Maharashtra: Job uncertainty as a consequence of pandemic turns engineers in the direction of poultry farming

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AURANGABAD: With many individuals dropping jobs and dealing with profession insecurity as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, some engineers and administration graduates right here in Maharashtra are actually exploring choices like poultry and goat farming to maintain their livelihood.

Of their quest for a secure skilled life, 20 engineers and administration diploma holders have not too long ago enrolled for a course in poultry farming on the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Aurangabad district, the agriculture centre’s poultry and goat farming course professional, Dr Anita Jinturkar, instructed PTI.

“These engineers really feel they needed to dedicate quite a lot of time to earn a set wage each month.

However, because the COVID-19 pandemic introduced job uncertainty for a lot of, a few of these engineers and administration graduates have determine to take up poultry and goat farming, as they really feel this may make them earn large earnings by working for a restricted variety of hours,” she stated.

The KVK, operating underneath the Vasantrao Naik Agriculture College (Parbhani), imparts coaching in supplementary farming programs.

Dr Jinturkar stated they’ve obtained 20 purposes for the poultry and goat farming course to date and it will be began on-line quickly.

“Amongst these college students, 15 are engineers, two administration diploma holders and three diploma holders in schooling. Earlier, individuals who had been into full-time farming used to take such coaching. However, after the COVID-19-induced lockdown, even engineers and administration diploma holders are desirous to enterprise into poultry and goat farming,” she stated.

Pawan Pawar, who holds a diploma in civil engineering, stated his household has a farm land, however no person is caring for it at present.

“I spend quite a lot of time day-after-day to earn a set revenue on the finish of the month. I really feel if I make investments my time and vitality into poultry and goat farming enterprise, I can earn extra. Therefore, I’ve utilized for this course,” he stated.

Krishna Rathod, one other engineering diploma holder from Georai Tanda village right here, has additionally determined to go away his job after finishing the course.

“In the course of the coronavirus-induced lockdown, my firm requested me to stop. This scared me as I realised there isn’t a job certainty in these instances. So, I’ve determined to find out about poultry enterprise together with goat farming. At present, I’ve a job, however as soon as I arrange poultry enterprise, I’ll depart the job,” Rathod stated.

Native resident Shrikant Maske, an MBA graduate, who stop his salaried job a number of years again and ventured into enterprise, has additionally now determined to take up poultry farming.

“I left my job 4 a years again and arrange a clothes store. However, the revenue graph fell amid the COVID-19 pandemic and there’s no surety of the enterprise selecting up once more. Individuals who invested in poultry enterprise a few years again are making good-looking earnings now. Therefore, I’ve additionally determined to take it up and enrolled for this course,” he stated.

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