December 5, 2022

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Job uncertainty due to Covid draws Maharashtra engineers to poultry farming

With numerous people losing work opportunities and facing career insecurity owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, some engineers and administration graduates in Maharashtra are now checking out alternatives like poultry and goat farming to maintain their livelihood.

In their quest for a stable experienced existence, 20 engineers and administration diploma holders have lately enrolled for a study course in poultry farming at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Aurangabad district, the agriculture centre’s poultry and goat farming study course pro, Anita Jinturkar, told PTI.

“These engineers really feel they had to commit a whole lot of time to generate a preset income each month. But, as the Covid-19 pandemic brought occupation uncertainty for numerous, some of these engineers and administration graduates have make a decision to just take up poultry and goat farming, as they really feel this can make them generate significant income by operating for a minimal variety of hrs,” she stated.

The KVK, running underneath the Vasantrao Naik Agriculture University (Parbhani), imparts schooling in supplementary farming programs.

Jinturkar stated they have been given 20 apps for the poultry and goat farming study course so considerably and it would be started on line before long.

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“Among these students, fifteen are engineers, two administration diploma holders and three diploma holders in schooling. Earlier, people who were being into comprehensive-time farming utilised to just take this sort of schooling. But, soon after the Covid-induced lockdown, even engineers and administration diploma holders are eager to venture into poultry and goat farming,” she stated.

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Pawan Pawar, who retains a diploma in civil engineering, stated his family members has a farm land, but nobody is getting treatment of it at this time.

“I commit a whole lot of time each day to generate a preset revenue at the finish of the month. I really feel if I spend my time and electricity into poultry and goat farming small business, I can generate more. That’s why, I have applied for this study course,” he stated.

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Krishna Rathod, a different engineering diploma holder from Georai Tanda village right here, has also decided to leave his occupation soon after completing the study course.

“During the coronavirus-induced lockdown, my organization asked me to quit. This frightened me as I realised there is no occupation certainty in these situations. So, I have decided to discover about poultry small business alongside with goat farming. At present, I have a occupation, but after I set up poultry small business, I will leave the occupation,” Rathod stated.

Nearby resident Shrikant Maske, an MBA graduate, who quit his salaried occupation a number of yrs back again and ventured into small business, has also now decided to just take up poultry farming. “I remaining my occupation four yrs back again and set up a clothes store. But, the income graph fell amid the Covid-19 pandemic and there is no surety of the small business finding up again. People who invested in poultry small business a pair of yrs back again are building handsome income now. That’s why, I have also decided to just take it up and enrolled for this study course,” he stated.