Farming may seem like a low-paying profession, but many farmers use innovative techniques to turn a high profit margin. Here are top ten India’s richest farmers that demonstrate how their knowledge led to great success.
Pramod Gautam spent his early life living in his family’s ancestral village of Wadhona and assisting his father on the farm, helping with its operations and cultivating crops for sale. His love for agriculture never diminished and after graduating and becoming an accomplished Automobile engineer, Pramod took a risky decision: to leave his job in engineering altogether to pursue farming full time as his ultimate career goal. It was an uncertain path at first but soon proved right for him – an audacious move indeed, but one that brought him satisfaction beyond measure – one he knew was right – one he wanted.
He began his journey as a farmer on 26 acres inherited land inherited from his parents. To start off his endeavor, he sowed white groundnuts and turmeric but experienced no income due to labor shortages forcing farmhands away to cities where industries offered employment.
In 2007, Pramod decided to alter his agricultural methods, switching to horticulture by planting guavas, apples, oranges, and lemons; also shifting towards less labor-intensive crops such as mosambi and toor dal. Today he sells Vandana Foods’ dal mill under Vandana Foods brand name; his annual turnover is around one crore with another 10-12 lakhs from horticulture; this far outstrips what he earned working as an automobile engineer!
Pramod credits his success to hard work and determination. He never gave up in making his business thrive and learned from any errors made while continually adapting and improving methods that weren’t working.
Rajiv Bittu, a chartered accountant who ventured into farming alongside his accounting career, is now one of India’s 10 richest farmers and serves as an example that you can succeed with agriculture with the right mindset and business acumen. A former car engineer turned farmer, Rajiv began farming in 2006 using an unconventional gardening strategy which involved sowing white groundnuts and turmeric but yielding no income; eventually experimenting with various crops as well as labor-saving tools such as Mahindra’s driverless tractor technology to discover success.
He currently farms corn in open fields, generating an annual turnover of more than Rs 1.75 crore. In addition to corn production, he cultivates and sells pomegranates under his brand, Geena Pomegranates. Other ventures he is involved with include an orchard and processing unit as well as owning three Greenstein playhouses and greenhouse in his backyard.
Ram Saran Verma from Daulatpur village in Uttar Pradesh inherited six acres. Since 1990, due to his hard work and implementation of modern farming techniques, he now farms over 200 acres – 100 of it dedicated to banana plantations while the remainder being used to grow tomatoes and potatoes. Additionally, he owns and runs his own dal mill which processes and sells toor dal; earning an estimated Rs 1 crore each year; plus, under the brand Vandana produce sales, earning him another 10-12 lakh each year!
Dnyaneshwar Bodke is a revolutionary farmer who has changed our views of traditional farming. As founder of Abhinav Farmers Club in Pune and revolutionizer of farming concepts. After witnessing many farmers mortgaging their farms to support their households and taking steps such as encouraging them to specialize in horticulture or unusual vegetables thereby eliminating middlemen and making more use of their land, he took decisive action and convinced many others to become followers of his concept.
He employs modern farming techniques that enable him to maximize profits, and currently owns 200 acres of farmland – some used for banana plantations and others dedicated to tomatoes and potatoes – earning approximately Rs 2 crore per year from cultivation, and serving as a model to other farmers.
These top 10 richest farmers in India have proven that farming can be a lucrative career choice, adopting cutting-edge agricultural techniques and effective business strategies – setting an example to others looking to enter or increase profits in this industry.
Khemaram Chaudhary, 45 years old and living in Rajasthan’s Guda Kumawatan village, began practicing polyhouse farming four years ago – an innovative form of protected agriculture designed to mimic Israel’s climate – becoming an inspiration to thousands of other farmers while garnering fame for producing high-quality produce.
Khema Ramji serves as an inspirational example that proves farming can be profitable business. A school dropout from Uttar Pradesh, Khema owns a successful aloe vera farm with annual revenues exceeding two crore rupees and utilizes modern technology to maximize his profits and expand it further. His work has inspired many, earning him the Padma Shri award.
Pramod Gautam is another farmer demonstrating the lucrative potential of agriculture as a profession. After leaving his job as an automobile engineer in 2006 and starting farming on his 26-acre inherited property, initially earning only low returns from cultivating white groundnuts and turmeric crops, his initial strategy resulted in meager income from these cultivation efforts; however, due to strategic tweaking and various farming methods being employed now he earns over one crore every year!
Once he began making a profit from farming, he invested in other businesses to diversify his income streams and become one of the richest farmers in India. Since then, he has acquired several high-end cars and luxurious homes while using his farmland to cultivate crops such as corn. Through this strategy he has become one of the richest farmers.
Vishwanath Bobade is an agriculturist and farmer living in Bahirwadi in Beed district of Maharashtra who has made quite an impressive statement through hard work and innovation. Earning millions on one acre, using innovative farming techniques he developed himself, his livelihood is an inspiration to many and makes a fortune while giving back.
He used to be an automobile engineer, but decided to focus his energy and time on agriculture instead. Through experimenting with modern farming techniques such as horticulture he has become one of India’s richest farmers with his dal mill generating income of more than Rs 100 Crore per annum as well as income generated through other crops.
Sachin Kale is another example of an accomplished mechanical engineer who has taken to farming as his profession. After leaving a power plant job in 2013, he relocated to Medhpar village and now owns a contract farming business that works with over 170 farmers on 200 acres, and generates annual turnover estimated at Rs 2 crore.
Ramesh Chaudhary of Jaipur in Rajasthan is an extremely wealthy farmer in India. He owns three Greestein polyhouses and one greenhouse in his city and cultivates tomatoes, cucumbers and floriculture to generate over two crore rupees in annual turnover and owns several cars and bungalows.
Ramesh Chaudhary of Jaipur, Rajasthan is an innovative farmer who has earned nearly seven lakh rupees by farming one acre with innovative techniques such as raised-bed cultivation. Employing only two labourers at his farm he also cultivates greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and flowers in greenhouses for greenhouse cultivation purposes. With an annual turnover exceeding two crore rupees he owns multiple high-end cars and luxurious bungalows – an astounding achievement from one farmer alone!
Sachin Kale is one of India’s richest farmers. A mechanical engineer by training, he gave up his career to focus on farming full time. Now owning his own contract farming business which helps 137 happy farmers cultivating crops like wheat, barley and maize for him – his annual revenue totaling approximately Rs 2 crore!
Harish Dhandev made headlines last year after quitting his government job to start farming aloe vera in Rajasthan, ranking third on India’s richest farmer list. His farm now produces over 10 tonnes per month.
These farmers have proven that farming is not limited to those with sufficient funds. Their hard work and innovation have given the farming industry a fresh new face; their stories should serve as an inspiration to us all.
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Farming can often be seen as an underpaid profession, with farmers suffering debts and droughts that threaten crop production. Yet some farmers are making considerable profit using cutting edge farming technologies and techniques – inspiring others and showing that farming can indeed be profitable business venture.
Vishwanath Bobade, a former car engineer who switched to farming in 2006 and now makes over one crore annually from this profession. Starting with 26 acres inherited land that were his inheritance and using an unconventional cultivation technique he initially planted white groundnuts and turmeric but did not reap any income from these crops.
He then decided to grow pomegranates on his land, as this climate-appropriate fruit had great medicinal qualities. Now, his efforts have helped feed over 60,000 people and earned him the Padma Shri award.
Sachin Kale is another successful farmer who has used modern technology to expand his business. After quitting his job as a mechanical engineer to launch clean energy farming in Medhpar village and establish his company that assists other farmers, Sachin invested his entire 15-year provident fund into this venture – now boasting an estimated annual turnover of Rs 2 crore per annum.
Harish Dhandev is another successful farmer who has used modern techniques to make his farm flourish. After leaving his government job to work on his inherited land in Rajasthan, his net worth now is estimated between Rs 1.5-2 crore.
Sachin Kale, a mechanical engineer, decided to take up farming after quitting his job as an electrical engineer. Investing all his funds, he now enjoys an annual turnover of approximately Rs 2 crore from his profitable farm and owns two bungalows and multiple cars. Cultivating Aloe Vera on his Rajasthan farm using innovative techniques, Sachin only employs two laborers while working 24×7 to take care of his plants.
He established his company in 2014 to assist farmers with contract farming strategies. Since then, his business has assisted over 170 content farmers working 200 acres. Furthermore, his firm introduced them to new techniques and methods like raised bed farming.
Pramod Gautam is another successful farmer in India who has achieved great success through hard work and innovative farming techniques. After leaving his job as an automobile engineer in 2006 to take up farming on 26-acre inherited ancestral property that belonged to his ancestors, he cultivates oranges, guavas, lemons, Toor Dal and various fruits and vegetables while selling fixed and raw pulses – earning over one crore each year compared with what an engineer made!
These wealthy farmers serve as an inspiration to us all and demonstrate that farming can be a lucrative profession as long as we put in effort into it. Their success also proves the importance of smart work as well as hard labor; we should learn from these incredible individuals and apply their methods in our own fields.
Harish Dhandev decided to embark on the path of farming after finishing his studies, hoping it would give him the chance to build his fortune and make an impactful statement about himself and the way his world worked. Therefore, he took the bold move of leaving engineering for agriculture as his career path and to pursue farming full time as his occupation.
Harish’s decision paid off, and soon he was making massive profits. Through hard work and innovation, Harish was able to grow aloe vera on an industrial scale – his premium crop even caught Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali’s attention, giving Harish an unexpected business boom! Today, he cultivates 100 acres of aloe vera land while running Dhandev Global Group company with annual revenues between Rs 1.5 and 2 crores.
Ram Saran Verma is one of India’s richest farmers who has found great success through innovative farming techniques. He uses different seeds and fertilizers, and has won multiple agricultural awards in India for his efforts. Ram also shares modern farming techniques with modest farmers in isolated communities, becoming an inspiration to them all. Eventually becoming one of India’s ten richest farmers with 250 acres under cultivation across Rajasthan with an annual turnover exceeding Rs 1 crore he remains an inspiring figure today!
Ram Saran Verma
He is one of the richest farmers in India and an inspiration to other farmers alike, having achieved such wealth due to his dedication and innovative techniques in farming. He uses modern technology for planting crops on his land while setting up factories producing processed foods items; in addition, he travels abroad like Israel in search of new techniques and processes in farming.
At first, he worked as an engineer. However, soon after realizing his true calling lay in agriculture, he left his engineering career behind to focus on growing aloe vera and other crops on his land that are sold nationwide and overseas. Since then, he has become a success story within agriculture with even setting up his own company to aid other farmers achieve maximum profit from farming. He now employs other farmers across the country and abroad under his management while selling off aloe vera and other products grown on his farm to maximize profit for all farmers involved!
As an inspiration and model of resilience, he serves as an example for anyone pursuing their dreams and facing any obstacles on their path to achieving their goals. Though born with polio and with limited use of hands and legs, despite these difficulties he still cultivates pomegranates on his farm to benefit 60,000 other people – the perfect representation of how anyone can find success if they work hard enough and dedicate themselves enough.