Engineer-farmer earning lakhs with organic bananas, sugarcane & Whatsapp

Like every other engineering graduate, Chamrajnagar native C V Srinidhi nursed the dream of clinching a job in the IT sector. His eyes were set on Bengaluru, the IT capital of the country. Friends and acquaintances advised him otherwise, given the pressure and competitiveness of the industry.

Because of this, he began contemplating a change in his vocational trajectory. Farming was the first thing that came to his mind, despite knowing nothing about it.

About an acre of family property lay unused and he wondered, why not! But his family was vehemently opposed to the idea and wanted him to first make a career in his chosen field before considering farming.

After a year of trying, he finally managed to get a job in the Chamarajnagar district collectorate in 2013.

But life would take a very different course for him, and that too along the ways he would have never imagined.