Man starts dairy farm amid COVID crisis; now owns 16 cows, gets over 200 litre milk per day
Palode (Thiruvananthapuram): When the COVID crisis affected his livelihood, young writer and NRI Aseem Pallivila switched his career to animal husbandry. Now he is making gains from his dairy farm. Aseem started dairy farm with five cows and now he has 16 cows, many goats and other pet animals.
When Aseem had to end his NRI life all of a sudden, he struggled to make the ends meet. He was running a play school first, but it also shut down due to COVID crisis. Later, he started rearing cows. It was a turning point in his life. Now over 200 litres of milk is produced in his farm on a daily basis.
As suggested by his children, Aseem later started rearing Vechur cow, goats like Jamnapari and different varieties of poultry. All of them gave him a decent income. Apart from this, several trees are planted in the compound and are named after veteran writers in Malayalam. His work starts by 4 in the morning and continues till night.
Aseem had a passion for writing when he was in school. Even amid the busy hours in dairy farm, he managed to publish many collections of stories including ‘Udayonte Viseshangal’, ‘Hajirayude Kuthirakal’ and ‘Ezhamante Vikruthi’. Nature and people around us are the characters in his stories.