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Engr from US returns ‘swades’ to promote organic farming

Engr from US returns ‘swades’ to promote organic farming

His parents wanted him to be a successful engineer in United States of America, but an urge to stop the excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, brought 40-year-old Randeep Kang back to his village 90 F in Sriganganagar district of the state. He studied electronics, and yet his fascination towards agriculture inspired him to get in touch with the farmers in California to bring organic pesticides in use in farming. Now, Kang is seen making organic fertilizers with the help of some herbs and gau mootra (cow urine) and is not just selling it at subsidized rate as low as Rs 50 per litre, but also providing it for free to the farmers of his village. In Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh, the villages are named after the names and number of the canals passing through them.

Like all parents, Kang’s family wanted him to pursue engineering. “I completed my BTech in electronic engineering in 1999 and went to California in the US. I was never inclined towards engineering, still on insistence from the family I took up MTech at San Jose University in California.” Read More…

Engr from US returns ‘swades’ to promote organic farming

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