Meet this woman IIT Graduate from Bihar who quit Rs 20 lakh job to become a farmer

Highly paid job

Pooja Bharti of Bihar bid goodbye to her high paying cushy job of Rs 20 lakh and adopted farming.

She not only attained success but she is encouraging many youngsters to come back to their hometown and do farming in their villages.
Hailing from Bihar
Pooja hails from Nalanda in Bihar. After completing her chemical engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, she got a job in a MNC through campus placement with annual income of Rs 20 lakh. However, hailing from a farmer’s family, Pooja always had an inclination towards farming.

She noticed that her father could not earn as much as he would invest. She also saw that so many engineers, passing out from many reputed institution, would either work at call centres or run to complete targets of marketing firms just to earn mere Rs 20,000. It was all because of lack of employment opportunities in the country.

Upset at the industry
Looking at the agricultural industry, she felt upset looking at people parting ways from farming and choosing other professions. She would always ask herself why the youngsters don’t chose farming as a profession.

In 2015, after working for six years, she bid adieu to her job. She travelled to Assam and Madhya Pradesh to learn farming techniques from various agricultural scientists.
Organic farming
After learning as much as she could, she left for Orissa to start farming and also encourage other youngsters to opt for this profession.
She bought three acres of land and started organic farming. The farmers in her area who used chemicals and pesticides for farming, eventually moved to organic farming as well.

She tells that biomass which is the most important element is available easily. Apart from that, you need cow dung and jaggery to make amrut mitti, the rich organic soil, which comes for very less price. Pooja tells that you get more growth from organic farming as compared to chemicals.

According to her, to prepare amrut mitti, you need amrut water which is the mixture of one liter cow urine (gomutra), one kilo cow dung, 50 grams jaggery and ten litres of water.

Currently, Pooja is running a campaign called Back to Village where she encourages youngsters to adopt farming and also trains them.

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