CAPF Officer Quits Job To Take Up Sandalwood, Black Turmeric Farming

Quitting his dream job, a Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) officer has entered into the farming of white sandalwood and black turmeric with a view to promote cultivation of these products in the north India and create jobs for rural youth.

Utkrisht Pandey, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, quit his job as an Assistant Commandant in the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in 2016 and started his company Marcelone Agrofarm at Bhadauna village in Pratapgarh, about 200 km from Lucknow.

“It was a dream job for me to join CAPF. I worked in different states, including Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam, for about five and a half years. During the job, it was always there in my mind that I should have to do something for my village to help them and improve their living standards and I was of the view that plantation of crops will help me in that. I also want the youth to help the country in becoming self-reliant,” Pandey said.

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