Derla's book beckons youth back to villages

Youth today do not consider agriculture as an occupation for themselves.  They prefer to sit in plush offices rather than slogging day and night in the field,” he regretted.

Though 'Hasiru Krishiya Nittisirugalu' narrates the difficulties faced by a farmer, it is a ray of hope as it shows new possibilities, he said and advised that if society gives importance to agriculture as a profession the face of agriculture can be changed even now.

"Today one has to buy paddy from shops unlike the olden days where one used to eat what was grown in his own field," said Alva's Institution Chairman Dr Mohan Alva presiding over the function.

More than 2 lakh farmers have committed suicide in 15 years he said, and questioned that if everyone prefers technical and office jobs there will be no agriculturists who will grow food in future.

"This book is an effort to get back the youth to the villages," said Narendra Rai Derla while giving an introduction to the book.

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