An engineer quits his job to grow gerbera daisies; Earn Rs 1.5 Lakh per month


Find out why and how an engineer quit his job to grow gerbera daisies that are earning him a fortune!

Abhinav Gerbera Farm

Abhinav Singh has accepted a job offer from Microsoft after completing his B.Tech then moved to England to live a comfortable and luxurious lifestyle. But, after a while, he realized while enjoying all the comforts of a luxurious life, that he missed being close to his family and friends.

Even though he used to go across Europe on weekends to party, and it all seemed like a dream to him, he never felt fulfilled and satisfied in his life.

How did Abhinav get into farming?

In 2015, he returned to India after realizing his heart was still in India. After nearly a year working at Microsoft’s Gurgaon branch, Abhinav knew what he wanted to do next. So, unlike his relatives visiting Varanasi, he explored the potential of pursuing a career in agriculture.

With the exception of his father, his entire family has been engaged in agriculture for centuries. In Chilbila, his home hamlet in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, he owned a few acres of farmland. So he thought, why not take advantage of it? So he began to study what he should plant and eventually he turned to the horticulture of gerberas.

Why did he choose the Gerbera culture?

The Gerbera plant is perennial and its flowers are popular in Uttar Pradesh and are in high demand especially during the wedding season when they come from Pune. Gerbera is available in almost hundreds of colors and also stays fresh longer. All of these things contribute to making the Gerbera the fifth most popular cut flower in the world after the rose.

Abhinav chose to get his Gerbera plants from Pune, which is well known for its flower gardening. He built a polyhouse for growing Gerbera on 4,000 square meters (about one acre) of land in his hamlet because the flower cannot thrive in extreme heat and requires a regulated atmosphere.

He now sells over 2,000 gerbera flowers every day and earns Rs.1.5 lakh per month. In addition, his farming business employs hundreds of people in his hometown.


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