“I am 70 years old and I have been a full-time farmer ever since I was a teenager.
Farming for a long time has been neglected in our country and this is quite frustrating to me personally because people eat three meals a day yet they don’t respect the farmers.
I studied till class 10 during those days and later continued my ancestor’s work as a farmer.
I grow all kinds of crops on my farm but paddy is the main crop.
The biggest hurdle for every one of us in the present-day scenario is the climatic change. When it comes to farming, lack of proper rainfall and also the low groundwater levels has been a serious concern especially in our region. So everyone is adopting modern-day farming techniques including the usage of fertilizers and pesticides. I wish we could go back to our roots and bring back the natural farming procedures. But with the increase in pollution and urbanization, I doubt it would be practically possible.
I want to give a message to all the youngsters – we are a part of this planet earth and we should try to be harmonious with nature in every aspect. We should all be humble enough to realize that we are a part of an ecosystem that is bigger than us.”