MBA graduate opts for ‘Work from Farm’ in Thrissur
Thrissur: Poomala Pathazhakundu native Prakash John, an MBA graduate, is building another world beyond his dream amid the COVID crisis. After completing his MBA from Singapore, Prakash joined a marketing job there.
He reached his native place for holidays before the COVID outbreak. But as COVID continued to spread across the world, Prakash was unable to return and was forced to find a job in Kerala.
Following this, he opened a consultancy at Thrissur. As part of this firm, he used to work from home for a Singapore-based firm.
“I found enough time while working from home. During this time, I came to know about many people who are experimenting with new techniques in agriculture while going through social media. So, I also started some farming on my land,” said Prakash.
“Information from YouTube helped me to venture into a new field of business. I constructed a pool that can store 7 lakh litres of water and started fish farming. I deposited 8,000 juvenile fish belong to the Chitralada breed. Grass farming was also started for using the water from the pool. I purchased four cows to make use of the grass,” Prakash explained about his agriculture experiment.
“Now, I have started to cultivate tapioca and banana by using cow dung as major manure. Chicken, goat, rabbit and duck are also being reared on my farm. At present, it is time for fish harvesting. So far, I have sold 1,200-kilo fish from my farm,” he added.
The 36-year-old young farmer is also serving as the director of Thrissur district farmers’ cooperative society.