Odisha Man Scripts Success Story In Farming
Angul: At a time when many people are giving up farming, a man in Nandapur village of Angul district scripted success story in agriculture after quitting his government job. Meet Ganeswar Nayak who has now become a role model for other farmers in the area.
With a combination of primitive as well as modern-day agriculture techniques, Nayak is able to eke out a livelihood and make profits by growing vegetables like brinjal, pointed gourd, mangoes and bananas in his farmland located at Dimiripal near his village.
In order to protest the crops from wild animals and elephants, Nayak has also installed solar fencing around his farmland.
Although his three sons are educated, Nayak engaged them in farming.Apart from making profits; Nayak has also given employment to 15 other locals of the area.
“I have a keen interest in farming. I also engaged my sons in farming. I was working at land consolidation office. But I quit the job and dedicated myself in farming,” Ganeswar said.
“If we join any job after completing education, we have to work under someone. On the other hand, if we take up farming, we will do our own work. As I see my father is very happy with farming, we also joined him instead of running after job,” said Upendra, Nayak’s son.
“He has become a model for our farming community. He has scripted success after going through many hardships and now he is a successful farmer,” said Ranjan Kumar Sahu, a resident of Nandapur.
In order to encourage him in the farming, the agriculture department has assured to provide necessary assistance.
“We will provide all possible help, extend government schemes and provide incentives to encourage him to expand his farming business,” said assistant agriculture officer, Amiya Bhusan Swain.