Engineering graduate carves out a fruitful career in farming

Engineering graduate carves out a fruitful career in farming
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When roads for all engineers lead to either to Hyderabad or to Bengaluru to secure a good job in IT sector, Koganti Manikantha Sai, an engineer hailing from Nadikudi village in Dachepalli mandal of Guntur district took the road to his native village to practice agriculture.

Guntur: When roads for all engineers lead to either to Hyderabad or to Bengaluru to secure a good job in IT sector, Koganti Manikantha Sai, an engineer hailing from Nadikudi village in Dachepalli mandal of Guntur district took the road to his native village to practice agriculture. He thought out of the box and set an example in agriculture for other farmers to emulate.

Manikantha Sai is growing pearl millet (sajjalu) and jowar (jonnalu) and other green and leafy vegetable crops by channelising rain water into the nearby quarry ditch for cultivating his farm. He is feeding the cows with green fodder during the height of the summer.

The engineering graduate gave up all plans to hunt for jobs and took up agriculture and animal husbandry. With the help of his parents Koganti Sivannarayana and Nagasiromani he is tapping and storing off season rain water. His parents are elated that their son was prospering in agriculture by infusing new ideas into farming. Sivannarayana says that his son prefers to do the farm work rather than the office work.

Manikantha Sai plans to raise crops with the application of organic manure prepared by mixing cow urine, dung and neem products. He is also contemplating cultivation of paddy without application of complex fertilisers.

He is producing fodder for six cows, two calves and buffaloes using water stored in the quarry. Manikantha Sai evolved his own style of farming and is producing crops during summer of the drought period.

By Narasimha Rao

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