunanagar of Haryana, has eventually altered his family’s viewpoint.

After acquiring his engineering degree from Vellore in Tamil Nadu, Gaddh started attending to his family business that is primarily into manufacturing industrial equipment. In some way, he developed a great passion for organic farming, but he couldn’t tell his family of this interest for the fear of rejection.

It is then he decided to pursue his Master of Business Administration from New York.

In spite of the fact that he would have fetched substantial career in the United States, he still returned India to executive his own noble plans. He said that he had seen Americans farming very well during heavy snowfall season.

“The technique they use is called ‘Mulching Farming’. It moved me. Mulching helps the soil retain its moisture in extreme weather conditions. I decided to use it proactively when I return to India. Although many Indian farmers may already be using it, it needs to be revolutionized,” Gaddh was quoted as saying by India Times.

The land Gaddh is experimenting is his organic farming on had a metal business running on it for years that produced high amounts of toxic waste. Consequently, the land consumed heaps of industrial trash and turned terribly barren and infertile.

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“Anybody could farm on fertile land. But I have gradually made a great part of this barren land produce vegetation and that too organically. I believe that’s my real win and motivation. It took me days and months to stand and work for hours in the extreme weather conditions on this land and think about ways I can make it green again. For many months, I had to prove myself, and now I see my family and friends motivating me” added Gaddh.

For his upcoming implementations, Gaddh is looking at Aquaponics. This is the technique of farming that reportedly uses merely one-tenth of water of soil-based gardening. With Aquaponics, one can raise fish and plants together in an integrated system that is both efficient and scalable. As a part of this method, the fish waste is turned into vermicompost that acts as food for plants.

During his college days in the U.S., Gaddh often inquired from his several classmates about farming techniques used in their respective countries. He was always charting out notes on how he could implement the most doable ones when he returns to India. He says, his friends mocked him many times for his contrasted career interests with regards to what he was pursuing and had pursued academically.

But he never let anybody bog him down.

By Sowmya Sangam

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