He has been raising hens on four plots at two farms with a total capacity of 5,000. He claims that 25 hundred chicks can be sold after 40 or 45 days and that it has been a week as of today.
Kathmandu. The number of young individuals working in agriculture has grown recently. By growing various vegetables according to the season, they have been successfully operating an agricultural business and making a good living.
Living in Machhegaon, Chandragiri Municipality Ward No. 9 of Kathmandu, Pradip Bohra has been raising hens. He is a resident of Dhangadhi 5 Taranagar Kailali Thai. He has been raising hens on four plots at two farms with a total capacity of 5,000. He claims that 25 hundred chicks can be sold after 40 or 45 days and that it has been a week as of today. The poultry farming industry is now doing very well. Family includes a son, a daughter, and a wife, and they earn eight to nine lakhs every year from raising chicken.
He started breeding sheep in three tunnels recently after making a nice living from raising chickens. Additionally, Bohra has hired two workers. He claims to have been running the agricultural business, which his brother-in-law began seven or eight years ago, for the past two years.
"He says he worked in the health sector as a paramedic and a lab technician for 11 years. That job was temporary, I was never unemployed, but even when I was employed, I could not save money, then after taking advice from my brother and sister-in-law, I started raising chickens. Now, after leaving my job, I have been raising chickens and farming sheep for two years. I thought that it would be good only in health, what would happen in agriculture, but since I have worked hard, if I can stay in Nepal and earn good income in agricultural business, any young people will not have to go abroad.
He complained that the vegetables produced by the farmers invested in agriculture with hard work did not get the market. He said that if the government makes good policies and rules in the market management of vegetables and fruits, including goats, it will be very good for farmers to do agricultural business.
He says, a few days ago, the price of lamb from India was Rs 40/50 per kg and the lamb produced in Nepal was sold at Rs 4/5 per kg. If the government had made rules for the farmers, the farmers would not have been affected. He says that the youth should not go abroad due to unemployment.