Bheem Singh Bisht who proved that Yes! It is Possible!
We migrated Uttarakhandi talk much about to stop migration but never try ourselves (including me) to provide alternates in our native villages –rural Hills of Uttarakhand.
Late in 1970, Shri Bheem Singh Bisht showed that rural Uttarakhandi can earn more than what they earn in Pardesh. Shri Bheem Singh Bisht was born in 1935 in village Baudaun, Thalisain, Pauri Garhwal. He was called the Hero of modern Agriculture in Thalisain region. He grew apple, aadu, naspati, oranges, lemon in his garden and used to have annual income for Rs 15000 in 1980s.
Shri Bheem Singh Bisht Ji stopped growing conventional crops and started growing chilies instead and used to get 5000 income annually from chilly crops in 1980s. Shri Bisht never uses chemicals, pesticides but uses organic fertilizers and pesticides. Shri Bisht is of opinion to protect conventional regional genes of crops.
Shri Bheem Singh Bisht proved that if people take interest there is ample scope of earning in rural hills of Uttarakhand
Curtsey: Garhwal ki Jiwit Vibhutiyan page 71, 1990
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