Bengaluru: Taking up a different profession not in line with what one studies academically can be risky. If it clicks, it can be really rewarding. If it doesn’t, it can have a lot of repercussions. 

Three youngsters – Durgesh, an MBA, Varun, a graduate in Commerce and Aditya, a graduate in Science – all hailing from Maharaj Ganj, Uttar Pradesh decided to do something very different from what they had studied. 

The three friends took up organic farming, using modern methods and techniques. 

Now, after taking the plunge, they claim their earnings have increased several times. 

Aditya Singh says, “We used to earn Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 on one acre of land. Now we are earning Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 from the same land,” as quoted by India Today. 

It is interesting to note that the three have earned good enough to employ 12 people on their farms.

The three friends grow fruits and vegetables on their land. They sell it in places like Varanasi.
The pandemic caused by the coronavirus did have a bearing on their business. But during the lockdown, they worked hard. Now they sell their produce online. 

“Different vendors call us for the orders on the phone and finalise the rate. After this, we produce the required quantity and transport it to the client. They pay us through UPI,” says one of them.  

Though they have seen success, they have one demand to make. They want MSP for their crop.

There are many such people who grow crops using organic methods. In Karnataka’s Dharwad, a construction worker, after quitting it, began growing strawberries on his farm. 


Now, he earns Rs 8 lakh annually and has also employed several people. 

If that is about organic farming, many others have started small ventures like eatery business to script a change in their careers.