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An engineer working with tech giant Infosys decided to quit his job and take up farming in Japan. His decision eventually paid off as now he earns twice as much as he was while working as a techie. Venkatasamy Vignesh was earning Rs 40,000 per month while he was working with Infosys. Now, he is earning double what he was earning at Infosys, reported Moneycontrol. Vignesh comes from a farmers' family. He realised his true calling while helping his parents during the COVID lockdown.
In the beginning, Vignesh's parents were against his decision to quit the job to take up farming as it meant letting go of the stable income. However, Vignesh remained adamant and got himself enrolled at Chennai-based Nihon Edutech, which trains people in Japanese culture and language before helping them get placed in the country.
Notably, Japan has a huge demand for farmers owing to the ageing population and lack of interest in farming among Japanese people. After completing the course, Vignesh moved to Japan where he worked at a brinjal farm in the country’s Kochi prefecture.
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