Giving Up a Career in USA for Organic Farming

It is very common for people in India to go to western countries, especially the US, in search of good jobs. But how often does someone who has spent over seven years in the US return to India to start acareer as an organic farmer? Bhagath Kumar Neerudu has done his masters in business administration in the US and has worked as a computer professional with reputed clients. But he has now returned home to a career that isnt in demand and has little competition among educated professionals.

When he first mentioned the idea of becoming a farmer to his friends, they mocked him and called him a lunatic. But Neerudu did not despair and discussed the idea with his family, who were obviously surprised but did not dissuade him. Soon he moved back to India and spent time researching various methods of farming, visited various places, met numerous people, most of whom discouraged him. In a country like India, farming is, unfortunately, not considered a respectable profession. Telangana sees a high rate of farmer suicides and farmers across the country are facing difficulty and fighting for their existence. Neerudu knew that the road to his dream wasnt easy.