C Pandian, a farmer from the Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu, walks through his 10-acre land, all covered in grass. This 5-feet-tall Vetiver grass that spans all over his farm will fetch him profits in lakhs.
Inspired by stories like his, several people are quitting their cushy jobs to return to their villages and take up farming.
And some, like Pandian, are taking an unconventional route in traditional farming to earn huge profits.
Vetiver grass, also known as the “wonder grass” of Tamil Nadu, has seen high demands from various sectors, including the pharma and cosmetic industries.