Chandrakant holds a diploma in agriculture; he moved to Mumbai in search of a better life but was marred by the city’s pace. He heard of the work being done by the Swades Foundation and decided to move back to his village…to his family and to his community. He participated in the Swades Foundations’ Self Help Group Training where he got motivated to put his two acres of barren land for agricultural use.
Today a farmer by choice, he is a role model in promoting Agriculture as a lucrative career option amongst the community. He makes special efforts to reach out to his people, based in the city to come back to their villages, where enhanced livelihood options exist, initiating a wave of reverse migration.
Chandrakant is also working towards developing a program on Agro-Tourism to show the world the beauty and culture of Rural India.