At a time when youth in the country are taking up jobs in multinational companies, two young men from Indore in Madhya Pradesh (MP) are working to create models of sustainable development.
Gautam Kasliwal and Deval Verma from Indore are in city to take part in 6th Solar Cookers International World Conference that kicked off on Monday at Muni Seva Ashram at Goraj.
Kasliwal, a chartered accountancy student, is into farming since last six years. “When I was 20 years old, I started with organic farming on one acre land but for the past three years I am doing natural farming,” said Kasliwal, who is also a graduate in taxation and an accounting technician.
Since Kasliwal’s family is into furnishing business, he did not receive any formal training in farming.
“When I started farming, I had no knowledge of agriculture so I started to observe farmers’ works, then I started reading books on agriculture, experimented with techniques and sometime applied my own brain in the process,” he said.
Kasliwal told TOI that farmers in MP grow soya beans while he grows urad dal, millet and juwar at his farm.