From a marginal farmer to pioneer of cooperative group

Amritsar, Farming may not be the first choice for a number of youth in the state who cite numerous instances of losses and debt-ridden farmers ending lives, but the story of Gurbinder Singh of Sarchur village, near Fathegarh Churian, has made people, especially those associated with him, believe that determination and hard work is all what a farmer needs to achieve success.

An Army man, Gurbinder Singh Bajwa (45), left his job in 1997 to pursue his dream to be an agriculturist. In the following two decades, he has set himself as a successful farmer and established a cooperative group of farmers.

Around two years ago, he floated a farming cooperative group to pass on the knowledge about organic farming. Farmers from villages of Batala and Quadian are associated with his cooperative.