Hailing from a family of farmers, Raju continued to farm his familys 12 acre ancestral land even after getting a government job. According to him, things were going well before he went with the Green Revolution wave and started using chemical fertilizers and pesticides on his farm. This maximised the yield of his farm but in spite of a quantitative return, the profits were not constant as expected. He applied modern farming techniques more vigorously. As a result, each year the output decreased, the soil was left infertile and his fields were completely destroyed.