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Deepak Gupta: From banker to organic farmer

Grows chemical-free food, wants farmers to go back to practices they once knew but have forgotten

Aditi Phadnis 

As career changes go, it is nothing short of dramatic. Banker Deepak Gupta has turned farmer. Not just any farmer — he grows and retails only organic fruit and vegetables. And not any organic either — natural farming. As a child whose father was in the railways, Gupta travelled all over India during his growing-up years. In the early 1980s, he studied at Delhi’s Shri Ram College of Commerce, did an MBA from XLRI and worked at HDFC Bank and ICICI, winging it to Johannesburg and Toronto as a banker. International exposure led to a deeper appreciation of the ...

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First Published: Sat, September 02 2017. 21:40 IST
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