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Educated youth take up vegetable farming in Assam's Majuli island

Majuli (Assam), Thu, 25 Mar 2010 ANI

Majuli (Assam), Mar 25 (ANI): Breaking away from conventional ways of earning a livelihood, educated youth in Assam's Majauli in Jorhat District have taken up vegetable farming as a profession and they are doing fairly well.


Fertile but flood affected Majuli Island, situated on Brahmaputra riverbank is now seeing many educated youth take up vegetable farming as a profession.


One such example is Subhash Hazarika, who began this journey five years ago. Today his annual income is between three to four lakhs, which is enough to take care of his family.


"Whatever I have developed in last five years, I will tell you about that. I have one brother who is running an electric shop. I have bought two-maruti van, two bikes and one power driller and earning enough money for my family," Subhash Hazarika, a vegetable cultivator.


Hazarika is a source of inspiration for many unemployed youth.


His success has motivated them to take up the cultivation of tomatoes, potatoes, onion and sugarcane and many other vegetables.


Majuli's another successful farmer Anil said: "By farming, I am trying to make our lives. I have started farming of sugarcane and have earned more than a lakh out of it in a year. In some area, I am producing mustard by which, I'll be earning thirty-forty thousand at one times farming."


As peace and normalcy gradually return to the region, people are finding new ways of becoming self-reliant and actualizing their potential. By Vashipem Kamodang(ANI)


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