Source: The Hindu Business Line, May 22, 2019
“Dear farmer, need your support to produce healthy food for our society. Join hands with us to give healthy and better life,” it says.
And the pay package is ‘attractive’, considering the financial crisis that small and marginal farmers are facing in the country.
The interested farmers are offered an annual package of ₹1.80-2.40 lakh. Besides, they will get free food and accommodation, says the ad released on behalf of the Tamil Nadu-based Keeraikadai.
But this is not an isolated example and the ‘offer’ varies from one recruiter to another. What explains the spurt in demand for ‘practising farmers’ is the new-found obsession with farming among some high net-worth individuals (HNIs), including IT professionals and doctors. Read the rest of this entry »