Young Farmer to Sarpanch!

Since childhood, I saw my father struggling to make agriculture profitable. I was very sure that I could do better. That with my hard work and skill, I’d earn more. But somehow, it never happened …

 In 2015, I happened to attend a farmer meeting organized by ACF and realized there were so many modern and new techniques in farming. That was an eye-opener when I realized there were so many ways to improve agriculture productivity! I visited the ACF demonstration farm and that’s when I got to know the secret … ‘more inputs doesn’t necessarily mean more produce.’

 Within a year, not only did the produce increase (both in quantity and quality), but I got to experience the power of collective bargaining, by working together with other farmers in a group. Soon, ACF chose me as an extension volunteer. I started guiding other farmers on more modern practices, multi-cropping, and the power of farmer institutions.

 In a short time, I developed a strong reputation in the village. People developed trust in my abilities and it came as a pleasant surprise when my villagers chose me as the village sarpanch - unanimously. It’s been almost a year that I have been in the village Sarpanch and I have implemented several government schemes and projects in the village including Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (under which we have got 100 toilets constructed).

People are happy with my work and I am motivated to see what more I can do - after all I’m just 31 years old!" - Gopal Jambulwar, Panchgaon, Chandrapur, Maharashtra.

November 14, 2022

0 Comment

Leave a Comment

Your feedback is valuable for us. Your email will not be published.

An Opportunity to Support
An Opportunity to Support
Stay updated on the latest insights from Ambuja Cement Foundation.