Farmer’s son propagating integrated farming model
Nagpur, April 15: It took him some years to realize that his engineering education would not help solve the basic problems of farmers. But once it struck him, he took a management course in social sciences in the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), returned home and started integrated farming concept among farmers in Chandrapur district.
Chetan Raut, a farmer’s son from a village in Yavatmal district, did his engineering from Nagpur’s Yashvantrao Chavan College of Engineering. But immediately after completing his degree he realized that his education would not help him fulfil his and his father’s dream of helping resolve farmers’ crisis as much as they could. So he joined TISS. This led him into the incubation centre for social entrepreneurship and he is now leading the Arunokalp Trust in Chandrapur where farmers are motivated and trained in integrated farming.