Yatindranath Jha & Ashu Jha:
Gwal Pahari, on way to Faridabad from Gurugram has become famous these days for organically grown vegetables by couple Yatindra Nath Jha (46) and Ashu Jha (45) on 2 acres farm. On 24th March they organized small get together to celebrate their farm anniversary along with organic lunch. On the occasion, Yatindranath Jha shared his vision and objective behind this initiative because professionally he is engineers and into design, construction of water bodies like fountains, swimming pool, eco-ponds etc.
“Our market are full of pesticides laden vegetable and has become menace for people who cannot afford organically grown vegetables,” said Yatindranath Jha. This simple yet profound sincerity has propelled the couple to take the initiative to go for organic farming. They are not only growing the vegetable but distribution to underprivileged people for free. Last year they dispatched organic vegetable to Kerala during natural calamities.
“We had single point agenda when we decided to grow (organic) vegetables. We aimed to make pesticide free vegetables available to all needy, under-privileged people. People who are sick, ailing, pregnant women and others,” Ashu said.
The couple harvested their produce, nearly 10-15 kgs of it, June last year. Now they are harvesting 15 kg vegetables daily. They sow seeds every week to keep the cropping cycle in order, and prpare compost from biodegradable kitchen waste that they collect from individual’s homes in South City 2, where they reside.
“We are likely to approach the Civil Hospital to get details of disabled persons and have requested all our friends to share contacts of all ailing patients and pregnant women, for whom it is doubly important that they stay away from vegetables grown using hazardous pesticides,” said the Jha couple, for whom this pursuit is far more enjoyable than any traditional corporate job.